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!


New Variety: Diamond Rouge Hydrangea Hardiness

New Variety: Diamond Rouge Hydrangea Hardiness
Thank you Karen from Lawrence, Kansas, for your question about the Diamond Rouge Hydrangea.

Pairing Plants with Cinnamon Girl Distylium

Pairing Plants with Cinnamon Girl Distylium
You are so lucky to live in a part of the country where it is a warmer zone and Cinnamon Girl Distylium thrives.

Planting Dogwood Shrubs

Planting Dogwood Shrubs
Planting a Dogwood in your yard is a great idea!

Pruning 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.

Deer Resistant Shrubs: Sweet Tea Gardenia

Deer Resistant Shrubs: Sweet Tea Gardenia
Wondering if Sweet Tea Gardenia shrubs are deer resistant?

Pruning for Shape: Vintage Jade

Pruning for Shape: Vintage Jade
Thanks for your question, Judy! I’m envious that you live in an area where you can plant distylium!

Pruning Amber Jubilee

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

Adding a Pop of Color with First Editions

Adding a Pop of Color with First Editions
Thanks for your question, Alice! I think adding a pop of color to your landscape bed is a great idea.

Plants for Shady Areas

Plants for Shady Areas
This is a question I get a lot: knowing how to best landscape the shady areas of your yard.

Pruning Red Star Hypericum

Pruning Red Star Hypericum
Here's a shout out to Bill in Washington who asked about pruning Red Star Hypericum.

How to Winterize Plants, Trees & Shrubs

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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