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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!


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!

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!

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 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?

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.

How do I shape my Vintage Jade?

How do I shape my Vintage Jade?
Thanks for your question, Judy! I’m envious that you live in an area where you can plant distylium!

Does First Editions have Evergreen Crape Myrtles?

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

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!

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!)

Why aren't my junipers producing any berries?

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

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