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"Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers." – Byron Caldwell Smith

"Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever." – Charles Lamb
“The sun was warm but the wind was chill / You know how it is with an April day / When the sun is out and the wind is still / You’re one month on in the middle of May.” – Robert Frost
“Some people can’t be fooled on April Fool’s Day because they were fooled too many times during their entire lifetime.” – Akash B Chandran



March' is a sharp word, brusque and bracing, like its month. 'January', "February'; they meander like rivers; 'April' is like the sound of raindrops on the windowpane; but 'March' is a gust of wind flinging grit.”
― Adrian Bell,
“Fancy – day after day of summer sunshine, in April. The house grows dusty and neglected because we spend so much time outdoors.”
― Kathleen Jamie, 
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. April is a promise that May is bound to keep, and we know it.
– Hal Borland
There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye. There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.
– William Cullen Bryant


What's New with US

The biggest new is that we are turning 30:

SAVE THE DATE - Saturday April 13th -

We are celebrating our 30th anniversary in business and have a huge day planned and would love for you to stop by and help make another memorable day! We’re having Turnin Pies Pizza Food Truck , Joyful Twist Pretzels , and Twins Meat Market with chocolate covered strawberries and candied apples. We’ll have sale items, giveaways and extended hours from 8am-5pm so stop in and reminisce with us about memories over the past 30 years and let’s continue to partner together and make the next 30 just as memorable!




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April 1  April Fool's Day
April 2  Autism Awareness Day
April 3  Find a Rainbow Day
April 4  Burrito Day
April 5  Dandelion Day
April 6  Student-Athlete Day
April 7 World Health Day
April 8 Total Solar Eclipse
April 9 Library Workers' Day
April 10 Hug Your Dog Day
April 11 Pet Day
April 12 Day of Silence
April 13 Peach Cobbler Day
April 14 Gardening Day
April 15 Tax Day
April 16  Librarian's Day
April 17  Cheese Ball Day
April 18  Animal Crackers Day
April 19  Garlic Day
April 20 Look-Alike Day
April 21  Kindergarten Day
April  22 Earth Day
April  23 Picnic Day
April 24  Stop Food Waste Day
April 25  Telephone Day
April 26  Audubon Day
April  27  Tell a Story Day
April  28  Superhero Day
April  29  Dance Day
April  30  Honesty Day


April is prom season.  Be sure to order early for that special event in your teenager's life.  Or encourage them to come in for themselves and see all we have to offer.  Remember ORDER EARLY


  Garden and Lawn tips for April NC Cooperative Extension website. 


The complete article written by Jessica Strickland of the Wayne County Extension can be found here:


  • Mow your turf at the correct height. Bermuda at 1 to 1.5 inches, St. Augustine at 2 to 3 inches, centipede at 1 to 1.5 inches, and zoysia at 1 to 2 inches.

  • This is the month to begin fertilizing bermudagrass and zoysia lawns. Apply nitrogen at a rate of one pound per 1,000 sq. ft. This equals 6 lbs. of 16-4-8 per 1,000 sq. ft.

  • Wait until next month to fertilize centipede and St. Augustine lawns.

  • Water and fertilize carefully — applying too much water and fertilizer encourages large patch, a destructive fungal disease of lawns.

  • If you have not soil tested in the past two years, do so this month before fertilizing to see if additional nutrients or lime are needed. Soil tests are free from April 1 to December 1.

Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers

  • Prune spring-flowering plants, such as forsythia, azalea, and spirea immediately after flowering. If you wait until summer or fall to prune, you will remove next season’s flowers.

  • If your annuals are flowering vigorously when you plant them, remove at least half of the flowers to give the plants a good start on root, leaf, and flower growth.

  • Newly planted trees require regular watering through their first summer. Apply 2-3 gallons per inch of trunk diameter to the root ball at least once a week if it does not rain.

  • Newly planted flowers will benefit from liquid fertilization the first few weeks, in addition to slow-release fertilizer applied at planting time.

  • House plants can be gradually brought outdoors by the middle to end of the month, and any overcrowded plants can be divided and repotted.

Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs

  • Prepare garden beds before planting. Till in compost and fertilizer. Add lime ONLY if recommended by soil test reports.

  • Set out young pepper and tomato plants in mid-to-late April. Wait a few more weeks before setting out cold-sensitive eggplant and basil plants.

  • Keep an eye out for Colorado potato beetle larvae on potato leaves.

  • Direct sow seeds of green beans, limas, field peas, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, winter squash, and sweet corn.

  • Harvest garden peas, sugar snaps, and snow peas every few days.

  • Thin fruit on apple, peach, and pear trees to increase fruit size, prevent limb breakage and reduce insect/disease problems. Fruit should be thinned when they are about the size of a nickel.



The Old Farmer's Almanac online.

The Old Farmer's Almanac online has a vast website full of information you should check out, but before you do be sure have plenty of time with no pressing jobs to be done.  Listed below are some pages from their website of interest for April gardeners.

Look for other suggested pages to check out on The Old Farmer's Almanac in the months to come if you don't have the time to visit the whole website.

Rolling Hills Garden Center

336 599-0385​

Visit us at 400 S. Madison Blvd, Roxboro, NC FACEBOOK and

Village Gallery Florist


336 597-5300

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