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Spring & Summer Hours

Monday–Friday 8:30-5:30

Sat 8:00-5:00

Sun 9:00-5:00

 

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Patio Shop

At Scarborough Gardens Patio Shop we have a broad range of products and prices designed to meet your needs. We have the best selection of styles in patio furniture, umbrellas, outdoor heaters, fireplaces, and other patio furnishings.
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Gift Shop Hidden Treasures Gift Shop

Hidden Treasures Gift Shop is a full-service gift store—that focuses on outdoor and indoor living. We have a wonderful selection of gifts that includes jewelry, kitchenware, small kitchen appliances, cards and artwork. Shipping, delivery and complimentary gift-wrapping is also available.
Visit the Gift Shop.

Welcome to Scarborough Gardens

At Scarborough Gardens you’ll find three complete stores, all in one place! If you are looking for the right plant for your garden or the perfect gift for your friend you’ll find it here.

Garden Guide for July 2016

Enjoy the Sounds
and Fruits of Summer

July is the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Relax in your garden oasis, after pruning your fruit trees, and adding a bit of focused color. Our garden guide can tell you how to keep your garden fresh and healthy. Be sure to take advantage of our end of season sale on Japanese Maples and Collectors Conifers. They both add a wonderful flair to your garden. Finally, relax to the sweet sounds of Majesty Bells. They’ll make you feel like royalty in your own garden!

 

Twisted Beauties

Japanese Maples and Collectors Conifers

Add year-round interest to your garden with a variety of evergreen conifers accented with the delicate foliage of Japanese Maples. One of our favorite conifers is Cryptomeria japonica ‘Spiralis’ aka Granny’s Ringlets. Its unique foliage on the branches mimics twisted ropes. It grows to approximately 10 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide, making it a dramatic focal point in the garden. We still have a nice selection of both maples and conifers for you to choose from. Take advantage of our end-of-season discounts.

 

Bring Calm to your Garden Oasis

Majesty Bells Wind Chimes

Summer is here and it is time to enjoy the outdoors! However, some of you may have a harder time enjoying your garden oasis because of loud traffic, barking dogs or neighbors in close proximity. These distractions may be preventing you from enjoying a calm and relaxing summer. Why not try the melodic sounds of Majesty Bells Chimes to cancel out unwanted noises? We carry three styles of Majesty Bells, each with its own unique style and tone. Their Walnut Collection is topped with a beautiful lacquered walnut wood. Their Gentle Spirits line is a more contemporary design that blends into anyone’s garden. The Bells of Vienna line is definitely the most eye catching and is available in several striking colors. All Majesty Bells chimes are handcrafted and hand tuned in the USA! These chimes are designed to produce long-resonating even tones that blend into the breeze rather than clang and clink. Watch their video link for more information.

 

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July Garden Guide

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Now is the time to prune fruit trees for the summer. This will help keep the trees at a manageable height, increase the amount of sun light that gets to the interior portion of the tree which will help increase the sugar content of the developing fruit, and it will reduce the trees’ need for excess water. It is also important to thin the fruit at this time of the year. This will help increase the size and quality of the fruit left on the tree and reduce the chances of limbs breaking because of excess weight.

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Mulch with 2 inches or more of Gardner & Bloome Soil Building Compost to help reduce the need to water and to reduce weeds.

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Spruce up your garden by planting spots of color in prominent areas. Fill large pots with fresh flowers or succulents arranged to look like living bouquets—it’s a fabulous way to brighten your garden. Flowering perennials, annuals and succulents are available in money-saving 6 packs, 4 inch pots or one gallon pots.

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Stake and feed your tomatoes and other container-raised vegetables with Gardner & Bloome Liquid Organic All Purpose Fertilizer. This fertilizer is a combination of fish and kelp, and can be used as both a foliar spray or to feed the soil. Tomato cages can be used to support not only tomatoes but also cucumbers, beans, and squash.

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Watch for plant diseases and treat as needed. Tomatoes and roses are especially subject to leaf blights, powdery mildew, and other fungal diseases. Use Serenade, registered for use in organic gardens, to help control or suppress many common plant diseases. Unsure about what may be causing your plant’s damage? Bring us a fresh cutting in a plastic bag or take a close-up picture of the damage on your phone. Our experienced staff will be happy to help identify the problem and find a solution!

 

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Water Wisely

We want to encourage plant lovers to garden wisely by following a few important water conserving tips. For more info go to www.watersavingtips.org

  1. 1. Spread 1-3 inches of mulch around all plants especially newly planted ones. For each inch of mulch you use, you reduce water usage up to ten percent.
  2. 2. Check your soil for moisture BEFORE watering to see if it is really necessary. Established gardens can often go for weeks without needing water depending on your soil type and the weather.
  3. 3. When you do water, apply it slowly and for an extended period of time. This will help reduce run off and encourage deep roots.
  4. 4. Follow your Water District Rules and Regulations for outdoor water use.
  5. 5. Do not over fertilize with high nitrogen fertilizers. Nitrogen increases soft new growth which then requires more water to support the plant.
  6. 6. Reduce the size of plants by pruning excess growth.