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!


What flowering plants can I plant in full shade?

What flowering plants can I plant in full shade?
Shady lawns can be wonderful on hot, summer days. However, they can be a bit tricky when it comes to landscaping.

Would Amber Jubilee Ninebark shrubs work well in front of the trees in my backyard?

Would Amber Jubilee Ninebark shrubs work well in front of the trees in my backyard?
I think Amber Jubilee Ninebark looks great anywhere!

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!

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.

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 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.

What grows well in Clay Soil?

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

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!

How do I grow blueberries in containers?

Blueberries fresh from the garden sounds delicious!

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.

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!

Do any of the new varieties get along with Black Walnuts?

That’s both a tough question and a great question! I’m glad you asked.

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.

Which plants pair well with Cinnamon Girl Distylium?

Which plants pair well with Cinnamon Girl Distylium?
You are so lucky to live in a part of the country where it is a warmer zone and Cinnamon Girl Distylium thrives.

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.

What shrubs can I plant in the shady areas of my yard?

What shrubs can I plant in the shady areas of my yard?
This is a question I get a lot: knowing how to best landscape the shady areas of your yard.

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!

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 do I use fertilizer in my garden?

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

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