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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!


What should I do to get my Campfire Roses ready for winter?

What should I do to get my Campfire Roses ready for winter?
That is a great question, and I'm glad you asked!

I've had my hydrangea for three years, but it never flowers. What am I doing wrong?

I've had my hydrangea for three years, but it never flowers. What am I doing wrong?
Have you tried giving it extra protection in the winter?

Will Polar Joy survive the harsh Minnesota winters?

Will Polar Joy survive the harsh Minnesota winters?
We have found that Polar Joy is extremely cold hardy and will survive zone 4 winters without tipping and burying.

How should I prepare my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea for the harsh winter on a lake?

The thought of an icy cold winter wind blowing across the lake just gives me the shivers!

I planted several Atomic Red Trumpet Vines 2 ft apart and they're very tall. How should I prepare for winter?

I planted several Atomic Red Trumpet Vines 2 ft apart and they're very tall. How should I prepare for winter?
It sounds like they are planted too close together!

My new Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea looks dried up. Can I plant this inside during the winter?

It sounds like it is stressed and needs some extra TLC.

How can I prepare my Moonlight Magic for winter?

How can I prepare my Moonlight Magic for winter?
There are some things you can do but much of it depends on the winter.

I planted a Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea for my summer home. What is the best way to get it through severe winters?

I planted a Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea for my summer home. What is the best way to get it through severe winters?
What a great flowering shrub for a summer house!

Can I plant a perennial in an 8 inch deep pot? Should I bring it inside when winter comes?

You should be fine. Just be sure to keep an eye on it and water as needed.

Why do my shade perennials only come back one season?

It could be a few things - here’s a few ideas.

My azalea have a lot of dead branches on them, is it lack of rain last summer?

My azalea have a lot of dead branches on them, is it lack of rain last summer?
Lack of rain could be one of the causes. Plants really need regular watering through the season.

I have a dead spot on my Alberta Spruce. Is there a fertilizer that will help?

Do you know what caused the dead spot?

Is the Sapphire Surf plant a late starter?

Is the Sapphire Surf plant a late starter?
Has your plant not yet leafed out? You may want to first consider your zone.

When Will I see buds on my Midnight Magic this Spring?

When Will I see buds on my Midnight Magic this Spring?
Waiting and watching for signs of life in the spring can be so hard! And, it doesn’t help that crape myrtles take their time leafing out.

My Crape Myrtles looks brown and weak this spring - What can I do?

My Crape Myrtles looks brown and weak this spring - What can I do?
Great question! With crape myrtles, you have to be patient.

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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