Building a Better Rose Garden

by Noelle Johnson

I’ve had a love affair with roses since I was a little girl, when I used to help my dad take care of the rosebushes in our Southern California front yard. Now that I have my own garden with more than 40 rosebushes, I’ve learned that adding a few ordinary amendments, as well as a couple of unexpected ones, to the soil will maximize roses’ health and blooms.

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