Rolling Hills Garden Center and Village Gallery Florist are located at 400 S. Madison Blvd in Roxboro, NC

Rolling Hills 336 599-0385 ​

 Village Gallery 336 597-5300

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Bless and Thank you all who serve and protect each day.

“We spend January 1 walking through our lives.

room by room,

drawing up a list of work to be done,

cracks to be patched.

Maybe this year, to balance the list,

we ought to walk through the room of our lives,

not looking for flaws,

but for potential.

– Ellen Goodman

I think in term's of the day's resolutions, not the year's.

--Henry Moore

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.

Oscar Wilde

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let each new year find you a 'better man'.

Benjamin Franklin

WELCOME 2020     

Not only does a new year begin but also a new decade.   This month is a good time to stop and take a look not only at the coming year, but also at the coming new decade.  It is like looking at the garden and deciding where to plant the trees and shrubs that will be much larger 10 years from now.  A garden works best just like life when there is a plan in place.  This is the month not just to dream about the spring garden over seed catalogs, but to take out paper and pencil and draw a plan for that garden.  Take the time to do the same for your life.


Since much of the work outside for the month of January so closely parallels December's, the focus this month is on 


Pictured above are the prayer plant, the rabbit's foot fern, the bromeliad, and the Chinese evergreen.

In addition to the aesthetic value of plants in your home for your mental and emotional well-being, many houseplants add to your physical well-being as well.  One of the ways in which they do this is to help purify the air inside.  Here is a list of the best plants to increase the quality of the air in your home:
  • Snake plant or Mother's-in-Law's Tongue require very little care and can clean the air, removing toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene. In short, they are the perfect houseplants.
  • Pothos is another very easy to care for plant.  While the Snake plant is upright and narrow, the pothos likes to vine around.  They are also high on the list of plants that can help purify indoor air of chemicals such as formaldehyde, trichloroethene, toluene, xylene, and benzene.
  • Dracaena is one of the most effective houseplants in air purification. It helps remove formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene and carbon dioxide.  There are many different types and sizes of plants in the Dracaena family as well.
  • ZZ Plant  also is an air purifier and  specifically adept at removing copious amounts of toxins such as xylene, toluene, and benzene from the air.  It is slow growing, low-light, and drought tolerant.  No wonder it is one of the most popular of houseplants.
  • Spider plant is one of the easiest indoor plants to maintain. It produces oxygen while purifying the air in your home and office by absorbing carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and xylene. Additionally, Spider Plants are non-toxic and are in fact edible, making them safe for pets and young children. NOTE: All previous plants mentioned have varying level of toxicity and great caution should be used with pets and children coming in contact with them.
  • Rubber tree plant  are grown as easy-care houseplants, they also improve indoor air quality.  Their large leaves can absorb airborne chemicals and break them down.  They absorb exhaled carbon dioxide and change it to oxygen.
  • Bird's nest fern thrive in indirect light and a humid environment. Ferns have been shown to filter formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. Like the spider plant, they are safe around pets and children.
  • Peace lilies are particularly effective at removing Benzene from indoor air, which can be naturally given off by gasoline, paint, rubber, tobacco smoke, detergent, and a variety of synthetic fibers. Another is Trichloroethylene, which can be found in paint, lacquer, glue, and varnish. In other words, it’s commonly given off by furniture.  But they are highly toxic to both dogs and cats.
  • Philodendron is particularly effective at helping the clean the air we breathe. To take advantage of its air purification qualities for a healthier home environment, place philodendron plants in every 100 square feet of living space and let it do what it does naturally. In addition, they are very low maintenance.  While great as a houseplant, they are highly toxic to pets.
  • Aloe Vera as well as being good to apply to burns, helps clean the inside air of benzene.  For all its benefits, aloe vera is toxic to animals.