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!


Yardening for Beginners

Don’t worry about being new to gardening! We are all learning as we go.

Pruning Hydrangea Paniculata

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

Yardening on a Budget

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

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.

Deer Resistant Shrubs: Sweet Tea Gardenia

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

Blooming shrubs for Shady Spots

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

Roses with Fragrance

Roses with Fragrance
Looking for both fragrant and beautiful flowers? Try Easy Elegance.

Changing Hydrangea Colors

Changing Hydrangea Colors
Some hydrangea flowers will change colors.

Hydrangeas for Zone 10

Great question! If you are on the edge of zone 9, you can probably grow hydrangeas.

Full Sun Plants

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

Shipping Bare Root Plants

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.

Adding a Pop of Color with First Editions

Adding a Pop of Color with First Editions
Thanks for your question, Alice! I think adding a pop of color to your landscape bed is a great idea.

Pruning Red Star Hypericum

Pruning Red Star Hypericum
Here's a shout out to Bill in Washington who asked about pruning Red Star Hypericum.

Deer Resistant Plants

Deer Resistant Plants
The problem with recommending deer-resistant plants is that a deer will eat anything if it is hungry enough! (Oh, deer!)

A Guide to Watering

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

Berries on Junipers

Berries on Junipers
Hi! Thanks for your question. Junipers are tricky!

Fertilizing Your Plants

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

How to Know if a Plant Needs Fertilizing

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

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