About Amy's Answers

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 bought a bunch of butterfly plants and I'm already getting a lot of butterflies in my yard! How do I keep the plants at optimum health?

I bought a bunch of butterfly plants and I'm already getting a lot of butterflies in my yard! How do I keep the plants at optimum health?
Pollinator plants are some of my favorites!

How big is the root for lunar magic, and how can I get more flowers from it?

How big is the root for lunar magic, and how can I get more flowers from it?
In your garden, plan on space for it to mature close to 8’ wide and 10’ tall.

I just purchased potentillas. Do they need to be deadheaded?

I just purchased potentillas. Do they need to be deadheaded?
Potentillas are easy to grow shrubs and really don’t need deadheading.

I have a Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea tree that was doing great until a storm hit. Now it looks dead. Any help?

I have a Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea tree that was doing great until a storm hit. Now it looks dead. Any help?
Oh no! I wonder if it got the brunt of the storm.

Why are the leaves on my French Cabaret Blush Hibiscus turning yellow?

Why are the leaves on my French Cabaret Blush Hibiscus turning yellow?
As summer comes to an end, the hibiscus leaves will start turning yellow.

My strawberry hydrangeas are not turning color. Do I need to treat them with a certain fertilizer?

My strawberry hydrangeas are not turning color. Do I need to treat them with a certain fertilizer?
Actually, fertilizer won’t help your flowers turn color.

I live in Maine from June-October. I know early spring is best, but will it be okay if I don't prune my Strawberry Sundae Hydrangeas until June?

I live in Maine from June-October. I know early spring is best, but will it be okay if I don't prune my Strawberry Sundae Hydrangeas until June?
That’s a tricky question!

Why won't my hydrangeas flower anymore?

Why won't my hydrangeas flower anymore?
It might be ok!

I forgot to water my White Diamond Hydrangea and the leaves all died. Can I revive it?

I forgot to water my White Diamond Hydrangea and the leaves all died. Can I revive it?
Oh, rats! I’ve done that before.

Will Diamond Rouge Hydrangea bloom well with 4 hours of afternoon sun?

Will Diamond Rouge Hydrangea bloom well with 4 hours of afternoon sun?
It’s worth a try!

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