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Amy is not afraid to get her hands dirty. As a self-taught gardener, she takes on her fair share of landscaping projects, picking up a ton of knowledge as she goes. If you have a plant care or landscaping question you’ve been too afraid to ask, you’re in the right place!


I’m looking for evergreen shrubs nearby my black walnut tree that are resistant to juglone.

I’m looking for evergreen shrubs nearby my black walnut tree that are resistant to juglone.
Gardening at the base of a black walnut tree is a challenge.

When is the best time to prune strawberry hydrangea? Is there a video which shows how much to cut?

When is the best time to prune strawberry hydrangea? Is there a video which shows how much to cut?
Experienced gardeners ask the same question!

What care do candy coralberry need? This year I had fewer branches and berries. Would a late spring frost be the reason?

What care do candy coralberry need? This year I had fewer branches and berries. Would a late spring frost be the reason?
Good question!

I purchased 2 tiger eyes late this fall but I was not able to get them in the ground. I brought them inside before it froze, but the leaves and stems did turn and drop. Will they overwinter inside ok?

I purchased 2 tiger eyes late this fall but I was not able to get them in the ground. I brought them inside before it froze, but the leaves and stems did turn and drop. Will they overwinter inside ok?
Tiger Eyes Sumac are interesting plants.

After 8 months of planting 3 vanilla strawberry hydrangeas I wonder if you have suggestions on how to save them? They all are doing poorly.

After 8 months of planting 3 vanilla strawberry hydrangeas I wonder if you have suggestions on how to save them? They all are doing poorly.
I’m sorry they are struggling.

How should I prune limoncello barberry and creme brûlée potentilla?

How should I prune limoncello barberry and creme brûlée potentilla?
Good question!

My Hypericum Pumpkin is brown and looks dead. Should I leave it or prune?

My Hypericum Pumpkin is brown and looks dead. Should I leave it or prune?
Mine looks the same way.

The standing ovation serviceberry says "sometimes" fruits. What does this mean? Also, can you recommend a place to buy them online?

The standing ovation serviceberry says "sometimes" fruits. What does this mean? Also, can you recommend a place to buy them online?
I’m so glad you asked that question!

I have a Cool Splash Honeysuckle and after the leaves had been exposed to frost I cut it back like a perennial. Was this a huge mistake?

I have a Cool Splash Honeysuckle and after the leaves had been exposed to frost I cut it back like a perennial. Was this a huge mistake?
Not a huge mistake!

Why would my Crimson Fire shrubs lose their leaves? The plants are not dried out, they're watered for 20 minutes once a day.

Why would my Crimson Fire shrubs lose their leaves? The plants are not dried out, they're watered for 20 minutes once a day.
I wonder if the daily watering is causing the roots to rot.

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