Sunday, 25 December, 2011 9:53 AM
Advanced™ Garden of Imagination Rose Parade® Float Features
NASA Shuttle Astronaut Rex Walheim and His Brother, Bayer Advanced
Rose Care Expert Lance Walheim
the float on ABC, NBC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, KTLA, etc.: Jan.
2, 2011 between 8:10 a.m. PST. and 8:20 a.m. PST.
credit: Bayer Advanced
Advanced(TM) Garden of Imagination Rose Parade(R) Float
Features NASA Shuttle Astronaut Rex Walheim and his brother,
Bayer Advanced Rose Care Expert Lance Walheim.
PARK, N.C. and PASADENA, Calif. -- The Bayer Advanced™
Garden of Imagination Rose Parade® float tells the story of
the Walheim brothers who grew up working in the family garden near
San Francisco and dreamt of what could be.
The Tournament of Roses' Just Imagine… theme inspired the
creation of the Bayer Advanced Garden of Imagination float. Rex
and Lance Walheim will ride on the float in the Rose Parade.
- Rex Walheim imagined
flying in space and achieved the ultimate dream of becoming a
NASA astronaut. He was mission specialist on three NASA shuttle
missions, including Atlantis (STS-135) — the final mission
of the U.S. shuttle program in July 2011. He's currently working
on NASA's new deep space exploration system that is scheduled
to take its first test flight in 2017.
- Lance Walheim imagined
working with flowers and plants. Now he's a horticulturist, owns
a 17-acre citrus ranch and is the Bayer Advanced Rose Care expert.
He's authored or co-authored more than 30 books, including the
best seller, Roses for Dummies. He provides gardening advice to
millions of people each year.
"A garden begins
with small flowers or seeds," said Lance Walheim. "The
thousands of flowers on the Bayer Advanced Garden of Imagination
float are symbolic of the ideas that grow in your imagination —
just like the ideas Rex and I had growing up."
"You really can
fulfill your dreams if you just imagine the possibilities,"
said Rex Walheim. "I was able to see the Earth from 250 miles
up in space on three different shuttle missions. That's a truly
The Bayer Advanced Garden
of Imagination float features:
- More than 20,000 roses
that symbolize ideas that grow inside each and every one of us.
We can imagine creating a beautiful flower garden in our own backyards,
or we can imagine reaching for the stars. Our ideas — and
our imagination — have no boundaries.
- A rocket contrail
that reaches 30 feet into the air. A rocket contrail is like a
vapor trail, only this one features thousands of beautiful roses.
The contrail symbolizes the idea that if we "just imagine,"
we can reach for the stars and achieve great things.
The world debut of the
2012 All-America Rose Selections Award Winner, Sunshine Daydream,
a beautiful yellow rose.
About Bayer Advanced™
Bayer Advanced is one
of the leading consumer lawn and garden brands in the United States.
Driven by innovative thinking and category-leading research, Bayer
Advanced provides innovative and effective solutions that help consumers
grow beautiful lawns and gardens and protect their landscapes from
pests, weeds and diseases. Always read and follow label directions
before using Bayer Advanced products. Visit BayerAdvanced.com for
more information and to view how-to videos, or call 1-877-BAYERAG.
Source: Bayer Advanced