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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!


Which small plants provide color and interest all year-round?

Which small plants provide color and interest all year-round?
Great question!

Can you give me some planting tips for Trumpet Vine in Zone 5?

I’m glad I’m not the only one who goes plant shopping in October!

Do I need to trim my Summer Cascade Wisteria for the winter in Zone 4?

Great question!

Can you give me some pruning and caring tips for Wisteria?

Can you give me some pruning and caring tips for Wisteria?
Great question!

How do I prepare wisteria for winter?

How do I prepare wisteria for winter?
It's a great time to start planning!

Why doesn't my Autumn Revolution Bittersweet have any flowers?

Why doesn't my Autumn Revolution Bittersweet have any flowers?
Well, that's a bummer!

Are the berries on Autumn Revolution Bittersweet edible?

Are the berries on Autumn Revolution Bittersweet edible?
It depends.

How large do Summer Cascade's roots get?

How large do Summer Cascade's roots get?
The roots and the trunk will get some size on them.

Any fertilizer suggestions for my clematis that isn't flowering?

I have to admit, I'm new to clematis!

Do you have any fragrant plant recommendations for Washington?

Do you have any fragrant plant recommendations for Washington?
This is a great time to start planting!

My Atomic Red isn't showing any signs of life. Are they late starters?

My Atomic Red isn't showing any signs of life. Are they late starters?
I don’t know about your area, but spring has had a hard time coming along in my neighborhood!

I planted Autumn Revolution Bittersweet in June, it's healthy, but hasn't produced berries- help!

I planted Autumn Revolution Bittersweet in June, it's healthy, but hasn't produced berries- help!
I wonder if it bloomed earlier this spring.

Should I cut back my Summer Cascade wisteria?

Should I cut back my Summer Cascade wisteria?
Knowing the type of wisteria helps with knowing when to prune and how often.

Should I be seeing berries on my American Revolution Bittersweet by now?

Did it bloom this spring?

How do you prune and train bittersweet for the best results?

How do you prune and train bittersweet for the best results?
I'm glad to hear you are looking out for your bittersweet!

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!

Are the fruit on Autumn Revolution edible?

Are the fruit on Autumn Revolution edible?
That depends!

My Autumn Revolution Bittersweet looks more like a vine than a bush- where is the best place to plant it?

My Autumn Revolution Bittersweet looks more like a vine than a bush- where is the best place to plant it?
This plant is actually a vine that produces fruit. Although it looks good, it is not edible!

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!

Will Above and Beyond do well in part shade?

Will Above and Beyond do well in part shade?
Definitely, it will be best in full sun. In the spot you have in mind, it probably won’t have as many flowers.

I WOULD LIKE TO TRAIN MY SUMMER CASCADE WISTERIA INTO A TREE. CAN IT BE DONE?

I WOULD LIKE TO TRAIN MY SUMMER CASCADE WISTERIA INTO A TREE. CAN IT BE DONE?
Thanks for the question! With time, wisteria will eventually grow a large trunk.

What can I do to make my clematis Bloom?

Finally, I have one that the rabbits haven’t found and it is growing and flowering!

WHAT CAN I PLANT IN A ROCKY, SLOPING AREA TO HOLD THE GROUND & KEEP WEEDS AT BAY?

WHAT CAN I PLANT IN A ROCKY, SLOPING AREA TO HOLD THE GROUND & KEEP WEEDS AT BAY?
This sounds like a tough site!

Why isn't my Autumn Revolution producing orange berries?

I’m really stumped on this one! Bittersweet is usually such an easy plant to grow.

How do I get my Wisteria plant to bloom?

How do I get my Wisteria plant to bloom?
This is a great question! I hate it when a plant doesn’t flower like I think it should.

What birds and insects will be attracted to my Atomic Red?

What birds and insects will be attracted to my Atomic Red?
I’m so glad you have planted an Atomic Red Trumpet Vine!

What can I dress up my fence?

There are some great plant options to beautify your fence, and provide privacy.

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