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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

Vegetables

Great Plants You Can Start Late

Some people like to make an early start on their plants to get the most of their growing season. What happens if you are not one of those gardeners? There are many of us who are a bit late with…

Flowers & Blooms

Starting Perennials from Seed I

Many gardeners wish to start their perennials from seeds, but it seems too complicated. Contrary to the popular belief, however, it doesn’t take special skill nor equipment. Actually, starting plants from seed is very easy. Starting from seed offers numerous…

Flowers & Blooms

Different Types of Hydrangeas

Hydrangea macrophylla (mophead) is a popular house plant, known for its beautiful flowers. It can bring charm and style to your garden. This plant has flowers in many different colors, such as blue, white, pink or purple. They can be…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Grow Echinacea

Echinacea is a plant with great looking flowers. This plant is known for its beauty and numerous health properties. You may consider growing it in your garden because of its flowers of because of its medical properties. This plant has…

Staghorn Fern
Flowers & Blooms

How to Care for Staghorn Fern

Staghorn ferns (Platycerium spp.) are gorgeous plants with beautiful leaves, which gives them a truly unique appearance. There are two types of Staghorn fern leaves: regular ones and those that look like horns. If you wish to grow Staghorn ferns,…

Gardening Basics

How to Make a Simple Hand Balm

Gardening gloves are a very important tool. They will protect your hands and make you work safely. There are many materials in the garden that you don’t want to touch, so wearing gloves is advisable. However, gloves are not always…

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Fruits

Low Blood Pressure Foods III

If you wish to keep your blood pressure in check, you should eat some of the fruits, vegetables and other recommended foods. There are many foods that can lower you blood pressure so you should consume them on a regular…

Vegetables

Grow Potatoes Organically II  

There are many useful and practical ways to grow potatoes organically, and we’ve already outlined some of them. Remember, the proposed organic methods for growing potatoes are: The organic growing methods are: Raised Bed Method Straw Mulch Method Hilled Rows…

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Herbs

Herbs to Grow in Fall and Winter

Fall is actually one of the best times to grow herbs. If you like to have fresh, tasty herbs in your kitchen, consider growing them during fall. This is particularly true for areas with mild winters. If you wish to…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Use Sunflowers

Sunflowers are some of the most famous and popular plants. They grow in the wild, they are used in the food industry and there are also some people who like to grow them in their gardens and homes. If you…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Grow Strawberries

Strawberries are tasty fruits and they can be used in many different ways. You can eat them fresh, make a fruit salad, use them for cakes or even freeze them to use them in smoothies. These fruits are healthy and…

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