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!


Pairing Plants with Cinnamon Girl Distylium

Pairing Plants with Cinnamon Girl Distylium
You are so lucky to live in a part of the country where it is a warmer zone and Cinnamon Girl Distylium thrives.

Planting Dogwood Shrubs

Planting Dogwood Shrubs
Planting a Dogwood in your yard is a great idea!

Landscaping to prevent Erosion

This is such a great landscaping question, and one you can have some fun with!

How to Handle a Sloping Yard

If your back yard is eroding, it might be time to bring in the professionals.

Drainage Problems in the Garden

Drainage problems are something so many of us have to tackle. Luckily, there are several options.

Adding greenery to flower arrangements

Adding greenery to flower arrangements
Cinnamon Girl or Vintage Jade distylium would perfect!

Growing in Clay Soil

All plants would do better in clay if you add a bit of compost when planting.

Evergreen Crape Myrtles

Evergreen Crape Myrtles
Unfortunately, all crape myrtles drop their leaves in the winter.

Blooming shrubs for Shady Spots

First Editions has some great options for shady spots in your area.

Planting with Black Walnuts

That’s both a tough question and a great question! I’m glad you asked.

Plants for Shady Areas

Plants for Shady Areas
This is a question I get a lot: knowing how to best landscape the shady areas of your yard.

How to Use Shrubs in Containers

How to Use Shrubs in Containers
Containers aren’t reserved for just annuals.

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