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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

Flowers & Blooms

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…

Carrots
Fruits

How to Preserve Fruits and Vegetables

Food is expensive so it is really helpful to grow your own fruits and vegetables. Many people, even beginner gardeners, can grow tasty food in their own garden. There are many great vegetables you can grow successfully even if you’re…

Heart of Succulent
Plant Care

How to Grow Succulents: The Basics

Succulents are beautiful and unique plants you can keep indoors. They are even suitable for small container gardens. One of the best things about succulents is that they are very tolerant to drought. Also, they don’t require much care to…

Fresh Tomatoes
Vegetables

Tomato Planting and Growing Tips

Tomatoes are the most popular garden vegetables and many people want to grow them in their gardens. This tasty vegetable can be used in many different ways and in many meals, so it’s not surprising that it’s very popular. You…

Gardening Basics

Quick Gardening Tips

There are many ways to save money in the garden, as long as you know tips and tricks. Gardening can be very rewarding, but it’s also expensive, so it’s always good to know when to save a bit. Also, these…

Flowers & Blooms

Caring for Ponytail Palm

The “Ponytail Palm tree” is an interesting plant many people like to grow in their homes. This plant is not a palm at all: it’s a member of the Lilaceae (lily family). It’s known under several names so it’s not…

Pruning Shears
Gardening Tools

How to Clean and Sharpen Pruning Shears

It’s important to always keep your pruning tools properly maintained. It means they have to be cleaned, sharpened and sanitized. If you don’t take care of your pruning shears they can cause more harm than help. You can get hurt…

Rain Barrel
Gardening Tools

The Advantages of Rain Barrels

Rain barrels are effective devices for watering your garden or lawn. They have been growing in popularity because they are very effective when it comes to saving water or lowering water bills. Many homeowners choose this method of watering their…

USDA California planting zones
Gardening Basics

California Planting Zones

California is complex when it comes to climate. In order to make a successful garden with healthy and thriving plants, it is important to know your specific USDA hardiness zone that is present in your local area. One thing to…

Fruits

How to Grow a Lemon Tree

A flowering lemon tree can provide not just a beautiful sight but also a unique, fresh smell. Lemon trees are very beautiful, with their dark green, oval leaves and fragrant, white blooms. Sweet, alluring scent will enhance the atmosphere of…

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