Our sweet grandmother noted for helping “grow” the Huntsville Botanical Gardens

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http://blog.al.com/living-times/2010/09/rosa_belle_van_valkenburgh_sti.html

Rosa Belle Van Valkenburgh, almost 90, still drives, still plays bridge, still does her scrapbooks, still sings in the choir at First Methodist Church. But gardening and planting are her enduring interests. She was among 14 people who attended the first meeting of the Huntsville Botanical Garden in 1979. This weekend, she’ll be among the volunteers at the garden’s day lilly sale. Mike Marshall, The Huntsville Times http://connect.al.com/user/mmarshall/index.html Rosa Belle Van Valkenburgh, almost 90, still drives, still plays bridge, still does her scrapbooks, still sings in the choir at First Methodist Church. But gardening and planting are her enduring interests. She was among 14 people who attended the first meeting of the Huntsville Botanical Garden in 1979. This weekend, she’ll be among the volunteers at the garden’s day lilly sale.

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