National Eggnog Month
National Fruitcake Month
National Cookie Day
National Pie Day.
December is a special month and full of special days. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year for us in the northern hemisphere, but it is also the day the light begins to return to us.  Christmas is just around the corner, and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa add to making December the most festive months of the year.  It is the time of the year for families to gather and celebrate all that binds them together.  It is a time when the light begins to return to our part of the world even in the cold dark days of winter.

In the garden, it is the last chance to gather leaves for mulching, composting or digging into the soil.    
Before the ground really freezes hard you still plant shrubs and trees and try to get in a few late bulbs.
It is also the time to clean out the bird feeders and make sure they are ready for feathered friends in the cold months ahead.

But more than the garden, more than flowers, more than the seeds, this time of year is about a different kind of planting.  It is the time we plant seeds of hope, love, peace, and goodwill to all men.  It is a time when we put all differences aside and just for a few weeks at least live as the Master Gardener intends for us to live.  And we should not just plant those seeds but tend them daily with all of our love and care so that they may strong and healthy.

The family of Rolling Hills and the Village Gallery wish all of our customers, friends, and everyone the most Merry of Christmases and most joyful and prosperous in mind, body, and spirit of New Years.


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