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.

Can Hydrangeas survive in Sandy soil?

I'm wondering - how are the hydrangeas doing?

Do First Editions Plants need a lot of sun and water?

Thanks for writing! Actually, there are dozens of First Editions’ plants – trees, shrubs, vines, roses, fruits, perennials.

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!

My ninebark is mildew resistant, but I'm noticing some on my plant. What do I do?

Although plants may be resistant to something, outbreaks can still happen.

How do I keep my roses healthy & insect free?

How do I keep my roses healthy & insect free?
Did you know insects are less likely to go after healthy plants?

Why aren't my plants coming back this Spring?

It can be hard after winter waiting to see what will leaf out and what doesn’t, and with a new plant, it can be iffy.

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.

I'm moving - How do I transplant my plants to my new house?

This is a great question! It would be best to dig them up now while the weather is still mild.

Why are the berries drying up on my Pumpkin Hypericum?

Why are the berries drying up on my Pumpkin Hypericum?
Such a bummer to hear your berries dried up!

I spotted yellow leaves on my plant, what does it mean?

There are a couple of things that may be the cause your plant's new look.

How do I fix the drainage problem in my garden?

Drainage problems are something so many of us have to tackle. Luckily, there are several options.

How do I grow blueberries in containers?

Blueberries fresh from the garden sounds delicious!

How can I help my gardenia thrive?

How can I help my gardenia thrive?
A few things to think about if your plant isn't thriving.

How much should I water my shrubs?

How much should I water my shrubs?
Young root systems can easily dry out while they are just getting established, so pay close attention!

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