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Sun 9:00-5:00

President’s Day, Feb 20th

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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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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 February 2017

Roses are Red,
Blueberries are —Pink?

Yes, it’s true! Pink blueberries are just one of the varieties available for you to plant this year. Why not give your sweetie something sweet and delicious to plant this year for Valentine’s day? We offer many different varieties —it’s easy to choose two!  And be sure to take care of pruning your roses, fertilizing your fruit trees and take control of pests in your garden. All the information you need is below, in our handy garden guide. And if you want a more traditional gift for your Valentine, visit our Gift Shop, Hidden Treasures for a wide selection of fabulous gifts, from earrings to wind spinners, lotions to soaps, we have what you need for that special someone.

 

A beautiful shrub with amazing fall color! 


Pink Lemonade

Blueberries

Usually growing to 3–5 feet tall and wide, blueberries have wonderful summer to fall fruit, and showy spring flowers. For best growing results and fruit production, plant two to three different varieties for best pollination. For each one gallon plant, dig a hole 2 1/2 feet in diameter by 1 foot deep. Mix into the soil 1/2 cu.ft. Peat Moss, 1 ¼ cup Epsom Organic Soil Acidifier (soil sulfur) and 2 tablespoons Gardner & Bloome Bone Meal. Fertilize every two months with 1 cup Gardner & Bloome Rhododendron, Azalea, and Camellia Fertilizer. Mulch with 2–3 inches Gardner & Bloome Acid Rich Planting Mix annually. Keep soil moist at all times.


The following are varieties that are usually available. *Note: Chill hours are the number of hours 45 degrees or colder required for best fruit production. Southern Highbush selections require less chilling and are more tolerant of summer heat than Northern Highbush.

Bluecrop - Northern High Bush. The standard of excellence. Grows 4–6 feet tall. Large fruit. 850 chill hours. Self-fruitful.

O’Neal - Southern High Bush. Grows 5–6 feet. Medium to Large, very tasty fruit. Ripens early season. 300 chill hours.  Self-fruitful.

Misty - Southern Highbush. Grows 4–6 feet. Nearly evergreen. Showy pink flowers. Medium to large excellent flavor fruit. Ripens early season. 150 chill hours.

Sharp Blue - Southern Highbush. Grows 4–6 feet. Medium-large size, flavorful fruit. Ripens early to mid-season. 150 chill hours. One of the best for our area.

Pink Lemonade - Southern Highbush. Grows 4–5 feet tall. Pink flowers and pink fruit!!

Southmoon - Southern Highbush. Grows 6 feet. Very large fruit. Ripens mid-season. 400 chill hours.

Star - Southern Highbush. Grows 4–5 feet. Firm, high quality fruit. Ripens early. 400 chill hours.

Jubilee - Southern Highbush. Grows 5–6 feet. Large, very tasty fruit. Ripens early season. 400 chill hours.

Sunshine Blue - Southern High Bush. Grows to 3 feet. Great in containers. Ripens mid-late season. Pink flowers. 150 chill hours.

New Valentine’s Day (or any time) Gift Items
from our 2017 Gift Shop Collection

We have been restocking our Gift Shop with many new, fabulous products. Find something unique for your sweetheart and special friends this month. Our selection will give you great gift ideas so you can spread the love this month on Valentine’s Day or just because…

Molly Green
Garden Baskets

A great gift for those like to visit our local farmer’s market.  It is a sturdier version of a reusable bag. Available in new fashionable prints.

Kinetic Wind Spinners

We just received our spring shipment of plastic or metal wind spinners. They make this windy time of year fun to sit in the garden and watch them.

Camille Beckman
Lotions and Soaps

Selection now includes scented bubble bath. Treat yourself to a calming, sweet smelling bath.

New Silver Forest Earrings

A fresh shipment from one of our favorite earring lines just in! They come in a variety of colors and make great gifts for about $20.

Two’s Company Jewelry

Amazing designs for people who love unique and fun jewelry. They also pair well with this company’s super scarf selection.

Melting Chocolate Bear

Give someone special the gift of the Miracle Melting Bear (made of puddy). He is fun to build again and again! You can also include your choice of six messages with the bear.

 

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February Garden Guide

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Give fruit trees, particularly Peaches, a final dormant spray with eco-friendly Monterey Liquid-Cop combined with Summit Horticultural Oil to reduce diseases like peach leaf curl and overwintering insects. If you wait until you see curled leaves in spring, it could be too late to get control!

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Fertilize established plants using Gardner & Bloome Organic All Purpose Fertilizer or choose ones formulated for specific plants, including Rose & Flower, Fruit Trees, and Bud and Bloom. Spring blooming azaleas, rhododendrons, and camellias can be fed after they finish blooming with Gardner & Bloome Rhododendron, Azalea, and Camellia fertilizer. Organic fertilizers keep plants growing at a slow, steady and healthy rate, allowing root development to occur simultaneously. This is a better method of feeding your plants instead of forcing lots of new top growth quickly, which then requires excessive amounts of water until the roots can catch up to the top growth.

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Finish pruning roses, fruit trees and cold hardy evergreen shrubs and trees. It is usually safe to prune as much as one-third of the overall plant if needed. Wait to prune spring blooming plants such as lilacs and azaleas until they finish blooming. On cold tender plants that were damaged by our frost this winter, hold off pruning until the danger of frost is over, usually about mid-late March.

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Use non-toxic Sluggo Snail and Slug Control to get early, effective control of slugs and snails. Re-apply at 2 week intervals to help break their life cycle throughout the growing season. This eco-friendly product is safe to use around pets, wildlife and people.  Sluggo Plus also controls earwigs, cutworms, sowbugs and pillbugs!

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Start cool season vegetables and flower seed varieties indoors. Some of the best veggies to plant this month include broccoli, spinach, beets, carrots, onions, peas, and turnips. Try new and unusual varieties that are often only available in seed.  Wait to start the warm season crops such as tomatoes until late March or April. For best results, consider investing in Seedling Heat Mats, Biodegradable/ Plantable Starter Pots, Seed Starter Soil mixes, Cold-Frames and Portable Greenhouses.

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Keep up with houseplant maintenance. Wash plants and check for insects. Use non-toxic Summit Year Round Oil Spray to control insects and make your plants shiny and beautiful. Re-pot overgrown plants. Many customers prefer not to use organic fertilizers indoors because of the possible odor and fungus gnats; so, try odorless Osmocote Indoor-Outdoor, a slow release plant food which feeds up to 9 months.

 

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