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!


Pairing Plants with Cinnamon Girl Distylium

Pairing Plants 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.

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!

How to Handle a Sloping Yard

If your back yard is eroding, it might be time to bring in the professionals.

Tips for Growing Blueberries

Blueberries fresh from the garden sounds delicious! The rabbits ate my blueberry plants so I asked a friend for advice.

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.

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.

Blooming shrubs for Shady Spots

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

Planting with Black Walnuts

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

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.

Plants for Shady Areas

Plants for Shady Areas
This is a question I get a lot: knowing how to best landscape the shady areas of your yard.

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!)

Fertilizing Your Plants

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

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