Question WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PLANT CREEPING PHLOX? Answer Creeping phlox is a tough plant! You can plant it either spring or fall. If you plant it now, you will be able to enjoy it early spring when it flowers. Tags: CareDesignFAQProjects Related Questions How do I dead head your roses? We just planted 3 of them. Thank you. I planted 5 hydrangeas and two have green wood beneath the soil, two have each one green leaf sprout. My fifth shows no sign of life! I did not cut wood down as they are only 12 inches as these were new plants – I do not see anything happening on the old wood. The buds are hard and dark brown (look dead) – they get morning sun until about 1 pm then are in the shade for the rest of the day – soil is moist but not wet and I’ve added fertilizer—is this normal for June? What else can I do to make them thrive? Purchased First Editions Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea tree almost 2 weeks ago. Planted it on the ground, full sun (morning)area. Now, the bottom leaves are turning yellow. I make sure that soil doesn’t get dry. What to do? I planted my Endless Summer Hydrangea about 2 weeks ago and it did really well for the first week and now it’s becoming less and less healthy. When I planted the hydrangea the tag said it would tolerate full or partial sun, so I planted it an area that receives full sun for about 10 hours a day. I also put a small amount of the fertilizer into the hole. I have watered it well daily since i planted it. The leaves and blooms are turning purplish and then brown and dry. I trimmed the dead leaves and blooms off very carefully and it’s continuously declining. I’m thinking I should transplant it to an area with more shade and am wondering if this would be ok to do if it’s done at a time of day that is not sunny and hot.