Western Mountains and High Plains

August, 2006
Regional Report

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American Society for Horticultural Science
If you're thinking about turning your gardening hobby into a career, check out the career options in the field of horticulture at the American Society for Horticultural Science Web site. You'll read about some prominent folks who have made this profession what it is today.

Clever Gardening Technique

Epsom Salts for Roses
Do your roses have tired roots? Are your plants lacking in vigor and blooms? In the spring, sprinkle a couple tablespoons of Epsom salts around the base of each rose bush. Lightly cultivate into the soil and water in. Magnesium sulfate helps buffer accumulated salts that lock up nutrients, plus it induces basal shoots to grow from the bud union.

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