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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.

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Gardening Basics

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

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Lettuce in Raised Bed
Vegetables

How to Grow Lettuce I

If you want to grow lettuce in your garden it is important to figure out what type you want to grow and then to choose the precise varieties. Keep in mind that loose leaf types of lettuce are ideal for…

Growing Lettuce
Vegetables

How to Grow Lettuce II

Lettuce is not difficult to grow but you need to follow some simple guidelines. Once you have planted lettuce you can enjoy to see it grow. The next important step is to harvest your lettuce so you can use it…

Vegetables

How to Grow Swiss Chard

People who love to eat spinach will usually prefer to grow their own spinach in their gardens. Nothing feels better than eating the spinach you’ve grown. This is the best way to ensure that the food you eat is truly…

Gentians Blooming
Flowers & Blooms

How to Grow Gentians

Gentian flowers are famous for their blue color. In fact, this plant displays such a wide range of true blue colors that it makes Gentian a very attractive choice for a garden. Another great advantage to Gentian is that it…

Gentian Flower
Flowers & Blooms

Choosing the Best Gentian Variety

Since there are many different Gentian varieties, there are many choices you can make. Your choice will depend on the role you want Gentians to play in your garden, as well as growing conditions you can provide to them. Numerous…

Gentians Flowers
Flowers & Blooms

How to Germinate Gentian Seeds?

In order to enjoy beautiful Gentians in your garden, it is important to know how to start them from seeds. Germination is one of the trickiest things about these plants, since they have a very long germination period. Are Gentians…

Date Palm
Trees and Shrubs

The Top 5 Uses for Date Palms

Date palms are beautiful and many people decide to grow them in their gardens. While these are not the most popular trees you can grow, Date palms definitely have some advantages and uses. It is therefore not surprising that there…

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