Tom Carruth, is the current curator of the Huntington Rose Garden a job he is doing in his "retirement". Much of Tom's incredible rose work was done at Weeks Roses where he became the hybridizer of some of the world most beautiful rose. At the recent ARS National Convention, he took us on a bit of a time travel experience that started in 1953 with main players being Herb Swim and Rosa Soulieana, takes us through many twists and turns and lands us in the middle of the fragrant and incredibly beautiful Julia Child rose. Don't miss this special edition of Rose Chat … we sure wouldn't want you to miss all the wit, charm and incredible talent of Tom Carruth.

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