ROLLING HILLS GARDEN CENTER

VILLAGE GALLERY FLORIST

THOUGHTS ON OCTOBER

“October is a fine and dangerous season in America. It is dry and cool and the land is wild with red and gold and crimson, and all the lassitudes of August have seeped out of your blood, and you are full of ambition. It is a wonderful time to begin anything at all. You go to college, and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful. The names of the subjects all seem to lay open the way to a new world. Your arms are full of new, clean notebooks, waiting to be filled. You pass the doors of the library, and the smell of thousands of well-kept books makes your head swim with a clean and subtle pleasure.”

― Thomas Merton



“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!”

― Rainbow Rowell 





“October is the treasure of the year,

And all the months pay bounty to her store…” Paul Laurence Dunbar,

“In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October, when the trees are bare to the mild heavens, and the red leaves bestrew the road, and you can feel the breath of winter, morning and evening—no days so calm, so tenderly solemn, and with such a reverent meekness in the air.” Alexander Smith

“October is a fallen leaf, but it is also the wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hill once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above that hill once again.”  Hal Borlan

“In October a maple-tree before your window lights up your room like a great lamp. Even on cloudy days its presence helps to dispel the gloom.” John Burroughs


“October is the month of painted leaves.

Their rich glow now flashes round the world.

As fruits and leaves and the day itself

acquire a bright tint just before they fall,

so the year near its setting.

October is its sunset sky;

November the later twilight.” Henry David Thoreau, 

OCTOBER IS

Bat Appreciation Month                                                           National Fire Prevention Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month                                          Pear and Pineapple Month

Halloween Safety Month                                                          International Walk to School Month

National Apple Month                                                               Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

National Book Month                                                                 Country Music Month

National Cookie                                                                            Family History Month


October is the first month of fall and a time of falling leaves, fluctuating temperatures, bright blue skies by day, and twinkling stars by night.  It is a time of wood smoke in the air and sweet smell of decay that portends the coming of winter.  The harvest is all but in or will be by the end of the month.  Football is in full swing, and basketball teams begin practice in anticipation of their coming season. October is one of those months to get outside and just enjoy being alive. For waiting for us at the end of the month is the spooky Halloween season and the first frosts and cold winds of the approaching winter.

THINGS TO DO IN THE OCTOBER GARDEN

1.  Plant now instead

 of waiting for spring.

2.  Stock up on fall offerings.

3.  Dig up and relocate plants

4.   Fine tune the colors of hydrangeas 

5. Plant for winter interest

6.Prune berry bushes 

7.  Cut back roses






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SPECIAL DAYS IN OCTOBER

1  World Smile Day 

2  Name Your Car Day

3  Techies' Day

4  Golf Day

5  World Teacher's Day

6  Mad Hatter's Day

7  Bald and Free Day

8  World Egg Day

9  Moldy Cheese Day

10 Angel Food Cake Day

11  It's My Party Day

12  Gumbo Day

13  Skeptics Day

14  Dessert Day

15  Bosses Day

16  Dictionary Day

17  Pasta Day

18  Meatloaf Appreciation Day

19  Evaluate Your Life Day

20  Brandied Fruit Day

21  Babbling Day

22  Nut Day

23  Mole Day

24  Bologna Day

25  Punk for a Day Day

26  Mincemeat  Day

27  Black Cat Day

28 Stuffed Animal Lovers' Day

29 Hermit Day 

30 Mischief Night

31  Halloween



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