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!


Pruning Hydrangea Paniculata

Such a bummer to hear your hydrangea isn't blooming like you hoped. Lucky for you, we've created a video to give you the care advice you need to get those blooms back.

Tips for Growing Blueberries

Blueberries fresh from the garden sounds delicious! The rabbits ate my blueberry plants so I asked a friend for advice.

Endless Summer Hydrangea Blooms

It’s so frustrating when something goes wrong with a plant. I think it could be one of many things.

Fertilizing Azaleas

Great question - It’s best to fertilize azaleas after they flower, before the first of June.

Pruning Rose Bushes

Pruning Rose Bushes
Ready to play in the garden? Me too!

Pruning Spirea

Pruning Spirea
When you start seeing leaves and the forecast looks like spring has really arrived in your area, it’s time to prune.

Deer Resistant Shrubs: Sweet Tea Gardenia

Deer Resistant Shrubs: Sweet Tea Gardenia
Wondering if Sweet Tea Gardenia shrubs are deer resistant?

Pruning for Shape: Vintage Jade

Pruning for Shape: Vintage Jade
Thanks for your question, Judy! I’m envious that you live in an area where you can plant distylium!

Covering Your Plants & Early Spring Care

Covering Your Plants & Early Spring Care
The highs and lows of Spring weather can be hard on plants. Whether or not to cover the plant, depends on how far along the new leaves are.

Changing Hydrangea Colors

Changing Hydrangea Colors
Some hydrangea flowers will change colors.

Full Sun Plants

Ever wondered what full sun really means? Full sun usually means direct sun during the summer months for six hours or more a day.

Pruning Amber Jubilee

Thanks, Lynn, for your question! Knowing how much to prune – if at all – depends on how much space you have.

A Guide to Watering

A Guide to Watering
Ah yes, watering. The most important thing for long-term growth and health; especially for new shrubs and trees.

Growing Citrus Trees

I was so excited to answer this question from Janet in West Virginia.

How to Winterize Plants, Trees & Shrubs

I'm glad you asked because this is something many people forget to do. If you live in an area with freezing temperatures, certain varieties should be covered and protected from the cold winter.

Fertilizing Your Plants

What’s the old saying? Spring forward, fall back? The same applies here.

How to Know if a Plant Needs Fertilizing

Good question! There are so many reasons a plant can look like it’s lacking nutrients.

How to Split Perennials

Splitting perennials, like hostas, is super simple! It’s best done in the springtime right after the plant emerges from the ground.

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