Tuesday, September 11, 2012


 This is the rose garden at the home of Thomas and Carol O'Neill, on Long Island, that  was dedicated as a memorial to those who died on Sept. 11, 2001 - specifically those who perished at the offices of Sandler, O'Neill & Partners, LLP on the 104th floor of Two World Trade Center.  This beautiful garden is planted with David Austin Roses.  At one end of the garden, in between the two rose beds is a tablet with this poem:

I give you this one thought to keep.
I am with you still, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the Diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle Autumn rain.
When you waken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet bird in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone.
I am with you still, in each new dawn.

We have always given roses to show sympathy and share the grief of our loved ones.  In our darkest hours, the rose extends her beauty and provides comfort and solace to us.  Always there, always comforting, always reassuring, always a symbol of life, liberty and freedom - our National Floral Emblem.  Let us continue to give roses and plant roses in the spirit of freedom. 

Roses are easy plants to grow contrary to popular belief. Why do you think Roses have been around for millions of years?  All they need are food, water and sunlight.  Just like you and me.
Here at Rose Gardening World, we’ll educate you about the Rose - our National Floral Emblem and the state flower of several states.  Welcome to the World of Rose Gardening or Rose Gardening World where Rose Gardening Tips, Rose Growing Advice, Planting a Rose Garden, Rose Descriptions, Where to Buy Roses, Where to see Rose Gardens, Rose Culture, Rose History, Rose Events, Rose Verses are all here in one place.  

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