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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

Common Tomato Problems II

Some tomato problems are caused by pests and diseases rather than weather or soil conditions. In order to grow tomatoes successfully, it’s important to know what the common pests and diseases are and how to successfully prevent them in your…

Seedlings Common Chickweed
Gardening Basics

Common Seedling Problems

Many people choose to start seeds indoors. There are many advantages to this method. However, there are also some common problems you might encounter. It’s important for all beginner gardeners to know about these potential disadvantages before they try to…

Mandevilla
Flowers & Blooms

How to Fertilize Mandevilla Plants?

Many people who grow Mandevilla vines want to know about the proper fertilizing routine. What do these beautiful vines need to thrive? Fertilizing Mandevilla plants is not difficult but you need to provide them with all the nutrients they need….

Calla Lily Indoors
Indoor Gardening

Growing Calla Lily Indoors

Calla Lily is a gorgeous plant you can grow both outdoors and indoors. Do not be afraid to plant it in a container and keep it indoors: it is easier than it may seem. This is rhizome plant that is…

Flowers & Blooms

The Most Popular Salad Greens

Salad greens are great vegetables to grow. They are the main ingredient in numerous salads, so you can have a tasty salad whenever you wish, straight from your home garden. You may even grow many of them in containers in…

USDA Planting Zones
Gardening Basics

USDA Planting Zones

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone map is an important resource for all gardeners. This is a reference you should consult when choosing plants for your garden. It is crucial to pick only those plants that can grow in your climate,…

Garden Box
DIY

How to Make a Garden Grow Box

With the warmer months approaching, you might want to think about growing some new plants in your garden. While gardening requires a lot of practice and experience, there are many things even beginner gardeners can do to improve their garden…

Prayer Plant Maranta Leuconeura
Plant Care

Prayer Plant Propagation

The Prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura) is a great choice for a houseplant. It is a very common plant you can grow in your home, and it is not difficult to make it thrive. However, it also has certain needs that…

Moth Orchid
Flowers & Blooms

How to Care for a Moth Orchid

Moth orchids are known as difficult plants to grow indoors. The truth is that they are not so complicated but they do require some dedication. They can be easy to grow as long as you follow some guidelines on how…

Ixora Chinensis
Plant Care

How to Care for Ixora Plants

Ixora is a gorgeous plant that many people choose to grow in their gardens. Ixora is famous for its amazing star-shaped flowers that bloom throughout the whole year. This is a very attractive plant that can truly make a difference…

Chrysanthemum Mum
Flowers & Blooms

Chrysanthemum Growing Tips

Chrysanthemums are plants that are very easy to grow, so they are good even for beginner gardeners without much experience. These are among the easiest perennials to grow in your home. To make them thrive, plant them early in spring…

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