Rebekah P.

Rebekah is a writer in upstate New York, just north of the Adirondack Mountains. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education degree. In addition to writing, she also co-manages a farm, where she grows a variety of plants and raises chickens, pigs, and sheep. Her writing interests cover everything from farming and gardening to education, health and wellness, and business.

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Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum Plant): Types, How to Grow and Care

In many places, Star of Bethlehem (scientifically known as Ornithogalum) is considered invasive, as it rapidly overtakes flower beds. However, as long as you keep it properly contained, there are plenty of reasons to cultivate it in your garden.  In fact, it can be almost impossible to get rid of the Star of Bethlehem once …

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rhaphidophora tetrasperma

Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma (Mini Monstera): How to Grow and Care

The rhaphidophora tetrasperma is a plant that is growing in popularity. Often mistaken for a miniature monstera plant, many refer to it as a mini monstera, mini split-leaf, or a Ginny philodendron—although it is not related to any of these varieties. The rhaphidophora tetrasperma is a part of the large Araceae plant family and the …

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African Daisies (Osteospermum Flower): Types, How to Grow and Care

African daisies can make a vibrant addition to your garden, but a warm climate is necessary. The African daisy originates from Africa, and requires a similar climate to grow, even as an annual. These flowers will not tolerate frost—at all—and will die at the first hint of frosty weather. Although African daisies have a similar …

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Spirea Bushes: Different Varieties, How to Grow and Care

Spirea plants are flowering shrubs that come in several different varieties and can make a wonderful addition to any garden or landscaping. Spirea plants are known for their vibrantly colorful flowers, attractive foliage, and for their versatility. Many plant their spirea plants as shrubs around their property, as a ground cover, and even in containers. …

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Climbing Hydrangea

Climbing Hydrangeas (Hydrangea Petiolaris): How to Grow and Care

Climbing hydrangeas are a beautiful addition to any home. These flowering vines will climb almost anything, turning an ordinary view into an extraordinary view when they are in bloom although they do require some patience.     When it comes to climbing hydrangea vines, you have some color varieties to choose from anywhere from white, blue, pink, …

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