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'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.

I'm looking for easy care shrubs - what do you suggest?

First Editions has plenty of options for you!

What can I plant for a replacement hedge?

What can I plant for a replacement hedge?
For your replacement hedge, are you wanting something evergreen or a mix of shrubs? And, how tall do you want it be when it is mature? Also, sun or shade?

What do you suggest for a Rose Garden?

What do you suggest for a Rose Garden?
I’m so glad you asked this question! It is important to start with your hardiness zone to ensure a thriving rose garden.

What are some full sun ground covers?

Looking for full sun and low maintenance ground covers? Look no further!

How do I fix the drainage problem in my garden?

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

How do I remove invasive plants?

Getting rid of unwanted plants can definitely be a challenge. You might start with your local extension office for plant identification and some options for handling.

How do I landscape the slope in my yard to prevent erosion?

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

What can I plant in my yard to add greenery to cut flower arrangements?

What can I plant in my yard to add greenery to cut flower arrangements?
Cinnamon Girl or Vintage Jade distylium would perfect!

What can I dress up my fence?

There are some great plant options to beautify your fence, and provide privacy.

How can I garden on a budget?

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

What can I grow along my driveway that won't require much care?

Even though I really like gardening, I also like having a few low maintenance plants!

What can I do if I want the beauty of roses without the thorns?

What can I do if I want the beauty of roses without the thorns?
Looking for the beauty without the pain? First Editions has options for you!

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.

Do you have tips for planting a Dogwood?

Do you have tips for planting a Dogwood?
Planting a Dogwood in your yard 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!

How do I successfully transplant my plants?

For starters, fall and early spring are the best seasons for transplanting. This way, you can avoid the summer's heat when your plants are extra vulnerable.

How do I winterize my plants in the Fall?

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

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