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Flexilla Garden Hose


Spring & Summer Hours

Monday–Friday 8:30-5:30

Sat 8:00-5:00

Sun 9:00-5:00

 

patio

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 August 2017

Beat the Summer Heat

During the heat of the summer, while you are reveling in the bloom of your flowers or the abundance of your garden don’t forget to take care of your garden so you can enjoy the splendor of it as we move into fall. Our handy Garden Guide will show you how! We offer all the tools you need to keep your garden fresh and moist including the Flexilla Garden Hose. We also stock a wonderful assortment of our local Bonny Doon Farms Lotions and Soaps to keep you fresh and dewy too. Whatever your needs are Scarborough Gardens has you covered for a beautiful summer.

Not Your Ordinary Hose—It’s Flexilla!

Flexzilla
Garden Hose

Flexzilla Garden Hose was engineered with a lightweight Flexible Hybrid Polymer to lie flat and eliminate kinking under pressure. It redefines flexibility, making it easy to maneuver around trees, bushes or other obstacles. Zero memory means your sprinkler stays put without twisting, and the Flexzilla Garden Hose doesn’t fight you when you coil it! We have been using the Flexzilla hoses in the nursery for over six months, ever since we discovered them at a trade show last fall. We are happy to report they are by far our favorite hose! We love its light-weight, bright color and especially the fact that it’s NON-KINKING… if the hose folds over itself, a gentle tug straightens it out immediately, without having to stop watering to unkink the hose. We carry 50', 75’ and 100’ lengths in 5/8” diameter with ¾” fittings.

Lavender Fields Forever

Bonny Doon Farm Lotions and Handmade Soaps

This fabulous locally owned company was started in 1972 in in the Santa Cruz Mountains by Diane and Gary Meehan. We have proudly stocked many of their products for nearly fifteen years and continue to do so because of the tremendous popularity of this quality product. Bonny Doon Farms specialize in Lotions and Handmade Soaps in scents that are fresh and calming. One of the most popular fragrances is Lavender which comes from plants they grow on their own property. Another very popular scent particularly to men, is Bay Rhum. We have added two new scents to our inventory: Rosemary and Cuore De La Fattoria an Italian Olive Oil Soap Bar. If you are not sure which scent to choose for either yourself or as a gift, try the new 3-pack sampler, it provides the convenience of having a popular assortment to try! We have also added their Spirits of Lavender, which is a great perfume blend of three lavender types. Come in and find your favorite.

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August Garden Guide
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Replace your garden hose. At the end of a long hot summer, if it’s time to replace any of your garden hoses, consider the non-kinking Flexzilla Garden Hose.

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Feed Azaleas, Camellias, Rhododendrons and other acid loving plants this month, or mid-September at the latest, for the last time this year. For best results use Gardner & Bloome Rhododendron, Azalea, and Camellia food. It is also beneficial to put a one to two-inch layer of Gardner & Bloome Acid Planting Mix over the roots to keep them cool and moist through the rest of summer.

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Add fresh summer color to take you through the next few months until frost. Some low water-use perennial plants include Sages, Kangaroo Paws, Rudbeckia, Yarrow, Erigeron, and Lantana. Exceptional annuals that take the heat of summer include Marigolds, Zinnias, and Portulaca.

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Sow seeds for cool-season veggies near the end of the month. Good choices include radishes, beets, carrots, lettuce, broccoli, kale, and spinach.

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Sow seeds of Sweet Peas at the end of the month for early winter blooms.

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Divide and replant perennials that have finished blooming, such as Irises and Daylilies. Dividing is recommended when they’ve grown too large for their location, or they have had a reduction of blooms this past year.

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Cut back leggy petunias by about 1/3 to ½ and then fertilize them with Gardner and Bloome Bud and Bloom fertilizer to help them remain beautiful for several more months.

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It may be time to replenish your mulch to help keep moisture in the soil and roots cooler during what is typically the hottest time of the year in our area. Gardner and Bloome Soil Building Compost adds nutrients to the soil AND acts as a mulch to keep weeds from sprouting when applied in a two to three-inch layer.


Water Wisely

Even though we experienced a very wet winter, we want to encourage plant lovers to garden wisely by following a few important water conserving tips. These suggestions will help you be successful in your yard every year, wet or dry! 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 10%.

    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. When you do water, apply it slowly and for an extended period of time. This will help reduce runoff and encourage deep roots.

    4. Do not over fertilize with high nitrogen fertilizers. Nitrogen increases soft new growth which then requires more water to support the plant.

    5. Reduce the size of plants by pruning excess growth.

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