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!

Planting Dogwood Shrubs

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

Yardening for Beginners

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

Landscaping to prevent Erosion

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

Drainage Problems in the Garden

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

Yardening on a Budget

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

Plants for a Privacy Fence

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

Adding greenery to flower arrangements

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

Selecting Thorn-less Plants

Selecting Thorn-less Plants
Looking for the beauty without the pain? First Editions has options for you!

Planting along a Driveway

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

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.

How to Winterize Plants, Trees & Shrubs

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.

Tips for Transplanting 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.

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