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Flowers and Plants

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ABOUT ME

Hi to everyone.
My name is Karen Travis!

I’m a gardening enthusiast with over 25 years of experience. When not working, I love digging in my garden. I grow everything I can from veggies to plants. I hope you enjoy my blog and that my blog inspires you to garden.

INSPIRATION

Gardening Basics

Don’t let strange
plants and bad soil
intimidate you.
Enjoy gardening success
in every season.

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Inspiration

Herbs

Basil Keeps You Healthy I

Basil is a great herb you can easily grow in your garden or even your home. It can be used in numerous ways. It adds a great flavor to your recipes so it’s used in numerous dishes. It’s not surprising…

Pest Control

Controlling Cabbage Worms: No Insecticides!

Cabbage worms are common pests that attack many vegetables. Cabbage and kale are particularly susceptible to these pests, but some other vegetables can also be a target of these insects. Keep in mind that cabbage worms have a great appetite….

Flowers and Plants

How to Care for the Amaryllis

The amaryllis makes a great indoor plant. They are very resistant and can do well when placed indoors. They are particularly beautiful during winter because this is when they bloom. This way, they can provide lots of color for your…

Flowers and Plants

Growing Blueberries II

Once you have prepared favorable conditions for blueberries, you are ready to plant. One of the most important things to keep in mind is the distance you need to keep between individual plants. For lowbush varieties, set plants two feet…

Flowers and Plants

5 Unusual Spring Flowering Plants to Grow

There are some very popular and widely-available spring flowers many people like to grow in their gardens, such as tulips, crocus and hyacinths. These flowering plants are beautiful and will sure make your garden colorful. However, there are many other…

Flowers and Plants

Taking Care of Coleus Plants

Coleus is a very versatile plant. It can be enjoyed all year round. If kept indoors, it can be used for foliage arrangements. It is known for its beautiful, colorful foliage that can be used for bouquets. Coleus plants are…

Flowers and Plants

Caring for Norfolk Island Pines

Norfolk Island pines make very beautiful, small, potted Christmas trees. Many plant growers like to personally decorate their Norfolk pines with red ribbons, ornaments and foil. Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla) is a beautiful houseplant and it makes excellent decoration…

Pest Control

Organic Insecticides against Mealybugs

Pests and diseases occur from time to time even with the best care. It’s therefore important to closely inspect your plants from time to time so you can react immediately if you notice a problem. Some pests are more difficult…

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