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!


Can hydrangeas grow in southern Florida?

Can hydrangeas grow in southern Florida?
Great question!

How do I deadhead hydrangeas?

How do I deadhead hydrangeas?
Hydrangeas are beautiful in the winter!

The leaves on my Amber Jubilee suddenly dropped off- will it come back next year?

The leaves on my Amber Jubilee suddenly dropped off- will it come back next year?
The good news is that ninebarks are very tough plants!

How should I prepare butterfly bushes for winter?

How should I prepare butterfly bushes for winter?
Aren't they beautiful bushes?

Will gardenias flower all year long if watered and fertilized?

Will gardenias flower all year long if watered and fertilized?
I'm glad you asked!

I won't be home in early spring- can I prune Amber Jubilee & Purpleleaf Sand Cherry now?

I won't be home in early spring- can I prune Amber Jubilee & Purpleleaf Sand Cherry now?
This time of year, it’s best to back away from the pruners!

Is Sweet Tea Gardenia grafted to a hardy root stock?

Is Sweet Tea Gardenia grafted to a hardy root stock?
We have good news for you!

Can I take a root section of a ninebark and plant it with any hope of success?

I love the flowers of ninebark!

What are the best conditions for Ninebark? Is it deer resistant?

What are the best conditions for Ninebark? Is it deer resistant?
Ninebark is a tough plant and can handle hot days.

When do I prune Sapphire Surf Bluebeard, and how far down do I prune?

When do I prune Sapphire Surf Bluebeard, and how far down do I prune?
Caryopteris is a little bit tricky when trying to figure out how much to prune!

Should I prune my Strawberry Sundae in the late fall or wait until spring?

Should I prune my Strawberry Sundae in the late fall or wait until spring?
Great question!

How do I prepare my new plants for winter? Do they need to be trimmed?

New plants, especially, need some TLC in the fall and winter!

Could you recommend deer resistant plants? Are holly bushes deer resistant?

Recommending deer resistant plants is tough. It seems to depend on how hungry the deer are!

I planted Autumn Revolution Bittersweet in June, it's healthy, but hasn't produced berries- help!

I planted Autumn Revolution Bittersweet in June, it's healthy, but hasn't produced berries- help!
I wonder if it bloomed earlier this spring.

Could you recommend deer resistant plants?

Could you recommend deer resistant plants?
Deer really know how to ruin a nice garden, don’t they!

Do you recommend fertilizing Vintage Jade for the fall?

Do you recommend fertilizing Vintage Jade for the fall?
You really don’t want to encourage new growth this time of year.

What could be the cause of one gardenia dropping yellow leaves, while the other is just fine?

What could be the cause of one gardenia dropping yellow leaves, while the other is just fine?
I hate it when this happens!

How should I get my roses ready for the winter?

How should I get my roses ready for the winter?
Preparing for the winter is key for survival.

Looking for plant recommendations for shade.

Looking for plant recommendations for shade.
We have a few options for your zone 10 garden.

My Rainbow Sensation is brown and dry. Is this normal for fall?

My Rainbow Sensation is brown and dry. Is this normal for fall?
It could probably use a good drink of water.

Can you help me find deer resistant plants for sun and for shade?

That’s a really good question- yes I can!

How do I prepare my Above and Beyond Rose for winter?

How do I prepare my Above and Beyond Rose for winter?
I suppose it is time to start prepping for the colder months!

Could you recommend some annual and perennial deer resistant plants?

Trying to figure out deer resistant plants can be so difficult!

My Blue Puffball Vitex hasn't grown or flowered since planting. What could be wrong?

My Blue Puffball Vitex hasn't grown or flowered since planting. What could be wrong?
Frustrating! I’ve had that happen with shrubs, too.

Does Midnight Magic have exfoliating bark?

Does Midnight Magic have exfoliating bark?
Yes, it does have exfoliating bark!

What shrubs would do best next to walnut trees?

What shrubs would do best next to walnut trees?
That's a good question!

I'm overwhelmed! Looking for deer resistant plants & trees for partial shade.

I'm overwhelmed! Looking for deer resistant plants & trees for partial shade.
In your area, fall is a wonderful time to plant.

When is the best time to move Strawberry Sundae to a sunny spot?

When is the best time to move Strawberry Sundae to a sunny spot?
You can definitely transplant it this fall!

Is it normal for Amber Jubilee to lose their leaves this early in the fall?

Is it normal for Amber Jubilee to lose their leaves this early in the fall?
Usually, ninebarks hold their leaves well into fall.

Can you tell me about Amber Jubilee- when it flowers and when is best to prune?

Can you tell me about Amber Jubilee- when it flowers and when is best to prune?
Absolutely! Great questions.

Would Chapel View Cryptomeria do okay with some shade?

Would Chapel View Cryptomeria do okay with some shade?
Such a great plant to have in your yard!

Will weigela thrive in the shade?

Will weigela thrive in the shade?
I’ve tried weigela in shade and haven’t had much luck.

When is the best time to deadhead Vanilla Strawberry? Is this a limelight or mophead?

When is the best time to deadhead Vanilla Strawberry? Is this a limelight or mophead?
Such a beautiful hydrangea!

Are perennial hibiscus deer resistant?

Are perennial hibiscus deer resistant?
That’s a really good question!

My weigela plants are not spreading, and have little white spots on them. What can I do?

My weigela plants are not spreading, and have little white spots on them. What can I do?
With shrubs, it seems to take a year or two to get them established before they really put on growth.

What should I do to get my Campfire Roses ready for winter?

What should I do to get my Campfire Roses ready for winter?
That is a great question, and I'm glad you asked!

What varieties are deer proof?

Well, nothing is absolutely deer proof.

When is the best time to plant creeping phlox?

When is the best time to plant creeping phlox?
Creeping phlox is a tough plant!

I've had my hydrangea for three years, but it never flowers. What am I doing wrong?

I've had my hydrangea for three years, but it never flowers. What am I doing wrong?
Have you tried giving it extra protection in the winter?

When is the best time to plant Little Devil Shrubs?

When is the best time to plant Little Devil Shrubs?
September is a great month to plant!

Is it safe to transplant potentilla in September?

Potentilla is a very tough plant and can take a lot of abuse.

Would magnolia trees do well in zone 9A?

Would magnolia trees do well in zone 9A?
Although there are some magnolias that really like the heat, most all need water and good dirt.

Where is the best spot to cut gardenia flowers?

Where is the best spot to cut gardenia flowers?
Your question reminded me of a gardenia corsage from long ago!

How long does it take for Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea blossoms to turn pink?

I wish there was an easy answer to your question!

Can hibiscus plants be split?

Can hibiscus plants be split?
Dividing, or splitting woody shrubs can be difficult.

My outside potted gardenia never blooms. Help!

I hope we can figure out what the problem is!

When is the best time to plant a red maple tree?

When is the best time to plant a red maple tree?
September is a great month for planting trees!

Would the Diamond Rouge Hydrangea do well in San Francisco?

Would the Diamond Rouge Hydrangea do well in San Francisco?
We have found they need cooler nights to trigger the change in flower color.

Are your plants butterfly and honey bee safe?

You should see our display garden at the nursery in Minnesota. The garden is full of pollinators as are our container farms!

One of my Above and Beyond Roses is growing faster than the other, but neither are showing signs of budding. What do you suggest?

One of my Above and Beyond Roses is growing faster than the other, but neither are showing signs of budding. What do you suggest?
Sometimes, gardening is such a puzzle. Here’s a few things to look for when comparing the smaller one to the larger one.

Looking for a Deer Resistant shrub in Zone 8 for partial shade. Please help!

Looking for  a Deer Resistant shrub in Zone 8 for partial shade. Please help!
Thanks for the reminder – I’m supposed to be coming up with a list for a friend in Tennessee!

When is the best time to plant a crapemyrtle?

When is the best time to plant a crapemyrtle?
Good question! It varies between locations.

Is Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea fragrant?

Is Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea fragrant?
What an interesting question!

There are whiteflies all over my tomato and mint plants. Help!

Definitely, be careful with the product you pick.

What perennial can I plant in the fall?

What perennial can I plant in the fall?
Bailey Nurseries has a great online plant library.

My Diamond Rouge Hydrangeas turned brown, defoliated, and are now growing again. Is something wrong?

My Diamond Rouge Hydrangeas turned brown, defoliated, and are now growing again. Is something wrong?
It sounds like they are recovering from the shock of going from the nursery to their new home in the garden.

Should I be seeing berries on my American Revolution Bittersweet by now?

Did it bloom this spring?

What plants are deer resistant?

What plants are deer resistant?
Well, nothing is absolutely deer proof.

Will Polar Joy survive the harsh Minnesota winters?

Will Polar Joy survive the harsh Minnesota winters?
We have found that Polar Joy is extremely cold hardy and will survive zone 4 winters without tipping and burying.

How should I prepare my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea for the harsh winter on a lake?

The thought of an icy cold winter wind blowing across the lake just gives me the shivers!

How do you prune and train bittersweet for the best results?

How do you prune and train bittersweet for the best results?
I'm glad to hear you are looking out for your bittersweet!

Is a butterfly bush deciduous?

Is a butterfly bush deciduous?
Yes, butterfly bushes are deciduous.

There are yellow leaves on my newly planted Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea. Any recommendations?

It is probably just pouting!

The flowers on my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea are weighing down the branches. Should I be concerned?

It sounds like you have a very happy hydrangea!

When is the best time to transplant a dwarf crapemyrtle?

When is the best time to transplant a dwarf crapemyrtle?
It would be best to transplant them in the spring.

Are the dimensions for Crimson Fire after pruning, or the typical dimensions of a mature plant without pruning?

Are the dimensions for Crimson Fire after pruning, or the typical dimensions of a mature plant without pruning?
The sizes we list are for the mature height and width without pruning.

Will a Bald Cypress survive southern Minnesota?

Will a Bald Cypress survive southern Minnesota?
Yes!

Are the fruit on Autumn Revolution edible?

Are the fruit on Autumn Revolution edible?
That depends!

What trees would do well on a slope?

What trees would do well on a slope?
Great question! I can think of a few that would do well and look great.

Should I prune off the dead flowers on my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea?

Should I prune off the dead flowers on my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea?
It's frustrating when a new plant doesn't look the way we want it to.

What flowering shrubs would do well in full sun?

What flowering shrubs would do well in full sun?
Are you looking for large or medium sized flowering shrubs?

How do I get rid of small black spots on my Limoncello Barberry?

How do I get rid of small black spots on my Limoncello Barberry?
There are a couple reasons why this could be happening, but good news, I have solutions!

Is the Psychedelic Sky Butterfly Bush a sterile plant or the invasive variety?

Is the Psychedelic Sky Butterfly Bush a sterile plant or the invasive variety?
Some areas of the country have a bigger problem with butterfly bushes reseeding than other areas.

It has been very hot and my Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea receives a lot of sun, resulting in brown leaves. Should I move it to the shade?

It has been very hot and my Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea receives a lot of sun, resulting in brown leaves. Should I move it to the shade?
You are right, it probably is too much sun and heat and that’s why the flowers are turning brown.

I fertilized and watered my hydrangea diligently, but it's wilting. What do you suggest?

I fertilized and watered my hydrangea diligently, but it's wilting. What do you suggest?
Good question and I hope we get it figured out in time!

What can I plant among my lilies to keep the feet cool?

Great question! I’m new to growing lilies and wondered the same thing.

Are dahlias perennials?

Actually, dahlias are tuberous perennials.

Can I prune Purple Magic Crapemyrtle into a tree?

Can I prune Purple Magic Crapemyrtle into a tree?
Your success will depend on the winters and how much dieback they experience.

My Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea has bloomed white in color and has yet to turn pink. What can I do?

My Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea has bloomed white in color and has yet to turn pink. What can I do?
Give it a little bit of time for the magical transformation to take place.

Is it normal for red twig dogwoods to sprout a white leaf stem?

Is it normal for red twig dogwoods to sprout a white leaf stem?
It happens from time to time, shrubs will send up a stem with white leaves.

I am noticing some dark frayed edges on the leaves of my newly planted Amber Jubilee. Could this mean bugs?

I am noticing some dark frayed edges on the leaves of my newly planted Amber Jubilee. Could this mean bugs?
Yes, you are probably right!

The leaves on my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea are turning yellow. What should I do to fix this?

The leaves on my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea are turning yellow. What should I do to fix this?
The yellow leaves are telling you that it needs a drink of water!

How can I prepare my Moonlight Magic for winter?

How can I prepare my Moonlight Magic for winter?
There are some things you can do but much of it depends on the winter.

Does the Tahiti Hibiscus produce seedlings that would need to be pulled up? I'm not looking for extra work!

Does the Tahiti Hibiscus produce seedlings that would need to be pulled up? I'm not looking for extra work!
Tahiti and the others in that collection will produce seedlings.

Do crapemyrtle's lose their leaves in the winter?

Do crapemyrtle's lose their leaves in the winter?
Yes, but surprisingly, it’s a really good shrub for the winter landscape!

How do I get rid of bugs that are eating my hydrangea leaves?

Battling bugs can be such a pain!

Do barberries lose their leaves in the fall and winter?

Do barberries lose their leaves in the fall and winter?
Yes, but they take their time dropping the leaves.

Is the hardy hibiscus related to hollyhocks?

You have a good eye! They do have much in common and both are in the Malvaceae (mallow) family.

When would be the best time to plant the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea?

When would be the best time to plant the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea?
Now is a great time! Get it in the ground and enjoy the flowers this summer.

Does the Hibiscus Hawaii set seed, or is it one of the seedless Rose of Sharon?

Does the Hibiscus Hawaii set seed, or is it one of the seedless Rose of Sharon?
Hawaii is not a sterile variety. It will set seed, as will the other ones in that collection.

Can I plant a perennial in an 8 inch deep pot? Should I bring it inside when winter comes?

You should be fine. Just be sure to keep an eye on it and water as needed.

My Gardenia buds drop off before opening. Is this normal?

My Gardenia buds drop off before opening. Is this normal?
Gardenias are really intended for zones 7-9.

My Miss Kim Lilacs are over 8 feet tall. Can they be pruned down to 4 feet without killing them?

Miss Kim Lilacs are supposed to mature to 6-7’. You must be giving yours lots of love!

Why does the hypericum stem decay?

Stem decay can happen when the soil is just too wet, waterlogged, or there is poor air circulation.

What is the reason the hypericum plants leaves become black?

The black leaves are probably caused by a fungus – too much water and poor air circulation.

Do you know how to get rid of white substance on crapemyrtle leaves?

It’s probably calcium deposits on the foliage. If so, it isn’t a problem to worry about!

Does the Toscana Barberry have thorns?

Does the Toscana Barberry have thorns?
Yes, it does have thorns. However, the foliage is so pretty that it might be worth reconsidering!

LOOKING FOR PERENNIALS THAT LIKE HALF SUN AND HALF SHADE. ANY RECOMMENDATIONS?

Excellent question! I have found there are really quite a few perennials that work well in part shade.

DOES THE FRINGE FLOWER GROW FASTER THAN BOXWOODS? WOULD THEY COVER THEM UP?

DOES THE FRINGE FLOWER GROW FASTER THAN BOXWOODS? WOULD THEY COVER THEM UP?
That’s a good question. Boxwoods are slow growing and will eventually reach 3-4’.

Will Above and Beyond do well in part shade?

Will Above and Beyond do well in part shade?
Definitely, it will be best in full sun. In the spot you have in mind, it probably won’t have as many flowers.

All the rain is turning my tomato leaves yellow. What can I do?

It sounds like Mother Nature isn’t cooperating!

ARE CHAPEL VIEW JAPANESE CEDARS AND DISTYLIUMS DEER RESISTANT?

ARE CHAPEL VIEW JAPANESE CEDARS AND DISTYLIUMS DEER RESISTANT?
Great questions! And, good news.

ARE ENDLESS SUMMER VARIETIES DEER RESISTANT?

ARE ENDLESS SUMMER VARIETIES DEER RESISTANT?
That’s a good question, and I wish I had better news for you!

HOW CAN I GET RID OF DANDELIONS WITHOUT USING WEED KILLER?

Aside from digging them up? My experience with trying to kill dandelions with weed killers hasn’t been that great.

I DIDN’T ROUGH UP THE ROOTS BEFORE PLANTING. SHOULD I DIG UP THE ROOTS AND ROUGH THEM UP, OR LET IT BE?

I’ve done that from time to time! I get so excited about a new plant and I don’t do things the right way.

MY GARDENIA LEAVES TURN YELLOW AND THE BUDS TURN BROWN BEFORE FALLING OFF. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?

MY GARDENIA LEAVES TURN YELLOW AND THE BUDS TURN BROWN BEFORE FALLING OFF. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?
Great question! It depends on which part of the plant you are watering.

AM I OVERWATERING OR UNDERWATERING MY HYDRANGEAS?

Sometimes, it is hard to tell if there is too much or not enough water. However, the answer is in the dirt.

Does the fiji hibiscus grow on new wood or old?

Does the fiji hibiscus grow on new wood or old?
Great question - I'm so jealous you live in a zone where you can plant hibiscus!

Why do my shade perennials only come back one season?

It could be a few things - here’s a few ideas.

Why are my Diervilla's new branches dark green rather than the variegated?

Why are my Diervilla's new branches dark green rather than the variegated?
A cool start to spring will sometimes cause the edges of the leaves to be slight green.

My plants keep turning dry and brown. How do I keep them alive?

When plants are at the garden center, they are watered frequently and get used to being pampered.

Can I grow hydrangeas indoors?

It can be done but will need just the right conditions!

How can I keep Rabbits and Deer from eating my vegetable garden?

Have you tried rabbit fencing? It really does work.

What can I plant in slopy sandy soil, and shady area that prevents ground erosion and is deer resistant?

What can I plant in slopy sandy soil, and shady area that prevents ground erosion and is deer resistant?
This sounds like a tough site!

I have a dead spot on my Alberta Spruce. Is there a fertilizer that will help?

Do you know what caused the dead spot?

Is the Sapphire Surf plant a late starter?

Is the Sapphire Surf plant a late starter?
Has your plant not yet leafed out? You may want to first consider your zone.

Will my phlox bloom during the summer in my hot and humid climate?

Will my phlox bloom during the summer in my hot and humid climate?
I wasn’t certain of the answer so I did some research.

Do the branches on my Ruby Tears need to be weighed down?

Do the branches on my Ruby Tears need to be weighed down?
You just get to sit back and enjoy your new tree!

Is Autumn Revolution Deer Resistant?

Is Autumn Revolution Deer Resistant?
I did a bit of research and have found several sites that mention it is deer resistant.

Can you help me prune my healthy growing shrubs to keep them neat and small?

I try to keep pruning at a minimum by planting the right size shrub in the right size place.

Only one of my hydrangeas is leafing out this Spring. What am I doing wrong?

Sometimes, it’s hard to figure out what went wrong with a plant.

Does the Matador Maple have green leaves during the season?

Does the Matador Maple have green leaves during the season?
That’s a really good question and I understand your confusion!

Can branches be pinched back on water melon and cantaloupe plants?

That’s a great question. I’m still learning about growing fruits and vegetables.

How do I keep earwigs out of my roses?

Do you have any beer you don’t like? Not only does it kill slugs, it also kills earwigs!

My Boston Ferns are Dying. Help!

Uh oh! You may not be watering enough or too much.

How do you keep weeds out of the garden?

How do you feel about digging up weeds? That’s one way.

Are any hydrangea deer resistant?

Unfortunately, deer really like hydrangeas.

Is Little Devil Ninebark Deer Resistant?

Is Little Devil Ninebark Deer Resistant?
That's a really good question. In some areas of the country, ninebarks are deer resistant.

Can I split Easy Elegance Roses?

Can I split Easy Elegance Roses?
I’m really glad you like your Easy Elegance Roses and want more!

Do I need to protect my Sweet Cherry Pie tree from Deer?

Do I need to protect my Sweet Cherry Pie tree from Deer?
That would be a really good idea! Deer and rabbits seem to know which plants are favorites and those are the ones they go after.

Is the Tahiti Hibiscus Sterile?

Is the Tahiti Hibiscus Sterile?
Tahiti and the group of single petal hibiscus are not sterile.

My Yard is being ruined by Chipmunks. How do I get rid of them?

Oh, chipmunks are such destructive little creatures!

Can Hydrangeas survive in Sandy soil?

I'm wondering - how are the hydrangeas doing?

Do First Editions Plants need a lot of sun and water?

Thanks for writing! Actually, there are dozens of First Editions’ plants – trees, shrubs, vines, roses, fruits, perennials.

My Arborvitae Emerald Green is turning white - Any help?

That doesn’t sound good! Is this a new plant or one that has been in the ground for a while?

What is the difference between a reblooming hydrangea and an endless summer hydrangea?

What is the difference between a reblooming hydrangea and an endless summer hydrangea?
Great question about the Endless Summer Hydrangeas!

Are there any Hydrangeas that can take full sun?

This is a great question! Sun and shade symbols can be confusing.

When Will I see buds on my Midnight Magic this Spring?

When Will I see buds on my Midnight Magic this Spring?
Waiting and watching for signs of life in the spring can be so hard! And, it doesn’t help that crape myrtles take their time leafing out.

How deep are the roots of spirea bushes?

How deep are the roots of spirea bushes?
I’m curious, are you planning to dig one up and move it? Or, are you planting one in a container?

What can I put at the bottom of my large containers instead of soil?

This is a great question!

How do you trim a Weigela Shrub?

How do you trim a Weigela Shrub?
Weigela is such a pretty plant! And, fortunately, if you make a mistake pruning, it’s forgiving and will grow right back and fill in again.

How can I keep squirrels from digging in my garden?

Keeping out critters can be a challenge!

My ninebark is mildew resistant, but I'm noticing some on my plant. What do I do?

Although plants may be resistant to something, outbreaks can still happen.

Any tips on growing roses?

Any tips on growing roses?
Roses are such beautiful flowers and I’m glad you are trying it out!

Can you tell me more about the Standing Ovation Serviceberry?

Can you tell me more about the Standing Ovation Serviceberry?
You are off to a good start on your landscape with Standing Ovation Serviceberry!

Can I plant my Gardenia in a container?

I’m really glad that you asked this question. I receive quite a few questions about gardenias from all across the country.

Will holly bushes survive in the winter?

Evergreen hollies would probably struggle in those conditions.

I'm a new gardener, where do I begin?

I'm a new gardener, where do I begin?
Don’t worry about being new to gardening! We are all learning as we go.

My Crape Myrtles looks brown and weak this spring - What can I do?

My Crape Myrtles looks brown and weak this spring - What can I do?
Great question! With crape myrtles, you have to be patient.

Why isn't my Autumn Revolution producing orange berries?

I’m really stumped on this one! Bittersweet is usually such an easy plant to grow.

How do I get my Wisteria plant to bloom?

How do I get my Wisteria plant to bloom?
This is a great question! I hate it when a plant doesn’t flower like I think it should.

Why aren't my plants coming back this Spring?

It can be hard after winter waiting to see what will leaf out and what doesn’t, and with a new plant, it can be iffy.

What plants stay green all winter in a cold climate?

What plants stay green all winter in a cold climate?
A bit of green and hope that spring is coming helps me get through winter!

Can Weigela grow in my zone?

Can Weigela grow in my zone?
Weigela is a great plant, and thrives in zones 4-8.

Should I cut back old growth on my red flame hypericum in the spring?

Should I cut back old growth on my red flame hypericum in the spring?
Great question! I usually wait to see new growth in the spring before pruning.

My Plant hasn't started to bloom - did it survive the winter?

You should see leaves or leaf buds real soon. It can be hard waiting after winter to see what plants made it and what plants didn't.

Does the Limoncello Barberry retain its leaves year round?

Does the Limoncello Barberry retain its leaves year round?
Barberries are deciduous shrubs, meaning they will lose their leaves in the winter.

What birds and insects will be attracted to my Atomic Red?

What birds and insects will be attracted to my Atomic Red?
I’m so glad you have planted an Atomic Red Trumpet Vine!

Are there plants that will attract bees, but not wasps?

This is a great question. Bees are pollinators and are much more interested in plant pollen than in people. Wasps, on the other hand, are predators and can be aggressive.

Why are the berries drying up on my Pumpkin Hypericum?

Why are the berries drying up on my Pumpkin Hypericum?
Such a bummer to hear your berries dried up!

Why isn't my healthy plant flowering?

If your healthy plant isn't producing the blooms it's supposed to, there are a couple potential culprits.

I spotted yellow leaves on my plant, what does it mean?

There are a couple of things that may be the cause your plant's new look.

Does First Editions have Evergreen Crape Myrtles?

Does First Editions have Evergreen Crape Myrtles?
Unfortunately, all crape myrtles drop their leaves in the winter.

Can hydrangeas survive in zone 10?

Can hydrangeas survive in zone 10?
Great question! If you are on the edge of zone 9, you can probably grow hydrangeas.

Why are my neighbors jonquils blooming before mine?

Just like tulips, different varieties of jonquils have different flowering times.

What grows well in Clay Soil?

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

I live in the south. What blooming shrubs can I plant in the shade?

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

Is Sweet Tea Gardenia deer resistant?

Is Sweet Tea Gardenia deer resistant?
In general, gardenias are deer resistant.

How can I garden on a budget?

First, start with your soil. It’s always a good idea to add some compost when planting.

How do I get my hydrangeas to change colors?

How do I get my hydrangeas to change colors?
Some hydrangea flowers will change colors.

What does "Full Sun" really mean?

Full sun usually means direct sun during the summer months for six hours or more a day.

Is it okay to have bare root plants shipped to me?

That's a tricky question, and it really depends on the time of year, but in the early spring, buying a bare root tree can be a good way to go.

Do you know of any roses with fragrance?

Do you know of any roses with fragrance?
Looking for both fragrant and beautiful flowers? Try Easy Elegance.

How and When do I prune my Hypericum?

How and When do I prune my Hypericum?
Here's a shout out to Bill in Washington who asked about pruning his Red Star Hypericum.

I want to add color to my yard, what do you recommend?

I want to add color to my yard, what do you recommend?
Thanks for your question, Alice! I think adding a pop of color to your landscape bed is a great idea.

Where do I even begin?

Where do I even begin?
Not sure where to start? Need some inspiration for your yard? I've got you covered!

Do you have recommendations for deer resistant plants?

Do you have recommendations for deer resistant plants?
The problem with recommending deer-resistant plants is that a deer will eat anything if it is hungry enough! (Oh, deer!)

How much should I water my shrubs?

How much should I water my shrubs?
Young root systems can easily dry out while they are just getting established, so pay close attention!

Why aren't my junipers producing any berries?

Why aren't my junipers producing any berries?
Hi! Thanks for your question. Junipers are tricky!

What kind of fertilizer do I use for my hibiscus?

What kind of fertilizer do I use for my hibiscus?
This is a great question! Usually with flowering shrubs, they need phosphorus. Not hibiscus!

How do I prune my 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.

How do I use fertilizer in my garden?

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

How do I know if my plant needs fertilizing?

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

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