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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 bought a vanilla strawberry hydrangeas tree this year and was told to trim the tree back the first couple years to make the tree trunk stronger. Just how do I trim so I can still enjoy the beautiful blooms next summer/autumn?

I bought a vanilla strawberry hydrangeas tree this year and was told to trim the tree back the first couple years to make the tree trunk stronger. Just how do I trim so I can still enjoy the beautiful blooms next summer/autumn?
Great pruning question!

How do you care for new Wisteria Summer Cascade in the winter?

How do you care for new Wisteria Summer Cascade in the winter?
Great question!

I just bought a Hibuscus Syriacus Mineru (Tahiti) at Lowes. Can I plant it outside now?

I just bought a Hibuscus Syriacus Mineru (Tahiti) at Lowes. Can I plant it outside now?

That depends...


First-time Weigela plant owner -- How do you properly care for one in the fall and spring?

First-time Weigela plant owner -- How do you properly care for one in the fall and spring?

I’m so glad you have added a weigela to your garden!


When fertilizing a Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea tree, what is the best fertilizer balance to use and when is the ideal time to fertilize?

 When fertilizing a Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea tree, what is the best fertilizer balance to use and when is the ideal time to fertilize?

Great question!


I have a couple Amber Jubilee plants that I planted June and I need advice on how and when to go about pruning them

I have a couple Amber Jubilee plants that I planted June and I need advice on how and when to go about pruning them
The best time to prune Amber Jubilee Ninebarks is in the early spring.

I am in love with my tiger eyes sumac. I am debating whether to plant it in the ground or a large container? Will this plant for 6 feet across?

I am in love with my tiger eyes sumac. I am debating whether to plant it in the ground or a large container? Will this plant for 6 feet across?

I’m so glad you love your Tiger Eyes Sumac!


We planted our Spirea (Sundrop) in spring which later flowerer, but now they are losing there leaves. Is this normal or are they dying?

We planted our Spirea (Sundrop) in spring which later flowerer, but now they are losing there leaves. Is this normal or are they dying?

Don’t worry!


Is a Bali Hibiscus the same as a Rose of Sharon? Also, how do you overwinter it?

Is a Bali Hibiscus the same as a Rose of Sharon? Also, how do you overwinter it?

Great question. Hibiscus is one of the confusing plants.


Will my potted Double Mint Gardenias go dormant or freeze in my garage this winter?

Will my potted Double Mint Gardenias go dormant or freeze in my garage this winter?
It depends on a few things...

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