Saturday, October 17, 2009
Tallest rose bush-world record set by Robert
MORRISTOWN, NJ, USA -- Robert Bendel, 73,
have grown a red rose brush measuring about 18 feet 6 inches-
setting the new world record for the tallest
self-supported rose bush.
"My philosophy is that Mother Nature will take care
of things," said Bendel, a Jefferson native who moved to Morristown
53 years ago after marrying his wife, Marilyn. Photo by
Bob Karp / Daily Records (enlarge
"I don't give them anything special. I
don't use any fertilizer." No pesticides, either. "I just
planted it there and it kept growing and growing and growing."
A representative of Great Swamp Greenhouses
- where Bendel bought the bush 15 years ago - was on hand
to certify the height of Bendel's rose bush.
The previous Guinness world record for the tallest
self-supported rose bush was held by a San Diego family
whose rose bush measures 13 feet 3 inches tall.
Related world records:
dog-world record set by Boomer
pumpkin-world record set by Christy Harp
gooseberry-world record set by Bryan Nellist
Cactus-world record set by SDM College of Dental Sciences
rutabaga-world record set by Scott Robb
cabbage-world record set by Steve Hubacek
Dog-world record set by Max the terrier
Largemouth Bass-world record caught by Manabu Kurita
Cucumber-world record set by Yitzhak Yazdanpana
October 17, 2009