ROLLING HILLS GARDEN CENTER

VILLAGE GALLERY FLORIST

THOUGHTS ON SEPTEMBER

“The old summer's-end melancholy nips at my heels. There's no school to go back to; no detail of my life will change come the onset of September; yet still, I feel the old trepidation.”

― Sara Baume


“The first flash of color always excites me as much as the first frail, courageous bloom of spring. This is, in a sense, my season--sometimes warm and, when the wind blows an alert, sometimes cold. But there is a clarity about September. On clear days, the sun seems brighter, the sky more blue, the white clouds take on marvelous shapes; the moon is a wonderful apparition, rising gold, cooling to silver; and the stars are so big. The September storms--the hurricane warnings far away, the sudden gales, the downpour of rain that we have so badly needed here for so long--are exhilarating, and there's a promise that what September starts, October will carry on, catching the torch flung into her hand.”

― Faith Baldwin,




“There is a time in late September when the leaves are still green, and the days are still warm, but somehow you know that it is all about to end, as if summer was holding its breath, and when it let it out again, it would be autumn.”

 ―Sharyn McCrumb


By all these lovely tokens

September days are here,

With summer's best of weather

And autumn's best of cheer.”

― Helen Hunt Jackson


“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul . . . but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.”

 ―Peggy Toney Horton



“The windows are open, admitting the September breeze: a month that smells like notepaper and pencil shavings, autumn leaves and car oil. A month that smells like progress, like moving on.” 

―Lauren Oliver

TRY TO REMEMBER THE KIND OF SEPTEMBER...

WHEN YOU WENT TO SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME

WHEN YOU LEFT HOME FOR COLLEGE AND THINGS WERE NEVER THE SAME

WHEN YOU EITHER PLAYED IN YOUR FIRST FOOTBALL GAME OR ATTENDED ONE

WHEN YOU FIRST REALIZED SEPTEMBER WAS REALLY THE END OF SUMMER NO MATTER WHAT THE TEMPERATURE WAS

WHEN YOU FIRST DROVE OVER A 100 MILES JUST TO SEE LEAVES CHANGING COLOR


In 2021, the autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox or fall equinox—arrives on Wednesday, September 22. Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere and spring begins in the Southern Hemisphere.  Some signs of fall are seen early in September as some trees such as dogwoods and poplars begin to let loose of their leaves earlier than others. Fall has been described by some poets as when summer's last heat meets fall first chill.  Here in North Carolina daytime temperatures may reach the 90s and fall in the 50s at night.

A common misconception about fall and leaves changing color has to do with temperature.  What actually causes leaves to change color in the amount of daylight and photosynthesis.  Plants and trees are slowing down, as sunlight decreases, to get ready for the colder season ahead. In the garden, asters and chrysanthemums bloom beautifully as orange pumpkins and corn mazes abound.

Football season is warming up and so is sweater weather.

Also notice the arc of the Sun across the sky each day as it starts shifting south. Birds and butterflies migrate along with the path of our Sun!

Of course, you can you can easily notice the later dawns and earlier sunsets.


THINGS TO DO IN THE SEPTEMBER GARDEN

1.Plant fall annuals.

2. Prune hibiscus

3. Replenish mulch in worn spots

4. Relocate hydrangeas if need be

5. Harvest and cure squash for winter

6.Create a barrier to keep out deer and other critters

7.Mow over leaves instead of raking them

8.Pick and dry herbs

9. Clean the garden

10.Divide and fertilize daylilies and irises

11.Plant cool weather vegetables

12.Fertilize and reseed the lawn.





SPECIAL DAYS IN SEPTEMBER

National Cherry Popover Day 

2 VJ Day WWII

Skyscraper Day

Bring Your Manners to Work        Day

Cheese Pizza Day

Labor Day

National Salami Day

Pardon Day

Teddy Bear Day

10 Swap Ideas Day

11 911 Remembrance Day

12 Grandparents Day

13 National Peanut Day

14 National Cream-Filled Day

15 Make a Hat Day

16 Mayflower Day

17 Constitution Day

18 National Cheeseburger Day

19 International Talk Like a Pirate Day

20 National Pepperoni Pizza Day

21 World Gratitude Day

22 Hobbit Day

23 Dogs in Politics Day

24 Native American Day

25 National Comic Book Day

26 Johnny Appleseed Day

27 Crush a Can Day

28 National Good Neighbor Day

29 Confucius Day 

30 National Mud Pack Day



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