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We will be open
Labor Day

Monday, September 5th

Spring & Summer Hours

Monday–Friday 8:30-5:30

Sat 8:00-5:00

Sun 9:00-5:00



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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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 September 2016

Fall is in the Air

Fall is the best time to re-evaluate your garden, clean it up and start planting.  Refer to our handy Garden Checklist below for a complete list of things you can do to make your garden beautiful. While you are re-visiting what to plant consider adding a lovely Kangaroo Paw, this month’s featured plant. And finally, as we say good bye to summer, be sure you have everything you need to protect your patio furniture and tables—our patio shop offers a number of choices—and we’d love to help you pick the right one.  In fact, we’d just love to see you and hear about what you’re doing in your garden, so please drop by and let us know.


Time for a Showstopper Kangaroo Paw!

Anigozanthus aka Kangaroo Paws

Celebrate our change of seasons with the elegant warm tones of Kangaroo Paws. Their tall, spiking, unique flowers come in gold, copper, scarlet and even pink. These plants are an evergreen perennial with deep green, strappy leaves, growing 2-5' tall by 2' wide and flower spring through fall. They thrive in full sun, in soil with good drainage, and regular watering. Kangaroo Paws are hardy to about 30 F and are deer resistant. You will love this plant because it is very low maintenance and its flowers make a striking cut flower that are a garden showstopper!


Treasure your Garden Furniture

If you are not likely to use your outdoor furniture as cool weather sets in, it is a good idea to protect your investment by both cleaning and storing it in a dry place or, if it will be left in an exposed area, use quality patio furniture covers. We stock a large assortment of top quality Treasure Garden Furniture Covers. Made from their patented Rhinoweave, the fabric is breathable, water resistant and will not crack or peel. The cinch lock secures covers to help keep them in place all season long. Additionally, they are machine washable. With so many sizes available, they will cover almost any make and model of furniture. Table sizes are made to include chairs so when determining your dimensions for a table and chair set, measure the table with the chairs tucked in. Bring in your furniture dimensions and we gladly help you find the covers you need!


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September Garden Guide


Take stock of your tools. Fall foliage color is starting to show and so is the need to start fall clean-up of your garden. Make your job easy with quality tools including rakes, pruning shears, and gloves. We stock top brands including Felco, Corona, and Fiskars pruning tools as well as many others.


Re-evaluate your garden. Think about re-designing unattractive areas with water conserving plants, including edibles that provide you and your family with healthy fresh food. Some excellent low water choices include Persimmons, Pineapple Guavas, Apples, and Pomegranates. Add California, Australian and South African natives for color and texture to the garden. For best results amend your soil with Gardner & Bloome Organic Planting Mixand Gardner & Bloome Starter Fertilizer. Remember FALL is the BEST time for planting!


Spread Wildflower Seeds. California Poppies, Lupines, and Toadflax are particularly successful and beautiful in our climate, as well as deer resistant! To get the best results sow seed from Mid-September to Mid-October, keep the area cleared of competing weeds, and water when rain is followed by a dry spell if they’ve started to germinate. Read up with our Guide to Success for Planting Wildflowers.


Avoid putting weeds that have seeds on them into your compost pile. Many home compost piles do not heat up enough to kill weed seeds. The results are viable weed seeds being spread throughout your garden next season when using your compost. Add Gardner & Bloome Compost Accelerator to hasten the decomposition process. Check our selection of light weight 32 Gallon Collapsible Gardening Bags that come in a fabulous assortment of colors.


Divide and plant perennials so they become well rooted before spring.


Don’t be tempted to severely prune ornamental grasses until February when new growth is visible.


Start cool season flowers and veggies from seed. Examples include spinach, kale, broccoli, lettuce, beets, carrots, peas, radish, turnips, pansies, violas, calendulas etc. For those of us not near the coast, you may want to wait till the end of the month to set out your seedling or Jumbo 6-packs starts. Use Gardner & Bloome Fertilizersand Gardner & Bloome Harvest Supreme for best results.


Spring Blooming Bulbs arrive this month! Purchase your favorites early for best selection, but wait to plant them until October through November when the weather is cooler.  Keep tulips and hyacinths refrigerated in a paper bag in your vegetable compartment for 4-6 weeks prior to planting. Use Gardner& Bloome Bulb Planting Mixwith Gardner & Bloome Fish Meal Fertilizer to help you succeed.


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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

  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.