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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 recently purchased a vanilla strawberry hydrangea tree. Do I need to protect it further from deer? Should I wrap in burlap?

I recently purchased a vanilla strawberry hydrangea tree. Do I need to protect it further from deer? Should I wrap in burlap?
Yes!

Can you tell me what boxwood would be the best for lining the fence and stopping erosion? The area only gets very little morning sun and is mostly shade.

Can you tell me what boxwood would be the best for lining the fence and stopping erosion? The area only gets very little morning sun and is mostly shade.
Boxwoods and liriope are a nice combination for shady spots.

What is the abbreviation under fertilize BALANCED NPK stand for?

What is the abbreviation under fertilize BALANCED NPK stand for?

Fertilizers and their numbers can be very confusing.


Can birds eat the berries from a Hypericum?

Can birds eat the berries from a Hypericum?

It depends!


We purchased our Little Devil Ninebark in September and planted at that time. Now it's losing it's leaves. What do we do?

We purchased our Little Devil Ninebark in September and planted at that time. Now it's losing it's leaves. What do we do?
Great question.

What do you think my chances are of growing a weigela? No one in my area has even heard of it!

What do you think my chances are of growing a weigela? No one in my area has even heard of it!
Wow!

I purchased and planted four Purple Magic Crepe Myrtles 4 weeks ago. I've since watered and fertilized them regularly, however one of them is now losing its leaves. Is it ok?

I purchased and planted four Purple Magic Crepe Myrtles 4 weeks ago. I've since watered and fertilized them regularly, however one of them is now losing its leaves. Is it ok?

Let's wait and see.


Should I mulch my Summer Cascade Wisteria?

Should I mulch my Summer Cascade Wisteria?
Absolutely!

How do I order a large moonlight magic in tree form?

How do I order a large moonlight magic in tree form?
This is a great choice to add to your garden!

We bought a Tiger Eyes Golden Cutleaf Sumac. It was beautiful all summer but now it has lost most of its branches. Is this normal?

We bought a Tiger Eyes Golden Cutleaf Sumac. It was beautiful all summer but now it has lost most of its branches. Is this normal?
That’s a great question!

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