This is Rosenut's daughter

karl_bapst_rosenut(5a, NW Indiana)February 1, 2014

I have seen all the beautiful things that you have said about my dad. He was an amazing man and will be missed terribly! He had such a way with roses and he amazed me. Watching him scoot around and work on his roses with only his right arm, I could never imagine, but day in and day out he worked so hard to keep his garden beautiful. And he always did. His passing was so shocking. I know he would be so honored in all of the comments about him. Thank you from the bottom of my family's heart! He will be missed more than imaginable.
"Rosenut's" daughter
Luci Whitehead

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ken-n.ga.mts(7a/7b)

Thank you for stopping by. Yes, you're dad will be missed by a bunch of folks across the nation. He was such a big help to so many folks that had any questions about their roses. Especially new rose growers. He made his "mark" in the world of roses.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 5:33PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Karl was a good man and I enjoyed our emails to one another! Karl also gave me some great advice over the years...
Yes Karl will be missed!

Take care of yourself Luci!

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 5:35PM
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Maryl zone 7a

He will be missed but not forgotten. He did a "kindness" to me many years ago, and that commodity, no matter how small a deed, can be in short supply. The garden in Paradise just got another wonderful caretaker..... My sympathy to you and your family.....Maryl

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 7:02PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Thank you, Luci, for the nice post. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a great rosarian and will be missed by all of the many rose growers he helped through the years, including myself.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 7:18PM
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opheliathornvt zone 5

It was such a comfort to me when my Dad passed to hear how much he had meant to others, and it must be to you, too. I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 9:33AM
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erasmus_gw

Luci, I am sorry for your loss. Karl once sent me a rose which is still in my garden. I do remember him every year when I see it blooming. My best wishes to you,
Linda

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 11:21AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Luci, your dad was a remarkable presence on this rose forum.

Our sympathies on your loss.

Kate

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 6:32PM
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dove_song(WA State Z6b)

Luci, I too lost my my dad so I know how PAINFUL it must be for you and your family to lose Karl. :( Yes, as Maryl said, "The garden in Paradise just got another wonderful caretaker. :) One of the things I that I really LOVED about your dad was his delightful sense of humor. We had a good laugh together about the rose 'HAPPY BUTT', and he was going to try to send me one. The story about 'HAPPY BUTT' is that the breeder, BILL CARLSON, named this rose for his boss GLADYS. I believe your dad is probably laughing and joking in paradise right now with the other gardeners and everyone near him. :)

Here is a link that might be useful: HAPPY BUTT on the HelpMeFind website

This post was edited by dove_song on Sun, Feb 2, 14 at 19:42

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 6:45PM
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floridarosez9

Luci, I also have a rose in my garden your father sent me. I think of him every time I look at it. He was a wonderful person. I have severe arthritis and sometimes struggle to garden, but I always think if Karl could do it, I should be able to. He was an inspiration to me.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 9:12AM
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harryshoe zone6 eastern Pennsylvania

Luci,

I am glad you have shared in the affection everyone here had for your Dad. He was a true rose lover. He loved his and he showed love for ours by offering help whenever he could. When I first joined this Forum, he was the one who inspired me to keep going when I got frustrated. He led by example.

He will be dearly missed.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 11:32AM
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roseberri, z6(6)

Luci,,
I just saw by this post about your father, and am so sorry to hear he's gone! He gave me a lot of good information and was so kind and helpful! As everyone has said, he will be missed! He was special!
roseberri

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 12:54PM
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Campanula UK Z8

yep, his kindness and benign influence was international - sympathies flying across the Atlantic from the UK.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 6:46PM
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petaloid(SoCal 10a/24)

Luci, all my best to you during this difficult time. Karl was one-of-a-kind, and even though he's on the other side of the veil now, the memories stay with us here.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 8:26PM
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onewheeler(Z5 N.S.)

Luci your dad will be missed by many. He truly was an inspiration to many of us. His love of the roses was evident. I am so sorry for your loss, he was a good man.

Valerie

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 2:34PM
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mori1(5b/6a)

Luci, your dad was a god sent after my disastrous first year growing roses. So sorry for your loss.

Mori

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 6:54PM
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thedogsLL(6B)

Luci, your dad was so understanding and patient with newbie insecurity and wonderfully helpful with the silliest of questions. I am so sorry for your loss.

LynnT

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 7:11PM
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