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"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." - John Lubbock

"In the summer, the days were long, stretching into each other. Out of school, everything was on pause and yet happening at the same time, this collection of weeks when anything was possible." – Sarah Dessen

"The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful and virtuous." - Frederick Douglass

"The essence of America, that which really unites us, is not ethnicity or nationality or religion. It is an idea, and what an idea it is—that you can come from humble circumstances and do great things." - Condoleezza Rice

“I am red and white and blue, these are the colors that ring true, to all I am and, feel and love and do, I stand proud and brave and tall, I want justice for us all, so color me America, red, white and blue”- Dolly Parton


July 1 National Postal Worker Day
July 2 National Wildland Fire Fighter Day
July 3 National Eat Your Beans Day
July 4 Independence Day
July 5 National Graham Cracker Day
July 6 National Fried Chicken Day
July 7 National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day
July 8 National Freezer Pop Day
July 9 National Dimples Day
July 10 National Kitten Day
July 11 National Blueberry Muffin Day
July 12 National Pecan Pie Day
July 13 National Beans 'n Franks Day
July 14 National Tape Measure Day
July 15 Give Something Away Day
July16 National Corn Fritters Day

July 17 National Tattoo Day
July 18 National Sour Candy Day
July 19 National Ice Cream Day
July 20 National Lollipop Day
July 21 National Junk Food Day
July 22 National Hammock Day
July 23 National Day of the Cowboy
July 24 National Cousins Day
July 25 National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
July 26 National All or Nothing Day
July 27 Take Your Houseplant for a Walk  Day
July 28 National Soccer Day
July 29 National Chicken Wing Day
July 30 National Cheese Cake Day
July 31 National Mutt Day


We’re re interested in learning more about what YOU would like from Rolling Hills Garden Center and The Village Gallery Florist and Gift Shoppe- new lines of merchandise, extended hours, etc.?

We’d love YOUR feedback to help us enhance your experience here.

Please share your feedback either via email,Facebook, contact form on Contact Us page, or when you visit in person.

Thanks in advance for all the wonderful ideas and suggestions!


July in the Lawn and Garden 

Although July is one of the hottest months, there are still things that need your attention in the garden and lawn.  Just remember not to become overheated as you tend to these chores.  Early morning is best for you and your plants.


  • Continue side-dressing your garden vegetables.

  • July is the month we recommend giving landscape plants a second (last) feeding of fertilizer


  • Plants of brussel sprouts and collards can be set out in mid-July.

  • You can begin your fall vegetable garden this month. Plant beans, carrots,brussels sprouts, and tomatoes in July.

  • Start broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower plants in peat pots to transplant into the vegetable garden in mid-August


  • Prune off dieback limbs on hybrid rhododendron, azalea, mountain laurel, and blueberry.

  • Trim hedges as needed.

  • Remove faded flowers on flowering perennials to encourage a second flowering.

  • Pinch your chrysanthemums the first week only!

  • Do NOT prune spring-flowering shrubs now.

  • Prune raspberry and blackberry canes at ground level when harvesting is done.


  • Spray the following landscape shrubs for the following insect pests: arborvitae (bagworms), azalea and pyracantha (lace bug).

  • Spray for Japanese beetles as needed.

  • Spray the following vegetables if insects are observed: cucumber (cucumber beetle), squash (aphids), tomato and eggplant (flea beetle).

  • Spray woody weeds like poison ivy, honeysuckle, and kudzu with a recommended herbicide.

Lawn Care

  • Remember to change direction when moving your lawn. Travel north to south on one mowing and east to west on the next cutting.

  • Maintain 3″ mowing height on fescue.


  • This month is still a great time to take semi-hardwood cuttings of azaleas, holly, rhododendron and many other shrubs.

  • July is an ideal time to divide and transplant your iris and daylilies.

Specific Chores

  • July is a good month to see if and where your home can use some additional shade trees.

  • Blossom-end rot may be seen on tomatoes this month. Two factors – too little water and too little lime /calcium the soil – may be the reason.

  • In dry weather, both your vegetable garden and landscape plants will benefit from a good soaking watering. Slow watering will penetrate the root zone better. Apply 1″ of water early in the day.

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