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Codling Moth:
How to keep the
worms away organically


Spring & Summer Hours

Starting March 6

Monday–Friday 8:30-5:30

Sat 8:00-5:00

Sun 9:00-5:00

Closed
Easter Sunday, April 16

 

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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.
Visit the Patio Shop.

 

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 March 2017

Time for a Fresh Start!

Are you and your garden ready for a fresh look? Now is the time to start your plants, seeds and warm season flowers. Visit our handy March Tips for Success in Your Garden to see how you can have a healthy beautiful garden this spring. And while you are thinking about your garden, consider adding some Pacific Coast Native Irises for color and beauty. These lovely “rainbow blooms” thrive in our local climate. Finally, come on in and visit us for a fresh look at the newest patio furniture. We’ve just received a new shipment and we have something for everyone!  Happy Spring!

 

Jewels of the Garden 

Pacific Coast native Iris

Pacific Coast Native Iris

The word Iris is Greek for rainbow, a description that fits Pacific Coast Iris beautifully. Pacific Coast Irises are an easy, low care, evergreen hardy native that bloom profusely in the spring and thrive in our mountain conditions. These evergreen plants with brilliant jewel-toned flowers require well-draining acidic soil and dry shade conditions when grown inland or during the hottest part of the day. On the coast they can handle more sun. They differ from Bearded Irises in that they do not require annual dividing. A seasonal application of Gardner & Bloome Acid Rich Planting Mix as a top mulch will help feed the soil for a happy, long lasting native beauty in the garden. Beautiful hybrids are available right here in the nursery!  (Source: www.pacific horticulture.org)

Create a Patio to Fit Your Style and Budget

Jensen Patio Furniture

2017 Patio Furniture

We have just received our 2017 shipment of Patio Furniture, Umbrellas and Cushions! Visit our showroom and select from products in stock or let us place a special order just for you. We stock Telescope Furniture (made in the U.S.A.), Jensen Leisure Ipe Wood Furniture, and a large assortment of Ace Patio Furniture. Our Patio Shop has something for every budget and style!

 

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March Tips for Success
in Your Garden

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Give your plants a strong start with Gardner & Bloome Organic Starter Fertilizer and Gardner & Bloome Soil Building Compost. The sooner the plant’s roots get established and deep into the soil, the less water they need. The beneficial soil microbes found in ALL Gardner & Bloome products extend the root system, helping your plants absorb more nutrients while helping improve overall soil health.

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Prune cold-tender plants this month after the danger of frost has passed (usually about Mid-March). In colder pockets, you may wait until the end of the March or even early April. Finish trimming and cleaning all perennials and grasses as they begin to show signs of new life. If you have severely cold damaged plants, wait to remove them until May or June, as many have hardy roots and they may come back beautifully with some care and patience!

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Wormy Apples??? Set out Tanglefoot Codling Moth Traps in early March (approximately two months before blooms) to help prevent worms in your apples. This safe product will reduce your need to spray later. If you trap a large population of moths or had a particularly heavy infestation of worms in your apples last year, we recommend using organic (OMRI) Greenlight Lawn and Garden Insect Spray with Spinosad starting in mid to late April. Spray early in the day before there is bee activity, since this product can be harmful to the honey bees that pollinate your fruits and veggies.

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Night time temperatures should be close to 50 degrees or warmer consistently to ensure a healthy start for heat loving plants like tomatoes, basil, impatiens and petunias. Start your gardens early, and get a jump start on the season by using Season Starter (Wall-O-Water), Garden Frost Blankets or Pop-Up Greenhouses.

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Sow seeds of warm season flowers and vegetables indoors. The Jump Start Germination Station makes seed starting neat and easy! Set them outdoors when there are two sets of true leaves and the temperature at night is consistently close to 50 degrees.

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Start an easy potato patch by choosing from our selection of organic seed potatoes and by using Smart Pot Potato and Squash Grow Containers.

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Don’t Forget Your Gopher Baskets! If you have experienced trouble with gophers in your yard in the past and are planning on putting in new plants now that the threat of drought is over, make sure you protect your investment by using the appropriate sized gopher basket to protect the root ball of your shrub, tree or edible plant. Generally, the pocket gopher produces from 1 to 10 babies sometime between March and June. After a short time in the nest, they are kicked out and start their own network of tunnels and nests and are ready to reproduce within one year. All those gophers are hungry and will quickly take down all sorts of shrubs, including fruit trees! We carry gopher baskets that can accommodate any size plant, from 4” annuals all the way up to 15 gallon “tree size” baskets. Match the size of the basket to the MATURE size of your plant. Using baskets may seem like an unwelcome expense up front, but it’s cheap insurance: better to purchase a $4.99 basket now than another $49 tree later!

 

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