ROLLING HILLS GARDEN CENTER
VILLAGE GALLERY FLORIST & GIFT SHOPPE
WRITERS SPEAK OF MARCH
“March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice.”
― Hal Borland
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty.”
― William Shakespeare (The Winter’s Tale)
“Our life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The stormy March has come at last, With winds and clouds and changing skies; I hear the rushing of the blast That through the snowy valley flies.”
― William C. Bryant
“In March winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too.”
― Jean Hersey
“March, master of winds, bright minstrel and marshal of storms that enkindle the season they smite.”
― Algernon C Swinburne (March: An Ode)
March is perhaps the most turbulent month of the year, but what can you expect from a month named after the god of war. Named after the Roman god of war, March was the first month on the Roman calendar. It is the month spring appears, daylight savings time begins, madness in celebrating the Irish and basketball reign supreme, can be either lamb or lion or both in the same day. Gardeners may spend a sunny day working in balmy weather one day and awake the next to find their work covered in snow. We must be aware of the Ides of March, wear green and drink green beer, begin to plant, and always make sure we have two weather extremes covered when leaving for work on March mornings.
Daily Holidays and Observances
March 1: National Peanut Butter Lover's Day
March 2: Dr. Seuss's Birthday, National Read Across America Day
March 3: World Wildlife Day
March 4: National Grammar Day
March 5: Employee Appreciation Day
March 6: National Dentist's Day
March 7: National Cereal Day
March 8: International Women's Day
March 10: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, National Oreo Cookie Day
March 11: Johnny Appleseed Day
March 12: Plant a Flower Day
March 13: National K-9 Veterans Day
March 14: National Pi Day,
March 15: The Ides of March
March 16: Freedom of Information Day,
March 17: St. Patrick's Day
March 18: Supreme Sacrifice Day,
March 19: National Poultry Day
March 20: Equinox Earth Day, First Day of Spring*, International Day of Happiness
March 21: National Teenager Day,
March 22: World Water Day
March 23: World Meteorology Day,
March 24: World Tuberculosis Day
March 25: International Waffle Day
March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day, National Spinach Day
March 28: Respect Your Cat Day
March 29: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
March 30: I am in Control Day
March 31: National Crayon Day
SOMETHING NEW FOR ROLLING HILLS
Custom framed prints are now at Rolling Hills. Custom framing by Clayton's Wood Shop offers a large variety of prints including ones by Bob Timberlake, Ducks Unlimited, and some original art prints.
THINGS TO DO IN THE GARDEN IN MARCH
Prune trees and shrubs while still dormant.
Buy a notebook to keep a record of seeds, annuals, and perennials that you plant in the months to come.
Repot house plants if needed and give them a good feeding.
Fertilize grapes, raspberries, and blueberries before they resume growth.
Plant healthier herbs such as thyme, chives, and rosemary.
Move Cole crops outdoors so that they begin to harden off
Plant potatoes and asparagus
Plant carrots, beets, lettuce, radishes, and turnips in mid-March.
Plant Swiss Chard during the last week of the month.