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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!


Is it a good time to transplant my azalea into a pot?

Is it a good time to transplant my azalea into a pot?
Yes, this is a great time to move plants around!

Is Shining Sensation deciduous? I'm finding mixed information.

Is Shining Sensation deciduous? I'm finding mixed information.
I can understand your confusion.

Would Sweet Cherry Pie grow well in Los Angeles?

Would Sweet Cherry Pie grow well in Los Angeles?
You are in zone 10, an area that is too hot for growing Sweet Cherry Pie.

Can hydrangeas grow in southern Florida?

Can hydrangeas grow in southern Florida?
Great question!

Looking for plant recommendations for shade.

Looking for plant recommendations for shade.
We have a few options for your zone 10 garden.

Looking for shrub recommendations that can withstand the Florida sun.

Looking for shrub recommendations that can withstand the Florida sun.
There are a couple of shrubs you should look at planting.

Looking for a dwarf tree for my small yard. Would Centennial Blush Star Magnolia, crapemyrtle, or birch do well?

Looking for a dwarf tree for my small yard. Would Centennial Blush Star Magnolia, crapemyrtle, or birch do well?
You should definitely give them a try.

Would the Diamond Rouge Hydrangea do well in San Francisco?

Would the Diamond Rouge Hydrangea do well in San Francisco?
We have found they need cooler nights to trigger the change in flower color.

Can you help me prune my healthy growing shrubs to keep them neat and small?

I try to keep pruning at a minimum by planting the right size shrub in the right size place.

What can I put at the bottom of my large containers instead of soil?

This is a great question!

How do I prune my thyrallis?

I love sunny, yellow flowers!

Can hydrangeas survive in zone 10?

Can hydrangeas survive in zone 10?
Great question! If you are on the edge of zone 9, you can probably grow hydrangeas.

Is Sweet Tea Gardenia deer resistant?

Is Sweet Tea Gardenia deer resistant?
In general, gardenias are deer resistant.

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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