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 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.

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!

If I don’t cut off the flowers from my StrawBerry Sundae Hydrangeas this fall, how do I prepare them for winter?

If I don’t cut off the flowers from my StrawBerry Sundae Hydrangeas this fall, how do I prepare them for winter?
Good question.

I have several Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea. When and how far down should I prune them?

I have several Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea. When and how far down should I prune them?
I have a great video for you!

My creme brulee potentilla is leggy. Can I cut it back before winter? Or do I have to wait until spring?

My creme brulee potentilla is leggy. Can I cut it back before winter? Or do I have to wait until spring?
I’m not a fan of heavy pruning right before winter.

Can I leave my summer cascade wisteria outside in winter? How do I care for it in the winter?

Can I leave my summer cascade wisteria outside in winter? How do I care for it in the winter?
Good questions!

I have two Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea bushes but they have only been "white-ish" with a pink blush coming closer to fall, then immediately to beige. How can I bring the pink out more?

I have two Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea bushes but they have only been "white-ish" with a pink blush coming closer to fall, then immediately to beige. How can I bring the pink out more?
In your area, this year’s weather cooperated!

I have a vanilla strawberry hydrangea, should I clip off old flowers this fall and how much trimming does it need, if any? Also, what zone is Ohio in?

I have a vanilla strawberry hydrangea, should I clip off old flowers this fall and how much trimming does it need, if any? Also, what zone is Ohio in?
Your Ohio garden is in zone 5.

What kind of soil is the best for an Amelaunchier alnifolia "Obelisk" to be grown?

What kind of soil is the best for an Amelaunchier alnifolia "Obelisk" to be grown?
Good news!

What is wrong with my coralberry? It barely branched out this year. It was much fuller previous years.

What is wrong with my coralberry? It barely branched out this year. It was much fuller previous years.
Several things come to mind.

I have a Campfire Rose, what do I need to do to winterize it?

I have a Campfire Rose, what do I need to do to winterize it?
Campfire Rose is quite cold hardy.

I just planted crimson pygmy barberry bush a week ago. It's looking dry and the leaves come off at the touch. Is this normal?

I just planted crimson pygmy barberry bush a week ago. It's looking dry and the leaves come off at the touch. Is this normal?
Unfortunately, that’s not a good sign.

Should I prune back Weigela Florida Shrub for winter?

Should I prune back Weigela Florida Shrub for winter?
This time of year, it’s really best to just leave them be through winter.

Does Diamond Rouge Hydrangea bloom red and pink, or do they bloom white and turn to red?

Does Diamond Rouge Hydrangea bloom red and pink, or do they bloom white and turn to red?
Good question!

I have six Crimson Fire plants but they just will not grow and two are on the verge of dying. The weather has been hot and dry but I water 3 to 4 times per week. They are mulched with pine needles.

I have six Crimson Fire plants but they just will not grow and two are on the verge of dying. The weather has been hot and dry but I water 3 to 4 times per week. They are mulched with pine needles.
It does take some time for newly planted shrubs to take off and grow.

My vanilla strawberry hydrangea never had that bright pink and white color contrast. My friend's strawberry sundae has AWESOME color! Is there anything I can do to improve it next season?

My vanilla strawberry hydrangea never had that bright pink and white color contrast. My friend's strawberry sundae has AWESOME color! Is there anything I can do to improve it next season?
Thanks for asking!

I have vanilla strawberry hydrangeas and find that they are all vanilla, no strawberry (red). Any suggestions?

I have vanilla strawberry hydrangeas and find that they are all vanilla, no strawberry (red). Any suggestions?
Gardeners in different parts of the country have different experiences with Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea.

Should I cut my hydrangeas down for winter?

Should I cut my hydrangeas down for winter?
Wait until early spring to prune your hydrangeas.

I bought 2 Sweet Star Gardenias. They've been blooming well but are now starting to get yellow leaves. Is that normal?

I bought 2 Sweet Star Gardenias. They've been blooming well but are now starting to get yellow leaves. Is that normal?
Great question!

I brought a gardenia in a pot about 2 months back. Very soon after its leaves started turning yellow and the buds started falling off. Any advice?

I brought a gardenia in a pot about 2 months back. Very soon after its leaves started turning yellow and the buds started falling off. Any advice?
It can be a little bit tricky caring for a gardenia.

I live in zone 5 and just planted a hypericum pumpkin. Your website says it is good for zone 6-9. Am I going to lose it over the winter?

I live in zone 5 and just planted a hypericum pumpkin. Your website says it is good for zone 6-9. Am I going to lose it over the winter?
I often garden on the edge of a zone and plant things that are supposed to live in my area.

Can I keep my Tiger Eyes Sumac pruned to around 4’ instead of the mature size of 6’x6’?

Can I keep my Tiger Eyes Sumac pruned to around 4’ instead of the mature size of 6’x6’?
It will take a few years for it to hit 6’ tall.

I have a dappled Japanese willow and 2 Amber Jubilee Ninebark. How much should I cut them down for winter?

I have a dappled Japanese willow and 2 Amber Jubilee Ninebark. How much should I cut them down for winter?
I would leave well enough alone and avoid pruning them for winter.

Will Cobalt-n-Gold Hyperican tolerate roadside salt?

Will Cobalt-n-Gold Hyperican tolerate roadside salt?
Good news!

I planted three Autumn Revolution vines two years ago. This year there was some good growth but then the leaves started to get brown patches on them. Fruit was aborted. Any ideas?

I planted three Autumn Revolution vines two years ago. This year there was some good growth but then the leaves started to get brown patches on them. Fruit was aborted. Any ideas?
I'm glad you asked!

I purchased an Amber Jubilee in the spring, it is looking great but I'm wondering how and when to prune it?

I purchased an Amber Jubilee in the spring, it is looking great but I'm wondering how and when to prune it?
Fall is fine for a minimal amount of pruning and cleaning up stray branches.

How far back should I trim my vanilla strawberry hydrangea in the spring?

How far back should I trim my vanilla strawberry hydrangea in the spring?
I have just the video for you!

I have a tiger eyes sumac that doesn't look like it's doing very well. It doesn't get direct sunlight until after noon. I was thinking about mowing or transplanting it. Please help!

I have a tiger eyes sumac that doesn't look like it's doing very well. It doesn't get direct sunlight until after noon. I was thinking about mowing or transplanting it. Please help!
Tiger Eyes Sumac really does best in full sun.

I'm considering planting a gladiator crab by my house, but information I've seen online about the tree is highly inconsistent. How wide does it grow to be? Does it drop its fruit?

I'm considering planting a gladiator crab by my house, but information I've seen online about the tree is highly inconsistent. How wide does it grow to be? Does it drop its fruit?
You are wise to consider the mature width of a tree.

I absolutely LOVE hydrangeas and want to put some in my yard, but I want to make sure it will survive in my area first.

I absolutely LOVE hydrangeas and want to put some in my yard, but I want to make sure it will survive in my area first.
Thanks for asking!

I have 2 Crème Brûlée Potentilla bushes, but one has grown with very little foliage. It does not look healthy. Help!

I have 2 Crème Brûlée Potentilla bushes, but one has grown with very little foliage. It does not look healthy. Help!
It can be difficult trying to figure out why one plant thrives and another struggles.

I'm wondering how to winterize my vanilla strawberry hydrangea? I live in Sudbury, Ontario Canada.

I'm wondering how to winterize my vanilla strawberry hydrangea? I live in Sudbury, Ontario Canada.
I’m so glad you wrote in with this question.

I'm leaving for Florida in mid-October. How should I protect my vanilla strawberry hydrangea bush from the winter weather?

I'm leaving for Florida in mid-October. How should I protect my vanilla strawberry hydrangea bush from the winter weather?
I bet your hydrangea wishes it could spend the winter in Florida, too!

Can I trim my crapemyrtle this early?

Can I trim my crapemyrtle this early?
Great question!

Should a new Crape Myrtle shrub be protected the first winter?

Should a new Crape Myrtle shrub be protected the first winter?
Yes!

I recently planted a Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea, but now it looks droopy. I felt the soil and it still seems damp. What should I do?

I recently planted a Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea, but now it looks droopy. I felt the soil and it still seems damp. What should I do?
Plants often go through an adjustment moving from a garden center to a garden.

I bought a Standing Ovation Serviceberry bush. Is it deer resistant? If this is sprayed will it make it as a hedge?

I bought a Standing Ovation Serviceberry bush. Is it deer resistant? If this is sprayed will it make it as a hedge?
Good question.

Do concord barberry shrubs lose their leaves in winter?

Do concord barberry shrubs lose their leaves in winter?
Yes!

I planted 3 Vanilla Strawberry hydrangeas but I may have overwatered them because now the leaves are turning yellow. Will they be okay?

I planted 3 Vanilla Strawberry hydrangeas but I may have overwatered them because now the leaves are turning yellow. Will they be okay?
The yellow leaves are definitely a sign of wet soils around the roots.

I am getting black spots on the leaves of my plant. What prep do I need to do to avoid this next year?

I am getting black spots on the leaves of my plant. What prep do I need to do to avoid this next year?
Overhead watering is a common cause of black spot on leaves.

My Tiger Eyes Sumac has a young one growing alongside of it that I'd like to move. Do I need to wait until it drops its leaves?

My Tiger Eyes Sumac has a young one growing alongside of it that I'd like to move. Do I need to wait until it drops its leaves?
You should be fine digging up the smaller one and moving it now.

I live in Yukon and planted 2 Amber Jubilee Ninebark shrubs this summer. What do I need to do to prepare them for winter?

I live in Yukon and planted 2 Amber Jubilee Ninebark shrubs this summer. What do I need to do to prepare them for winter?
You have some cold winters in the Yukon!

Is there a compact hydrangea growing no more than 4 feet high that would do well in morning shade and afternoon sun?

Is there a compact hydrangea growing no more than 4 feet high that would do well in morning shade and afternoon sun?
Good question!

How do I prepare a potted Amber Jubilee Ninebark for winter? I want to plant it in the spring.

How do I prepare a potted Amber Jubilee Ninebark for winter? I want to plant it in the spring.
Do you have a garage?

I purchased several Crème Brûlée Potentillas, but most of the buds and leaves are brown and crispy. Are they dead and require pruning?

I purchased several Crème Brûlée Potentillas, but most of the buds and leaves are brown and crispy. Are they dead and require pruning?
That’s a little bit concerning.

Are Bali Hibiscus Shrubs perennials?

Are Bali Hibiscus Shrubs perennials?
Good question!

I noticed that some of my sumacs are drying up. One looks like it's dead. Any suggestions?

I noticed that some of my sumacs are drying up. One looks like it's dead. Any suggestions?
Sumacs are one of those plants that thrive on neglect.

When pruning Hawaii Hibiscus, how far back do you cut them?

When pruning Hawaii Hibiscus, how far back do you cut them?
With shrubs, I try to find a place for them in the garden where they have room to grow.

I have a plant I call Rose of Sharon but I’m killing it. Help!

I have a plant I call Rose of Sharon but I’m killing it. Help!
Oh no!

How do you deadhead a butterfly bush?

How do you deadhead a butterfly bush?
Great question!

I have 2 vanilla strawberry hydrangeas and the leaves are turning brown. What do I do? How do I prepare them for winter?

I have 2 vanilla strawberry hydrangeas and the leaves are turning brown. What do I do? How do I prepare them for winter?
Are you adequately watering them?

Our condo needs juniper and other more delicate shrubs to be drastically cut back. When should this be done?

Our condo needs juniper and other more delicate shrubs to be drastically cut back. When should this be done?
Drastic pruning rarely turns out well.

Many of the flowers on my hydrangea have turned brown. Should I cut them off?

Many of the flowers on my hydrangea have turned brown. Should I cut them off?
With hydrangea shrubs, I usually leave some on to give winter interest to my garden.

I have 2 Strawberry Sundae Hydrangeas. Would adding Miracle Grow Garden Soil to my existing soil be good for the plants?

I have 2 Strawberry Sundae Hydrangeas. Would adding Miracle Grow Garden Soil to my existing soil be good for the plants?
Actually, I prefer adding compost when planting.

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!

I just bought a Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea, when should I plant it? There are no blooms on it, only green leaves. Why is that?

I just bought a Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea, when should I plant it? There are no blooms on it, only green leaves. Why is that?
I would plant your new hydrangea right away.

What conditions does American Revolution bittersweet need in order to grow? Is it less invasive than others?

What conditions does American Revolution bittersweet need in order to grow? Is it less invasive than others?
Good news!

Does my Campfire Rose shrub need to be covered in the winter?

Does my Campfire Rose shrub need to be covered in the winter?
Great question.

Is the Groovy Grape Butterfly Bush sterile so it won't produce seeds?

Is the Groovy Grape Butterfly Bush sterile so it won't produce seeds?
It's not sterile, however...

How do you plant and care for Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea?

How do you plant and care for Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea?
Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea is an easy-to-care-for shrub.

Is Straight Talk Privet rabbit resistant?

Is Straight Talk Privet rabbit resistant?
That’s a really good question.

What type of shrub should I pair with my Amur Chokecherry tree?

What type of shrub should I pair with my Amur Chokecherry tree?
Ninebark would be a good colorful shrub combined with the chokecherry.

Where should I put my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas?

Where should I put my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas?
You will want to find a place with good morning sun.

What is the best way to prune Midnight Magic Crapemyrtle?

What is the best way to prune Midnight Magic Crapemyrtle?
Good question!

I'm wondering when to cut the blooms off my hydrangea. It does well in sun and has longer flowers.

I'm wondering when to cut the blooms off my hydrangea. It does well in sun and has longer flowers.
From your description, it sounds like you have a paniculata type hydrangea.

I have a French Cabaret Blush Hibiscus and it looks like something is eating the leaves. What can I do?

I have a French Cabaret Blush Hibiscus and it looks like something is eating the leaves. What can I do?
It’s frustrating when insects go after a plant.

How and when should I prune my Vintage Jade Distylium?

How and when should I prune my Vintage Jade Distylium?
Vintage Jade Distylium flowers in late winter.

My Tickled Pink Hydrangea is drooping. Should I be watering more?

My Tickled Pink Hydrangea is drooping. Should I be watering more?
Good question!

Will Berry White Hydrangea grow well in part-sun/part-shade conditions?

Will Berry White Hydrangea grow well in part-sun/part-shade conditions?
Well, it depends.

I deadheaded my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas but I'm not seeing any new flowers or branching. Did I do the right thing?

I deadheaded my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas but I'm not seeing any new flowers or branching. Did I do the right thing?
By the time mid-to-late August rolls around, most hydrangeas are done growing additional flowers.

My roses have yellow and brown spots, what can I do to help?

My roses have yellow and brown spots, what can I do to help?
The best thing to do to avoid problems with roses is to avoid overhead watering.

I have two nice, potted Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas. When can we plant these and where is the best place?

I have two nice, potted Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas. When can we plant these and where is the best place?
You might want to wait for a rainy spell with cooler temperatures to plant your hydrangas.
Tags: #zone8

I’m looking for something to provide height for privacy. Will Berry White Hydrangea be a good fit?

I’m looking for something to provide height for privacy. Will Berry White Hydrangea be a good fit?
Berry White matures about 6/7’ tall.

What is procedure for pruning Tahiti Hibiscus?

What is procedure for pruning Tahiti Hibiscus?
It depends!

What ph soil will amber jubilee and cotoneaster grow well in?

What ph soil will amber jubilee and cotoneaster grow well in?
Good news!

What are the temperature limits for hollyhocks and hardy hibiscus?

What are the temperature limits for hollyhocks and hardy hibiscus?
Hardy hibiscus do well in zone 4-9 gardens!

Is Galaxy Snowberry deer resistant?

Is Galaxy Snowberry deer resistant?
Speaking from personal experience, Galaxy Snowberry has shown good deer resistance.

I have three hydrangeas that I've had for years. The past two years I haven't had one bloom on any of them. What can I do?

I have three hydrangeas that I've had for years. The past two years I haven't had one bloom on any of them. What can I do?
I have just the video for you! It’s all about pruning hydrangeas.

I recently purchased a BananAppeal anise tree. I noticed small holes in the leaves and minute insects, and now the edges of the leaves turning brown. What can I do?

I recently purchased a BananAppeal anise tree. I noticed small holes in the leaves and minute insects, and now the edges of the leaves turning brown. What can I do?
Oh no!

I would love to grow hydrangeas but am concerned with how to treat them in winter.

I would love to grow hydrangeas but am concerned with how to treat them in winter.
Good news - hydrangeas are actually easy to overwinter!

I just purchased two Vanilla Strawberry™ Hydrangeas. Can I leave them in the pots until I am ready to plant in ground in the fall?

I just purchased two Vanilla Strawberry™ Hydrangeas. Can I leave them in the pots until I am ready to plant in ground in the fall?
Absolutely!

How and when should I prune my ninebark in order to encourage that beautiful and open arching shape?

How and when should I prune my ninebark in order to encourage that beautiful and open arching shape?
Some ninebarks have more arching branches than others.

My Strawberry Sundae® Hydrangeas are losing leaves and they are dry and brown. I think I might not have watered them enough. Can they recover?

My Strawberry Sundae® Hydrangeas are losing leaves and they are dry and brown. I think I might not have watered them enough. Can they recover?
Don’t feel bad, I’ve done the same thing with new plants in my garden.

I am having trouble with my hydrangeas and my geraniums are being eaten by caterpillars. Help!

I am having trouble with my hydrangeas and my geraniums are being eaten by caterpillars. Help!
Perhaps our planting and care guide can help!

Can Snow White™ Mockorange be planted in Zone 7?

Can Snow White™ Mockorange be planted in Zone 7?
It's worth planting a Mockorange to see what happens.
Tags: #zone7

I'm looking to grow berry bushes in my yard, can you help me?

I'm looking to grow berry bushes in my yard, can you help me?
Oh goodness! I'm not as good with edible plants as I am with ornamental trees and shrubs.
Tags: #zone7

My Vanilla Strawberry™ Hydrangea is loaded with beautiful blooms, but the weight of the flowers is causing all the stems to droop down.

My Vanilla Strawberry™ Hydrangea is loaded with beautiful blooms, but the weight of the flowers is causing all the stems to droop down.
I'm so glad it's flowering beautifully!

How tall does a Lunar Magic® Crapemyrtle grow?

How tall does a Lunar Magic® Crapemyrtle grow?
Crapemyrtles are a tricky plant when it comes to determining how large they will get.

I recently planted Red Fame Hypericum on raised bed, full sun. Miracle grow applied, watering twice daily. Should berries remain red through early fall?

I recently planted Red Fame Hypericum on raised bed, full sun. Miracle grow applied, watering twice daily. Should berries remain red through early fall?
I had to turn to an expert for this question!

I have a Strawberry Sundae® Hydrangea. When the flowers turn a brownish color should each flower be cut off?

I have a Strawberry Sundae® Hydrangea. When the flowers turn a brownish color should each flower be cut off?
I’ve noticed in my garden that hydrangea flowers turn brown when I forget about watering and the weather turns hot.

Cool Splash® Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle says it's spectacular in shady areas, yet it says plant in full sun?

Cool Splash® Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle says it's spectacular in shady areas, yet it says plant in full sun?
That is confusing!

I received a Purple Magic Crapemyrtle shrub as a gift. I know it needs full sun, but will it work if I plant it in partial sun?

I received a Purple Magic Crapemyrtle shrub as a gift. I know it needs full sun, but will it work if I plant it in partial sun?
Full sun is best for crapemyrtles.

What kind of fertilizer do I use on Amber Jubilee™ Ninebark shrubs and how do I water them?

What kind of fertilizer do I use on Amber Jubilee™ Ninebark shrubs and how do I water them?
Good news! Amber Jubilee and other ninebarks really don’t need fertilizer.

When, what kind, how often and how much fertilizer should I use on my new Strawberry Sundae® Hydrangea?

When, what kind, how often and how much fertilizer should I use on my new Strawberry Sundae® Hydrangea?
That’s a great question!

I have a bubblegum pink phlox. When the flowers turn brown do I cut them off? Also, in the winter should I cut it down at all?

I have a bubblegum pink phlox. When the flowers turn brown do I cut them off? Also, in the winter should I cut it down at all?
Bubblegum Pink Phlox is one of my favorites!

I bought a Sunset Magic™ Crapemyrtle shrub, can i plant it now in August?

I bought a Sunset Magic™ Crapemyrtle shrub, can i plant it now in August?
Absolutely! And, the sooner the better.

Will Amber Jubilee™ Ninebark be safe outdoors all year long and at zero or below with snow?

Will Amber Jubilee™ Ninebark be safe outdoors all year long and at zero or below with snow?
It depends.

Does Vanilla Strawberry™ Hydrangea require very cold winter temperatures to produce the popular pink-to-red colors it's supposed to have?

Does Vanilla Strawberry™ Hydrangea require very cold winter temperatures to produce the popular pink-to-red colors it's supposed to have?
You're right!

My Tiger Eyes® Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac shrubs are losing their leaves, any advice?

My Tiger Eyes® Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac shrubs are losing their leaves, any advice?
Sumacs such as Tiger Eyes react to being overwatered by dropping their leaves.

How old is my Wisteria I purchased last year?

How old is my Wisteria I purchased last year?
That’s a tough one to answer!

I have a Tiger Eye Sumac, will this remain a low lying bush or do all varieties grow hardier woody trunks and branch out at the top?

I have a Tiger Eye Sumac, will this remain a low lying bush or do all varieties grow hardier woody trunks and branch out at the top?
Expect your Tiger Eye Sumac to mature 5-6’ x 5-6’.
Tags: #Shrubs

I bought a Tiger Eye Sumac that appeared to be healthy, but when I put it in the ground it started dropping lower leaves. Is that something that should worry me?

I bought a Tiger Eye Sumac that appeared to be healthy, but when I put it in the ground it started dropping lower leaves. Is that something that should worry me?
It probably dropped some leaves due to the stress of switching homes from the nursery to the garden.

Are small leaf holly bushes deer resistant? Would they make a good boarder hedge? Do they grow relatively quickly?

Are small leaf holly bushes deer resistant? Would they make a good boarder hedge? Do they grow relatively quickly?
Straight & Narrow™ Japanese Holly is type of small leaf holly. Is this what you have in mind?

I have a rhododendron that is not blooming, what can I do?

I have a rhododendron that is not blooming, what can I do?
A couple of things come to mind.

Can I overwinter a Strawberry Vanilla Hydrangea tree in a large pot outside or will they have to be brought inside?

Can I overwinter a Strawberry Vanilla Hydrangea tree in a large pot outside or will they have to be brought inside?
To be on the safe side, bring your Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea tree inside a garage to overwinter.

I planted Strawberry Sundae Hydrangeas this spring, but they are white, not pink. Is this normal?

I planted Strawberry Sundae Hydrangeas this spring, but they are white, not pink. Is this normal?
I’m so glad your Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea is off to a good start and flowering!

Must we use special fertilizer to make it turn pink and overall care for Strawberry Hydrangea?

Must we use special fertilizer to make it turn pink and overall care for Strawberry Hydrangea?
Good question!

I planted two Diamond Rouge® Hydrangea last year, how can I improve their health?

I planted two Diamond Rouge® Hydrangea  last year, how can I improve their health?
It doesn’t sound like they are receiving enough sunlight. Moving them to a sunny spot will help them grow larger.

What do I fertilize my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea with, and how often?

What do I fertilize my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea with, and how often?
Look for a fertilizer with a high middle number in the NPK ratio.
Tags: #zone5

I have a Snow White™ Mockorange. Its growth is erratic, is this typical? When is it best to prune the shrub? Does it bloom on new wood?

I have a Snow White™ Mockorange. Its growth is erratic, is this typical? When is it best to prune the shrub? Does it bloom on new wood?
Timing is important when it comes to pruning a mockorange.
Tags: #zone4

I recently planted several Sweet Star® Gardenias and have been searching for the best fertilizer for them.

I recently planted several Sweet Star® Gardenias and have been searching for the best fertilizer for them.
Your Sweet Star® Gardenias need soil with a lower pH.
Tags: #zone7

I've had severe mold on phlox for several years. Should I get rid of them or cut them down now that they are so infested?

I've had severe mold on phlox for several years. Should I get rid of them or cut them down now that they are so infested?
Sometimes it is a good idea to start over with new plants.

I just bought a Lunar Magic® Crapemyrtle. What extra care should I do to get them through this extremely hot summer we have had?

I just bought a Lunar Magic® Crapemyrtle. What extra care should I do to get them through this extremely hot summer we have had?
For the first summer in the garden, water deeply to help the roots grow and get settled in. Also mulch to help preserve the moisture.
Tags: #zone7

Can I keep my Strawberry Sundae hydrangea in the pot until the summer heat cools down? Also, what's the best fertilizer to use on it?

Can I keep my Strawberry Sundae hydrangea in the pot until the summer heat cools down? Also, what's the best fertilizer to use on it?
Yes, it would be best to wait until late summer or early fall to plant your Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea.

Why are my hibiscus leaves turning yellow?

Why are my hibiscus leaves turning yellow?
Yellowing hibiscus leaves probably means they aren't getting enough water.

Why won't my hydrangeas bloom?

Why won't my hydrangeas bloom?
The hydrangeas that flower on new growth should be pruned in early spring. If you prune late spring or early summer, you are probably cutting off the flower buds.
Tags: #zone5

The leaves of my Standing Ovation Serviceberry are turning yellow with spots. What is this and what can I do?

The leaves of my Standing Ovation Serviceberry are turning yellow with spots. What is this and what can I do?
Are you overhead watering your Standing Ovation Serviceberry? If so, that's the reason for the spots.
Tags: #zone5

Why are the blooms browning and the leaves wilting on my new Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea tree?

Why are the blooms browning and the leaves wilting on my new Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea tree?
The heat of summer and full sun can be hard on newly planted hydrangeas. Especially, the tree form ones.
Tags: #zone6

I want to put some small bushes in my yard, what kind do you recommend?

I want to put some small bushes in my yard, what kind do you recommend?
Citrus Tart Potentilla, Sundrop Spirea, and a phlox for summer flowering are great!

Why are my gardenia bonsia leaves yellowing?

Why are my gardenia bonsia leaves yellowing?
Are you overwatering it?

Why isn't my Berry White® Hydrangea blossoming?

Why isn't my Berry White® Hydrangea blossoming?
You may need to give it more time.

Is it important to prune your Above and Beyond Roses?

Is it important to prune your Above and Beyond Roses?
Absolutely!

Why is my week old fireside shrub wilting?

Why is my week old fireside shrub wilting?
It sounds like it is suffering from shock. Here's what's happened...

Is it possible to keep the height no more than 5 feet with pruning?

Is it possible to keep the height no more than 5 feet with pruning?
Absolutely!

Which colorful plants do well in full sun for Zone 9?

Which colorful plants do well in full sun for Zone 9?
You live in a great part of the country for colorful gardens!

Will my Double Mint survive in Zone 6?

Will my Double Mint survive in Zone 6?
Yes!

What's the best fertilizer for my lilac?

What's the best fertilizer for my lilac?
Great question!

When should my newly planted Vanilla Strawberry start blooming?

When should my newly planted Vanilla Strawberry start blooming?
Good question!

Help! The blooms on my Vanilla Strawberry turned brown.

Help! The blooms on my Vanilla Strawberry turned brown.
In past years, I found that when I forgot to water my hydrangeas, the flowers turned brown.

Do deer eat tiger eye sumac?

Do deer eat tiger eye sumac?
Rats! Or, should I say oh dear?

Can I keep my Purple Magic in the nursery pot until I'm ready to plant?

Yes!

What is the white film on my Little Devil?

What is the white film on my Little Devil?
The white film is probably mildew.

How do I care for my Above and Beyond Rose?

How do I care for my Above and Beyond Rose?
Great question!

Will Coral Creme Drop and Grape Lollipop Phlox spread?

Will Coral Creme Drop and Grape Lollipop Phlox spread?
Good question!

Why are the blooms on my crapemyrtle pink instead of purple?

Why are the blooms on my crapemyrtle pink instead of purple?
Interesting!

Is Above and Beyond an own-root rose?

Is Above and Beyond an own-root rose?
Great question!

Does my FUNKY FUCHSIA need full sun?

Does my FUNKY FUCHSIA need full sun?
Great question!

Does Daybreak Barberry have thorns?

Does Daybreak Barberry have thorns?
Good question!

When is the best time to prune my Amber Jubilee?

When is the best time to prune my Amber Jubilee?
That’s a great question! And, a timely one for my garden.

Help! The leaves on my Moonlight Magic are turning white.

Help! The leaves on my Moonlight Magic are turning white.
This is very interesting!

Help! My gardenia is loosing all its leaves

Oh no!

Should I see blooms on my Midnight Magic in July?

Should I see blooms on my Midnight Magic in July?
Good question!

How can I revive my Little Devil Ninebark?

How can I revive my Little Devil Ninebark?
Good question!

Is July too late to plant pampas grass?

Good question!

My Campfire Rose quit producing new blooms. Help!

My Campfire Rose quit producing new blooms. Help!
Not to worry!

Are Sweet Cherry Pie and Black Tartarian compatible for pollination?

Are Sweet Cherry Pie and Black Tartarian compatible for pollination?
Great question!

Can I plant Fireside in a partial sunny location?

Can I plant Fireside in a partial sunny location?
Good question!

I'm in Zone 6 and my crapemyrtles aren't doing well. Help!

I'm in Zone 6 and my crapemyrtles aren't doing well. Help!
In a zone 6 garden, crapemyrtles will die-back in the winter.

Can I plant a Matador Maple near a paver walkway?

Can I plant a Matador Maple near a paver walkway?
Good question!

How often do I fertilize my FIRESIDE and CREME BRULEE?

Good question!

Help! The petals on my Above and Beyond keep falling off.

Help! The petals on my Above and Beyond keep falling off.
Could be a couple of things!

Can I plant my DIAMOND ROUGE in a combination of potting mix and loose dirt?

Can I plant my DIAMOND ROUGE in a combination of potting mix and loose dirt?
Great question!

The flowers on my Spirea are turning brown. Help!

The flowers on my Spirea are turning brown. Help!
Not to worry!

What kind of fertilizer does a phlox need?

What kind of fertilizer does a phlox need?
Great question!

Can Loropetalum grow in Zone 10?

Can Loropetalum grow in Zone 10?
Good question!

Is SUMMER CASCADE WISTERIA toxic to dogs?

Is SUMMER CASCADE WISTERIA toxic to dogs?
Great question!

How do I properly care for my Double Mint Gardenia?

How do I properly care for my Double Mint Gardenia?
Gardenias can seem a little tricky to grow.

Can I plant a Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea in a sunny spot?

Can I plant a Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea in a sunny spot?
It depends!

The leaves on my STANDING OVATION are curling and turning brown. Help!

The leaves on my STANDING OVATION are curling and turning brown. Help!
It could be one of two things and both have to do with watering.

My MOONLIGHT MAGIC has very few blooms. Help!

My MOONLIGHT MAGIC has very few blooms. Help!
That sounds like too much nitrogen in a fertilizer mix.

Help! My POLAR JOY doesn't have leaves and it's not blooming.

Help! My POLAR JOY doesn't have leaves and it's not blooming.
Oh dear, that isn’t a good sign.

What is NPK Fertilizer?

What is NPK Fertilizer?
Good question!

My newly planted LIMONCELLO BARBERRY has brown spots. Help!

My newly planted LIMONCELLO BARBERRY has brown spots. Help!
Oh no!

How do I cut the suckers from my Tiger Eyes?

How do I cut the suckers from my Tiger Eyes?
Good question!

How far apart should I plant my Sweet Cherry Pie cherry trees?

How far apart should I plant my Sweet Cherry Pie cherry trees?
Good question!

How do I plant my Cabernet Barberry?

How do I plant my Cabernet Barberry?
Great question!

When will my AMBER JUBILEE's bloom?

When will my AMBER JUBILEE's  bloom?
It’s hard to predict when plants will flower.

My hydrangea leaves are curling up and turning brown. Help!

A couple of things come to mind.

Help! Sweet Autumn Clematis and Star of Bethlehem have invaded my yard.

Oh dear! Invasive plants are no fun.

Is it possible that my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea Tree is a slow budder?

Good question!

Help! My LINEBACKER DISTLYLIUM has new growth, but part of it is turning brown.

Help! My LINEBACKER DISTLYLIUM has new growth, but part of it is turning brown.
I have a helpful tip for you!

Is lotus moon deer resistant?

Is lotus moon deer resistant?
Unfortunately, I’m struggling to try to find an answer for you.

Can I plant my Campfire Rose in a mild shaded area?

Can I plant my Campfire Rose in a mild shaded area?
Great question about roses and sunlight!

How do I prune my Campfire Rose?

How do I prune my Campfire Rose?
Great question!

When does Ninebark flower and for how long?

When does Ninebark flower and for how long?
Good question!

How fast should Tiger Eyes grow in zone 4?

How fast should Tiger Eyes grow in zone 4?
Great question!

Do I trim off the dead ends on my Candy Coralberry branches this spring?

Great question!

Can I plant my hydrangea in a partially shaded bed covered with river stones?

Can I plant my hydrangea in a partially shaded bed covered with river stones?
Not a good idea!

Do I trim back the branches and fertilize my SAPPHIRE SURF this spring?

Do I trim back the branches and fertilize my SAPPHIRE SURF this spring?
It really depends on how it overwintered.

Can I prune my gardenia after it finishes blooming?

That’s a scary question!

The leaves on my gardenias are turning yellow and brown. Help!

Good question!

How far apart should I plant Crapemyrtles?

How far apart should I plant Crapemyrtles?
That’s a tough one to answer.

How do I plant so Spring flowers come up first, then summer, then fall, in my flower bed?

Great question!

Can I leave Above and Beyond in a container during the winter in zone 3?

Can I leave Above and Beyond in a container during the winter in zone 3?
Well, I wouldn’t recommend it.

Help! The trunk and branches of my crapemyrtle are black.

Help! The trunk and branches of my crapemyrtle are black.
Oh no!

I just planted a GROOVY GRAPE BUTTERFLY BUSH. Will it bloom yet this year?

I just planted a GROOVY GRAPE BUTTERFLY BUSH. Will it bloom yet this year?
Good question!

The tips of my gardenia buds are turning yellow. Help!

The tips of my gardenia buds are turning yellow. Help!
Oh goodness! I hope we can figure out what is wrong with your gardenia.

My Above and Beyond doesn't have any buds. Help!

My Above and Beyond doesn't have any buds. Help!
Oh no!

When will my ATOMIC RED start to leaf out in Zone 4?

When will my ATOMIC RED start to leaf out in Zone 4?
Great question!

Do annuals or perennials return every year?

Do annuals or perennials return every year?
That can be confusing!

Can I plant Buttons gardenia in Zone 6?

Bad news!

Can I replace a plant that has black root rot with a DISTYLIUM?

Can I replace a plant that has black root rot with a DISTYLIUM?
Great question!

Can I plant my Standing Ovation in a partly shaded area?

Can I plant my Standing Ovation in a partly shaded area?
Good question!

What do I feed a newly planted hydrangea?

What do I feed a newly planted hydrangea?
It isn’t always best to pour on the fertilizer with newly planted shrubs.

How do I plant COPPERTONE DISTYLIUM?

How do I plant COPPERTONE DISTYLIUM?
Great question!

Should I deadhead the dying blooms on my rose bush?

Should I deadhead the dying blooms on my rose bush?
Good question!

What fertilizer should I use for my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea?

What fertilizer should I use for my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea?
Great question!

What does Balanced NPK mean regarding fertilizing my Bali Hibiscus?

What does Balanced NPK mean regarding fertilizing my Bali Hibiscus?
Great question!

What can I plant in a large shaded area that provides color?

What can I plant in a large shaded area that provides color?
How about some flowering shrubs?

What's a fast-growing tree that will provide privacy?

Great question!

How do I plant AMBER JUBILEE?

How do I plant AMBER JUBILEE?
Great question!

Why do my CRAPEMYRTLES die back in Zone 8?

Why do my CRAPEMYRTLES die back in Zone 8?
That's interesting!

Do I prune my PUMPKIN HYPERICUM in the spring?

Great question!

How do I plant my spirea?

How do I plant my spirea?
Great question!

Why are my gardenia leaves yellowing?

Why are my gardenia leaves yellowing?
There could be several reasons for yellowing leaves with a gardenia.

Is Candy Coralberry deer resistant?

Good news!

Can I plant azaleas in Zone 9?

Can I plant azaleas in Zone 9?
Good question!

I think my WEIGELA is dead. Help!

I think my WEIGELA is dead. Help!
Oh no!

When do I prune my CANDY CORALBERRY?

When do I prune my CANDY CORALBERRY?
Great question!

I need "Balanced NPK" fertilizer. What do I look for?

I need "Balanced NPK" fertilizer. What do I look for?
Shopping for plant fertilizers can be confusing.

Is there a drought-resistant CRAPEMYRTLE for a slope?

Is there a drought-resistant CRAPEMYRTLE for a slope?
Good question!

My Pumpkin Hypericum isn't flowering yet. Help!

My Pumpkin Hypericum isn't flowering yet. Help!
Oh dear! That’s bad news.

Can I plant flowering bushes or shrubs in an area that stays wet half the time?

Can I plant flowering bushes or shrubs in an area that stays wet half the time?
Good question!

What's the difference between the Berry White, Vanilla Strawberry and Strawberry Sundae Hydrangeas?

What's the difference between the Berry White, Vanilla Strawberry and Strawberry Sundae Hydrangeas?
Great question!

Can I grown my Straight Talk in a pot on my patio?

Can I grown my Straight Talk in a pot on my patio?
Great question!

What bushes are suitable for wet soil?

What bushes are suitable for wet soil?
Great question!

How and when do I prune my RAINBOW SENSATION?

How and when do I prune my RAINBOW SENSATION?
Depends!

Is the Sweet Cherry Pie tree self-pollinating?

Is the Sweet Cherry Pie tree self-pollinating?
Yes!

How much sun or shade does the diamond rouge hydrangea need?

How much sun or shade does the diamond rouge hydrangea need?
The amount of sun and shade for a hydrangea can be tricky to answer.

Can I plant a Goldspur Chokecherry in Zone 7?

Can I plant a Goldspur Chokecherry in Zone 7?
Goldspur Chokecherry will do best in cooler climates.

Help! Trying to successfully grow my gardenia inside.

Growing gardenias indoors can be a little bit tricky.

Help! My Purple Magic Crapemyrtle looks dormant right now.

Help! My Purple Magic Crapemyrtle looks dormant right now.
Crapemyrtles require a little bit of patience in the spring.

Is Linebacker Distlylium deer resistant?

Is Linebacker Distlylium deer resistant?
Good news!

When should I prune my RED FAME HYPERICUM?

When should I prune my RED FAME HYPERICUM?
Great question!

Should I prune my Amsonia plants now?

Good question!

Do I need to prune my CREME BRULEE POTENTILLA this spring?

Do I need to prune my CREME BRULEE POTENTILLA this spring?
Depends!

Can I plant my Double Mint Gardenia in a large pot instead of the ground?

Can I plant my Double Mint Gardenia in a large pot instead of the ground?
Great question!

Help! After a very wet year, my crimson fire has dried out and lost foliage.

Help! After a very wet year, my crimson fire has dried out and lost foliage.
That’s interesting!

Help! My moonlight Magic doesn't seem to be growing quickly or widening out.

Help! My moonlight Magic doesn't seem to be growing quickly or widening out.
Oh no!

Can you take cuttings and start new plants?

Can you take cuttings and start new plants?
Yes! That’s one of the fun things about gardening.

What is the best soil to use to level my lawn?

This is a great question for your local garden center!

It's mid-March and my young Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas are still bare, is this normal?

It's mid-March and my young Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas are still bare, is this normal?
It’s still early in the season and too soon to worry.

My shipment of plants can't be planted yet. Will they survive?

Good question!

Do DISTYLIUM have an invasive root system?

It’s always wise to consider root systems!

My Opening Day Doublefile Viburnum is dying. Help!

My Opening Day Doublefile Viburnum is dying. Help!
Oh dear!

What is the cold hardiness of Cinnamon Girl Distylium?

What is the cold hardiness of Cinnamon Girl Distylium?
Great question!

Can pruning cause weak stems and few blooms?

Pruning might be the problem.

Do dahlias come back every year in Zone 6?

There are just a few steps to growing dahlias year after year.

Do I need to trim my weigela back in the spring?

Do I need to trim my weigela back in the spring?
Probably not!

When is the best time to successfully transplant Vintage Jade Distylium?

When is the best time to successfully transplant Vintage Jade Distylium?
Great question!

Which Evergreen Shrubs are hurricane resistant?

 Which Evergreen Shrubs are hurricane resistant?
Oh, goodness! Numerous questions come in about deer resistant plants. You are the first to ask about hurricane-resistant plants.

Are my COPPERTONE DISTYLIUM and beautyberry plants supposed to lose their leaves?

Are my COPPERTONE DISTYLIUM and beautyberry plants supposed to lose their leaves?
Oh no! The Coppertone Distylium should definitely have leaves.

Does the Delta Blues Vitex lose its leaves in the winter in Zone 9?

Good question!

Is my Moonlight Magic Crapemyrtle suppose to lose its leaves during the winter?

Is my Moonlight Magic Crapemyrtle suppose to lose its leaves during the winter?
Great question!

What plants will attract pollinators to my fruit trees?

What plants will attract pollinators to my fruit trees?
There are numerous plants you can add to your garden to attract pollinators!

Should I trim and shape the arching branches on my Candy Coralberry?

Should I trim and shape the arching branches on my Candy Coralberry?
Great question!

When is the best time to move my weigela in Zone 6?

When is the best time to move my weigela in Zone 6?
It all depends on the forecast and how gutsy of a gardener you are!

How often should I water my gardenia?

How often should I water my gardenia?
Great question about watering your gardenia.

When is the best time to move my hydrangea?

This time of year, you really need to pay attention to the forecast when transplanting.

Is it too late to plant my bare root perennials in Zone 9?

Is it too late to plant my bare root perennials in Zone 9?
Great question!

Why are the buds on my jasmine turning brown before they bloom?

Flower buds turning brown and dropping off can be a sign of too much water or not enough.

Should I plant my new rose bushes now or overwinter them indoors?

Should I plant my new rose bushes now or overwinter them indoors?
Depends!

How and when should my Little Devil Ninebarks be pruned?

How and when should my Little Devil Ninebarks be pruned?
Great questions!

Are my Wildfire Winterberry plants male, female, or a mix of both?

Are my Wildfire Winterberry plants male, female, or a mix of both?
Great question! You are right, there are male and female winterberry plants.

What is the mature height and drainage requirement for Cinnamon Girl?

What is the mature height and drainage requirement for Cinnamon Girl?
Great questions!

Why are there brown spots on my Delta Blues CHASTETREE?

Why are there brown spots on my Delta Blues CHASTETREE?
It depends!

What should I do to winterize my Campfire Rose for Zone 3?

Great question!

Do I need to cutback my Butterfly Bush before winter?

Do I need to cutback my Butterfly Bush before winter?
That's a really good question!

When should I move and prune my hydrangea?

Great questions!

Do I need to cover my Campfire Rose for winter in Zone 4?

Do I need to cover my Campfire Rose for winter in Zone 4?
Great question!

Can you give me some planting tips for Trumpet Vine in Zone 5?

I’m glad I’m not the only one who goes plant shopping in October!

When is a good time to plant in Wisconsin?

When is a good time to plant in Wisconsin?
Great question!

Does the BANANAPPEAL stay only 3-4' wide and tall?

Great question!

Are the Magic cultivars of CRAPEMYRTLES deciduous? Is there a non-deciduous variety of CRAPEMYRTLE?

Are the Magic cultivars of CRAPEMYRTLES deciduous? Is there a non-deciduous variety of CRAPEMYRTLE?
Great questions!

Are Distylium deer resistant?

Are Distylium deer resistant?
When deer are hungry enough, they will eat most anything.

Is the Matador Maple disease resistant?

Is the Matador Maple disease resistant?
Great question!

Why do some plant tags list different sizes for the Crimson Fire?

Why do some plant tags list different sizes for the Crimson Fire?
I’m so glad you brought this up!

When do I prune my Vanilla Strawberry tree and can I leave the old blooms on?

When do I prune my Vanilla Strawberry tree and can I leave the old blooms on?
Great questions!

Do you cut down Coralberry in the fall?

No! Back away from the pruners in the fall.

What can I do to revive my Tickled Pink Hydrangea?

What can I do to revive my Tickled Pink Hydrangea?
I have a few suggestions!

Do I need to trim my Summer Cascade Wisteria for the winter in Zone 4?

Great question!

Why has my creeping phlox never bloomed?

Why has my creeping phlox never bloomed?
That's interesting!

Do I need to trim and cover my Campfire Rose for winter in Zone 4?

Do I need to trim and cover my Campfire Rose for winter in Zone 4?
Great question!

Can I cut the blooms off of my Vanilla Strawberry tree for a wedding?

Hydrangea flowers are beautiful in wedding arrangements!

When should I prune my Crapemyrtle for Zone 6?

When should I prune my Crapemyrtle for Zone 6?
Great question!

Can I cut the brown blooms of my Vanilla Strawberry tree off now or wait until spring?

It's really your choice!

Can you give me some pruning and caring tips for Wisteria?

Can you give me some pruning and caring tips for Wisteria?
Great question!

What soil and fertilizer do I use for the Hawaii Hibiscus?

What soil and fertilizer do I use for the Hawaii Hibiscus?
Great question!

Is Ninebark deer resistant?

Is Ninebark deer resistant?
This is a tricky question!

Can you tell me why my Campfire Rose bush has yellow leaves?

Can you tell me why my Campfire Rose bush has yellow leaves?
Yellow leaves with newly planted shrubs are generally a sign of stress, but there's still hope!

Why are my newly planted hydrangeas turning brown?

Why are my newly planted hydrangeas turning brown?
Yikes! Are the flowers turning brown or the leaves?

Can you tell me why there are brown leaves and spider webs on my Amber Jubilee?

Can you tell me why there are brown leaves and spider webs on my Amber Jubilee?
It sounds like something is attacking your ninebark. Yikes!

What can I do about the leaves turning brown on my Tiger Eyes Sumac?

What can I do about the leaves turning brown on my Tiger Eyes Sumac?
It's one of those plants that can be loved to death!

We've had too much rain and now the leaves on my Tiger Eyes Sumac are wilting. What can I do?

We've had too much rain and now the leaves on my Tiger Eyes Sumac are wilting. What can I do?
Like most all sumacs, Tiger Eyes thrives on neglect.

The branches on my Vanilla Strawberry are so brittle and the blooms are too heavy. What can I do?

The branches on my Vanilla Strawberry are so brittle and the blooms are too heavy. What can I do?
It looks like you have a happy hydrangea!

How do I prepare Hawaii Hibiscus for winter?

How do I prepare Hawaii Hibiscus for winter?
What a wonderful gift!

Do you have planting tips for Purple Magic?

Do you have planting tips for Purple Magic?
Great question!

How do you prune Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea at the end of winter?

How do you prune Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea at the end of winter?
Great question!

Should I mulch around Cool Splash Diervilla, or will that prevent it from spreading?

Should I mulch around Cool Splash Diervilla, or will that prevent it from spreading?
Though it will spread in time, it isn’t an aggressive plant.

How do I prepare wisteria for winter?

How do I prepare wisteria for winter?
It's a great time to start planning!

I planted Strawberry Sundae this summer, and I'm afraid I may have killed it.

I planted Strawberry Sundae this summer, and I'm afraid I may have killed it.
Oh, dear! I hope we can help it out.

How do I prune my hydrangea? And can the trimmings be propogated?

How do I prune my hydrangea? And can the trimmings be propogated?
Some plants are easier to propagate than others!

Why are the leaves on my Rose of Sharon so light, but the veins so dark?

Great question!

My Strawberry Sundae looks great! But only blooms on one side..

My Strawberry Sundae looks great! But only blooms on one side..
This has happened from time to time in my garden as well.

I've been battling aphids for awhile now. What can I do?

So frustrating!

My ninebark is shaded by a large tree and is not doing well. Should I move it?

My ninebark is shaded by a large tree and is not doing well. Should I move it?
Great question!

I planted barberries in pots and now the gold leaves are falling off.

I planted barberries in pots and now the gold leaves are falling off.
Oops! It sounds like your barberries got too dry.

My Diamond Rouge stems don't seem very sturdy. How can I prepare it for winter?

My Diamond Rouge stems don't seem very sturdy. How can I prepare it for winter?
I've got a couple great videos for you!

Is there anything I can do to bulk up my Amber Wave Ninebark?

Is there anything I can do to bulk up my Amber Wave Ninebark?
Absolutely!

The rabbits have gotten to my Diamond Rouge, and now it's not flowering. What can I do?

The rabbits have gotten to my Diamond Rouge, and now it's not flowering. What can I do?
Rabbits are cute hopping along until they stop and settle in the garden for a meal.

Does Vanilla Strawberry need any special care to prepare for winter?

Does Vanilla Strawberry need any special care to prepare for winter?
I have just the video for you!

When is the best time to transplant Campfire Rose bushes?

When is the best time to transplant Campfire Rose bushes?
I'm so glad you've decided to add roses to your garden!

Why does my Limoncello Barberry have crispy leaves even if I water everyday?

Why does my Limoncello Barberry have crispy leaves even if I water everyday?
With new plants, it can be hard to find the right balance of just enough water and too much water.

I want to plant Snowdance Japanese Tree Lilac, but have a problem with elk.

I want to plant Snowdance Japanese Tree Lilac, but have a problem with elk.
Elk? That is crazy!

My distylium has dried, crunchy leaves even though they receive plenty of water and shade - help!

My distylium has dried, crunchy leaves even though they receive plenty of water and shade - help!
The weather has been a challenge for my garden too!

When and how do you prune Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea?

When and how do you prune Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea?
For the time being, back away from the pruners!

I just planted Vanilla Strawberry and watered diligently, but it's wilting. What can I do?

No doubt, your hydrangea is stressed!

The leaves on my Vanilla Strawberry tree are yellowing and dying. How can I help it?

The leaves on my Vanilla Strawberry tree are yellowing and dying. How can I help it?
I bet it's stressed out.

Is Purple Magic the darkest crapemyrtle? Should I fertilize it?

Isn't Purple Magic beautiful?

When should I prune Sapphire Surf Caryopteris? And how do I prepare it for winter?

When should I prune Sapphire Surf Caryopteris? And how do I prepare it for winter?
I'm so happy you've added it to your garden!

Should I do anything with Snow White over the winter?

Should I do anything with Snow White over the winter?
Great question!

What are the watering requirements for Strawberry Sundae?

What are the watering requirements for Strawberry Sundae?
It can be hard figuring out how much water is enough vs. too much. Especially, container plantings.

Can I prune Parkland Pillar Birch where leaves aren't growing on branches?

Can I prune Parkland Pillar Birch where leaves aren't growing on branches?
Early spring is the best time to prune trees. But, the problems are always apparent then.

My Amber Jubilee has yellow and wilting leaves- what can I do?

My Amber Jubilee has yellow and wilting leaves- what can I do?
I wonder if it is too much water.

Can I prune Amber Jubilee in the beginning of July?

Can I prune Amber Jubilee in the beginning of July?
I think it's alright.

How do I get rid of bugs on Midnight Magic?

How do I get rid of bugs on Midnight Magic?
I have a video for you!

Why are the leaves on my Hibiscus yellow and wilting?

Why are the leaves on my Hibiscus yellow and wilting?
It's one of those plants that likes water!

I transplanted my Diamond Rouge in a pot, but the leaves are red and falling off now. Help!

I transplanted my Diamond Rouge in a pot, but the leaves are red and falling off now. Help!
Oh no!