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!


Should I plant my new rose bushes now or overwinter them indoors?

Should I plant my new rose bushes now or overwinter them indoors?
Depends!

When is a good time to plant in Wisconsin?

When is a good time to plant in Wisconsin?
Great question!

My Vanilla Strawberry died in morning shade and full afternoon sun. Would Jetstream Hydrangea do better there?

My Vanilla Strawberry died in morning shade and full afternoon sun. Would Jetstream Hydrangea do better there?
Oh no, what a bummer!

Do you have planting tips for Purple Magic?

Do you have planting tips for Purple Magic?
Great question!

Just bought Vanilla Strawberry tree form in Anchorage, could you tell me more about this plant?

Just bought Vanilla Strawberry tree form in Anchorage, could you tell me more about this plant?
Oh, that's wonderful!

How far apart should Snow White Mockorange be planted to create a hedge?

How far apart should Snow White Mockorange be planted to create a hedge?
It kind of depends on how patient you are in letting your living fence fill in!

My peony stopped blooming a few years ago. Anything I can do to get the blooms back?

That happened with one of my peonies too.

When should I plant a weigela in zone 5?

When should I plant a weigela in zone 5?
The weather has been a little bit tricky this spring with back and forth between nice days and cold ones!

What specifics do I need to follow when planting a gardenia?

What specifics do I need to follow when planting a gardenia?
Great question!

How do I successfully plant an avocado and mango tree?

We have great information on our site!

I thought I ordered young plants, but they turned out to be bare roots. Help!

I thought I ordered young plants, but they turned out to be bare roots. Help!
Expecting one thing and getting another is no fun!

Just planted Vanilla Strawberry- What kind of care does it need heading into winter?

Just planted Vanilla Strawberry- What kind of care does it need heading into winter?
I’m so glad you are adding a Vanilla Strawberry to your landscape!

My Blue Puffball Vitex hasn't grown or flowered since planting. What could be wrong?

My Blue Puffball Vitex hasn't grown or flowered since planting. What could be wrong?
Frustrating! I’ve had that happen with shrubs, too.

I want to use Vintage Jade Dystilium along foundation as a hedge. How should I space them?

I want to use Vintage Jade Dystilium along foundation as a hedge. How should I space them?
That will look very nice!

Does Midnight Magic have exfoliating bark?

Does Midnight Magic have exfoliating bark?
Yes, it does have exfoliating bark!

When is the best time to move Strawberry Sundae to a sunny spot?

When is the best time to move Strawberry Sundae to a sunny spot?
You can definitely transplant it this fall!

Is it normal for Amber Jubilee to lose their leaves this early in the fall?

Is it normal for Amber Jubilee to lose their leaves this early in the fall?
Usually, ninebarks hold their leaves well into fall.

When is the best time to plant Little Devil Shrubs?

When is the best time to plant Little Devil Shrubs?
September is a great month to plant!

When is the best time to plant a red maple tree?

When is the best time to plant a red maple tree?
September is a great month for planting trees!

When is the best time to transplant a dwarf crapemyrtle?

When is the best time to transplant a dwarf crapemyrtle?
It would be best to transplant them in the spring.

I have an Autumn Revolution that is now in mostly shade. I want to move it to a sunny spot, will it be successful?

It will definitely be happier in the sun!

When would be the best time to plant the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea?

When would be the best time to plant the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea?
Now is a great time! Get it in the ground and enjoy the flowers this summer.

I have hydrangeas that bloom very little, while others don’t bloom at all. What can I do?

I have hydrangeas that bloom very little, while others don’t bloom at all. What can I do?
That can be frustrating. But good news, I have some helpful information!

I DIDN’T ROUGH UP THE ROOTS BEFORE PLANTING. SHOULD I DIG UP THE ROOTS AND ROUGH THEM UP, OR LET IT BE?

I’ve done that from time to time! I get so excited about a new plant and I don’t do things the right way.

Can Hydrangeas survive in Sandy soil?

I'm wondering - how are the hydrangeas doing?

Are there any Hydrangeas that can take full sun?

This is a great question! Sun and shade symbols can be confusing.

What tips do you have for replacing the listeria tree in front of my house?

Japanese Maples are so pretty and will be a great addition to your garden!

Any tips on growing roses?

Any tips on growing roses?
Roses are such beautiful flowers and I’m glad you are trying it out!

How do I care for my plants in a hot climate?

How do I care for my plants in a hot climate?
Don’t be dismayed! We have some plants for you to try and suggestions on how to get them off to a great start and keep them alive.

How and when do I plant Pampas Grass?

Great question! Some ornamental grasses are a bit particular.

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 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!

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