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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 have a diamond rouge hydrangea and need to know when & how to prune for the best flowering in the summer.

I have a diamond rouge hydrangea and need to know when & how to prune for the best flowering in the summer.
Diamond Rouge has such a beautiful name and flowers!

When and how do I prune my strawberry hydrangea now that winter is coming?

When and how do I prune my strawberry hydrangea now that winter is coming?
The best thing to do for your hydrangea is to wait until early spring to prune.

I was given a First Editions hibiscus syriacus but it's still in the pot. Should I plant it in the ground or is it too close to winter?

I was given a First Editions hibiscus syriacus but it's still in the pot. Should I plant it in the ground or is it too close to winter?
Good question!

I have 7 distylium and kept the soil moist in our 100+ degree summer, but several leaves have brown edges and one is turning brown all over. Help!

I have 7 distylium and kept the soil moist in our 100+ degree summer, but several leaves have brown edges and one is turning brown all over. Help!
Oh goodness! I’m sorry the distylium aren’t doing well.

I have three female Wildfire Winterberry plants. Where do I get the needed "Jim Dandy" (male?) plant to pollinate so red berries will develop?

I have three female Wildfire Winterberry plants. Where do I get the needed "Jim Dandy" (male?) plant to pollinate so red berries will develop?
I’m so glad you added Wildfire Winterberry to your garden!

Can I plant Chapel View Japanese Cedar 4 feet apart? How fast does it grow? Is it deer “resistant”?

Can I plant Chapel View Japanese Cedar 4 feet apart? How fast does it grow? Is it deer “resistant”?
All good questions.

I just planted White Diamond and Diamond Rouge Hydrangeas. Diamond Rouge will get maybe 3 hours of sun, while White Diamond should get 5. If I leave both plants where they are, how will they perform?

I just planted White Diamond and Diamond Rouge Hydrangeas. Diamond Rouge will get maybe 3 hours of sun, while White Diamond should get 5. If I leave both plants where they are, how will they perform?
Good question!

I have a Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea -Tree form. When should I prune it? Is it okay to do that in the fall? How far should I trim it back?

I have a Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea -Tree form. When should I prune it? Is it okay to do that in the fall? How far should I trim it back?
It’s best to wait until early spring to prune.

Do you have Chapel View Japanese Cedars? If so what size and what is the price?

Do you have Chapel View Japanese Cedars? If so what size and what is the price?
We do!

Can I train a Berry White Hydrangea to be a tree like the Strawberry Vanilla Hydrangea? If so, how?

Can I train a Berry White Hydrangea to be a tree like the Strawberry Vanilla Hydrangea? If so, how?
More than likely!

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