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Tom Carruth
Rose Hybridizer, Curator of the Rose Collection
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"I've been a rose nut since I was a kid. So I told my father, when I was 5, that I wanted to work with flowers. Scared the hell out of him." Even though his passion for roses wasn't well recieved at home, today Tom Carruth is a renowned rose hybridizer who created many of the best-selling and award winning rose varieties ever grown. "You are not going to get rich. It's not something that is going to make you wealthy but it's going to make your mind wealthy. Because if you have the passion for the plants that's your reward."