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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.
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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 April 2021

 

From Your Friends
at Scarborough Gardens

While we are in a better position in 2021 to have inventory in stock than last year (since the global pandemic isn't taking us by surprise), we are still facing a few challenges. We have already gotten word from a few of our suppliers that certain plant varieties and seeds will be more difficult than usual to keep fully stocked. Anticipating this, we tried to pre-order many items last fall, but not everything was available. This may be the year to consider being flexible with your landscaping plans; perhaps choose a different variety that IS in stock or plant around the missing item, leaving a space for it to go in when it becomes available. Customer service is still our #1 priority, so we will try our hardest to find what you are looking for!

 

Visit our NEW & IMPROVED shopping areas!

You will find bigger and sturdier shelves in the bedding area to hold and display more annual and perennial color and vegetable starts. Wider aisles mean easier access with carts and more color to choose from this spring!

Inside the warehouse, we are just finishing with an expanded display area for pottery and other gardening necessities. We are working as quickly as we can to get it all organized, the walls are painted, the shelves are up, and it's starting to look GREAT!

 

Roses, we’ve got roses!

One large order arrived last week, and we're expecting more this week. There is a limited selection of tree roses, but we have plenty of bush form: floribunda, grandiflora, and hybrid tea, as well as climbing, groundcover, or shrub roses. We'd be happy to take requests for specific varieties. Still, our growers have already warned us that selections are limited this year due to supply and demand, so it may mean waiting until bare root stock becomes available in the winter to fulfill some of those requests.



 

April Garden Guide

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Get your garden beds ready for spring and summer flowers and vegetables:

1. Select a sunny area that has a minimum of 6 hours of sun.

2. Use gopher baskets for your plants, unless you have wired under your planting beds.

3. Pull weeds before they set seed.

4. Double dig your soil and incorporate Gardner and Bloome Harvest Supreme or Planting Mix and a good fertilizer for flowers and veggies.

5. Set up or reassess and test your current Irrigation System to get it ready for the season.

6. Make a shopping list of varieties of veggies, herbs, and flowers that are known to perform best in your area. Let us give you some ideas!

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Plant warm-season flowers and vegetables outside from seed or plant starts when temperatures at night stay consistently at or above 50 degrees. Warm-season veggies include tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, basil, beans, corn, tomatillos, dill, tarragon, and potatoes.

Corn, beans, radishes, carrots, and all other root crops are best sown from seed directly into the ground. It is educational and useful to use a Minimum-Maximum Thermometer at your home to monitor the low night-time temperatures in your garden vs. the weather reports for the general area. You may be surprised to discover that you are in a warm pocket or micro-climate, allowing you to get an earlier start on your summer garden, but as a general guide, that is May 1st here.

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Protect roses and tomatoes from diseases such as Powdery Mildew, Rust, Leaf Spots and Blight using organic Serenade Disease Control (OMRI).

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Check your irrigation system especially drip systems, to be sure all parts are working properly.

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Bait for Slugs. Apply non-toxic Sluggo Snail and Slug Control. Re-apply at 2-week intervals for a total of three applications to help break their life cycle and to give you better control of these pests through the growing season. This eco-friendly product is safe to use around pets, wildlife and people.

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Fertilize shrubs, trees, lawns, groundcover, etc., if you have not already done so this spring. Even if your plants aren’t actively growing above ground, the roots are working hard to get ready for the big push of growth that happens in spring. Adding mulch around your shrubs will help suppress weeds and keep roots cooler in the upcoming warmer months.

 

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