Flowers and Plants

Add some color to your spaces with garden flowers, house plants and trees.

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.


Gardening Basics

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

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Best Herbs for Improving Memory

Do you like herb gardening? Did you know that some herbs are not just tasty but can also help you enhance memory? That’s right: you can get memory enhancing properties with herbs you grow in your home! Let’s face it:…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Prune Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) is beautiful and many people love to grow this plant. They give vibrant summer colors and they can thrive in USDA Hardiness Zones 7-9. They can grow in humidity and are very drought tolerant. The basic…

English peas

Summer Planting, Fall Harvesting

Harvesting vegetables in the fall is a great way to get additional supply of healthy, fresh vegetables straight from your garden. Do not think all harvesting should happen in late spring or summer. On the contrary: you can plant many…

Pest Control

Greenhouse Gardening Pest Control

People who grow different sorts of plants and flowers will most likely have greenhouses in their garden. However, not all people know how to effectively use greenhouses, or for some people who know, there are still things left to learn….

Flowers & Blooms

How to Protect Your Roses During Winter

To care for your roses properly, you need to understand what kind of temperatures and conditions they need. Generally speaking, cold winds can do much more damage to roses than cold temperatures. This is one of the first things you…

Pest Control

Natural Pest Control I

Pests are a common problem in any garden. All gardeners face this issue at least once, and many of them can’t seem to get rid of pests no matter what they try. It’s true that some gardens attract more pests…

Posion Ivy

Homemade Poison Ivy Remedy

Poison Ivy can be very uncomfortable. If you’ve ever had it on your body you know how nasty it can get. Luckily, there are many DIY ways to remedy the situation and remove Poison Ivy from your body. The best…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Grow Ginger

Ginger is very healthy and tasty, so it’s not surprising it’s a staple in Asian cuisine. It’s often grown in other parts of the world, too. It’s very popular and used in many recipes. Numerous studies show that ginger offers…

Gardening Tools

Tools & Gardening Essentials

Many gardeners struggle with space they have for their tools and other gardening equipment. Even if you have a large back yard, yawn or a garden, you may still have only a very small space to keep your equipment needed…