American Rose Society
Founded more than 100 years ago, the American Rose Society is the oldest single plant horticultural society in America. We are the authority on roses. We provid
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"A Book About Roses" by Dean Hole, 1870. We are lucky to have a copy of this book in the library at the Gardens of the American Rose Center. American Rose Society members have had the honor of receiving the Dean Hole Medal — considered to be the highest award in the rose world.
Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. (I’ve always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge – works beautifully.) When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil.
Know your soil - do a Mason Jar Soil Test. I did this years ago when I first started gardening. I ended up adding sand to my garden spot. I have had poor soil conditions for the last 10 years or so and have added organic material and composted material to improve my soil condition. The mason jar test is a great place to start.