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!


Will my phlox bloom during the summer in my hot and humid climate?

I wasn’t certain of the answer so I did some research.

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.

Looking for flowering perennials that won't grow more than 2'-3' feet tall. Any recommendations?

You have quite a few plants you can try in your space.

My Royal Palms drop large branches. What do you suggest planting around them?

Falling royal palm branches sounds like quite a hazard in the garden!

What plants stay green all winter in a cold climate?

What plants stay green all winter in a cold climate?
A bit of green and hope that spring is coming helps me get through winter!

What are low growing companion plants for Cinnamon Girl?

You have lots of options for shady ground covers!

Why isn't my healthy plant flowering?

If your healthy plant isn't producing the blooms it's supposed to, there are a couple potential culprits.

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!

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.

How to Split Perennials

Splitting perennials, like hostas, is super simple! It’s best done in the springtime right after the plant emerges from the ground.

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