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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!


Any hope for my newly planted Crimson Fire after a cold winter in the south?

Any hope for my newly planted Crimson Fire after a cold winter in the south?
North Carolina has had an unusually hard winter this year!

Are hydrangeas perrenials?

Are hydrangeas perrenials?
Yes, hydrangeas are perennial shrubs!

When is the best time to prune gardenia bushes?

When is the best time to prune gardenia bushes?
The best time to prune is right after they flower.

Is Coppertone Distylium deer resistant?

Is Coppertone Distylium deer resistant?
The problem with recommending deer resistant plants is that a deer will eat anything if it is hungry enough!

What is the best method to dig up a seedling growing too close to concrete?

This will be a fun project!

Can hydrangeas grow in southern Florida?

Can hydrangeas grow in southern Florida?
Great question!

Are there any evergreens you recommend for Southern California?

Are there any evergreens you recommend for Southern California?
Junipers and cedars are good choices for your area.

How do I deadhead hydrangeas?

How do I deadhead hydrangeas?
Hydrangeas are beautiful in the winter!

The leaves on my Amber Jubilee suddenly dropped off- will it come back next year?

The leaves on my Amber Jubilee suddenly dropped off- will it come back next year?
The good news is that ninebarks are very tough plants!

How should I prepare butterfly bushes for winter?

How should I prepare butterfly bushes for winter?
Aren't they beautiful bushes?

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