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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!


We purchased our LIttle Devil Ninebark in September and planted at that time. Now it's losing it's leaves. What do we do?

We purchased our LIttle Devil Ninebark in September and planted at that time. Now it's losing it's leaves. What do we do?
Great question.

Should I cut my hydrangeas down for winter?

Should I cut my hydrangeas down for winter?
Wait until early spring to prune your hydrangeas.

I have 2 vanilla strawberry hydrangeas and the leaves are turning brown. What do I do? How do I prepare them for winter?

I have 2 vanilla strawberry hydrangeas and the leaves are turning brown. What do I do? How do I prepare them for winter?
Are you adequately watering them?

Does my Campfire Rose shrub need to be covered in the winter?

Does my Campfire Rose shrub need to be covered in the winter?
Great question.

What type of shrub should I pair with my Amur Chokecherry tree?

What type of shrub should I pair with my Amur Chokecherry tree?
Ninebark would be a good colorful shrub combined with the chokecherry.

Why is my week old fireside shrub wilting?

Why is my week old fireside shrub wilting?
It sounds like it is suffering from shock. Here's what's happened...

What's the best fertilizer for my lilac?

What's the best fertilizer for my lilac?
Great question!

What is the white film on my Little Devil?

What is the white film on my Little Devil?
The white film is probably mildew.

How can I revive my Little Devil Ninebark?

How can I revive my Little Devil Ninebark?
Good question!

Help! My POLAR JOY doesn't have leaves and it's not blooming.

Help! My POLAR JOY doesn't have leaves and it's not blooming.
Oh dear, that isn’t a good sign.

How do I cut the suckers from my Tiger Eyes?

How do I cut the suckers from my Tiger Eyes?
Good question!

Is it possible that my Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea Tree is a slow budder?

Good question!

Can I leave Above and Beyond in a container during the winter in zone 3?

Can I leave Above and Beyond in a container during the winter in zone 3?
Well, I wouldn’t recommend it.

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!

What should I do to winterize my Campfire Rose for Zone 3?

Great question!

When is a good time to plant in Wisconsin?

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

Can you tell me why my Campfire Rose bush has yellow leaves?

Can you tell me why my Campfire Rose bush has yellow leaves?
Yellow leaves with newly planted shrubs are generally a sign of stress, but there's still hope!

Will Diamond Rouge do well in afternoon heat in zone 3?

Will Diamond Rouge do well in afternoon heat in zone 3?
Great question! And, hard to answer.

Is Technito Arborvitae deer resistant?

Is Technito Arborvitae deer resistant?
Bad news!

When is the best time to transplant Campfire Rose bushes?

When is the best time to transplant Campfire Rose bushes?
I'm so glad you've decided to add roses to your garden!

Looking for tree and shrub suggestions for a wet area in zone 3.

Looking for tree and shrub suggestions for a wet area in zone 3.
Hopefully, this area just has wet soil from time to time rather than standing water.

Is it possible to get rid of creeping Charlie organically?

I have a friend who had a garden full of invasive plants that he couldn’t get rid of - so frustrating!

I'm confused by Technito Arborvitae - there are different sizes listed.

I'm confused by Technito Arborvitae - there are different sizes listed.
I understand your confusion!

Does Little Devil need to be protected during the winter?

Does Little Devil need to be protected during the winter?
Snow is a great insulator.

How do I prepare my Above and Beyond Rose for winter?

How do I prepare my Above and Beyond Rose for winter?
I suppose it is time to start prepping for the colder months!

My Miss Kim Lilacs are over 8 feet tall. Can they be pruned down to 4 feet without killing them?

Miss Kim Lilacs are supposed to mature to 6-7’. You must be giving yours lots of love!

Is Little Devil Ninebark Deer Resistant?

Is Little Devil Ninebark Deer Resistant?
That's a really good question. In some areas of the country, ninebarks are deer resistant.

What do you suggest for a Rose Garden?

What do you suggest for a Rose Garden?
I’m so glad you asked this question! It is important to start with your hardiness zone to ensure a thriving rose garden.

How much should I prune Amber Jubilee?

Thanks, Lynn, for your question! Knowing how much to prune – if at all – depends on how much space you have.

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.

How do I prune my Hydrangea (Paniculata)?

Such a bummer to hear your hydrangea isn't blooming like you hoped. Lucky for you, we've created a video to give you the care advice you need to get those blooms back.

Will the New Diamond Rouge Hydrangea Thrive in my area?

Will the New Diamond Rouge Hydrangea Thrive in my area?
Thank you Karen, for your question about the Diamond Rouge Hydrangea.

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