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Majestic Bells Windchimes

 

Spring & Summer Hours

Monday–Friday 8:30-5:30

Sat 8:00-5:00

Sun 9:00-5:00

 

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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 July 2018

“That beautiful season... the Summer...
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; And the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.”

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Our garden in summer is a playground of sensory pleasures. When we pay close attention, we can allow the sights, scents, sounds, feels, and flavors to enhance our current awareness and color our remembrances.

What can you do with your garden this month to entice the senses? Here’s an idea: consider adding windchimes to your garden or porch! (Psst, 20% OFF Sale until July 15). Come in and experience our many styles, sounds, and sizes of windchimes. We promise one will sing to your heart.

 

Color, Color, Color!

Dahlias and Rudbeckia

Dahlias and Rudbeckia

The perfect flowering perennials for those hot summer days! Showy dahlias come in a rainbow of colors, some are short and “fluffy,” and others are very tall and stately with big beautiful flower heads. Protect all types of dahlias from snails, gophers, and deer so you can enjoy the amazing blooms all summer. Deadhead and fertilize regularly to keep the flowers coming.

Rudbeckia come in many shades of golden yellow, and some have interesting red, maroon or brown markings on the petals. If dead-headed and protected from snails, rudbeckia will bloom continuously into the fall.


Soothing Sounds of Summer

Majesty Bells Windchimes

Majesty Bells Windchimes

Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy the outdoors! However, some of us may have a harder time getting our garden oasis set-up due to loud traffic, barking dogs or neighbors nearby. These distractions may be preventing you from enjoying a calm and relaxing summer. This is where the melodic sounds of Majesty Bells Chimes can help. We carry three styles of the line, each with its own unique style and tone. Their Festival Collection is topped with a beautiful lacquered redwood. Their Gentle Spirits line is a more contemporary design that blends into anyone’s garden. The Bells of Vienna line is undoubtedly the most eye-catching and comes available in striking colors. All Majesty Bells chimes are handcrafted and hand-tuned in the USA! These chimes are designed to produce long-resonating smooth tones that blend into the breeze rather than clang and clink. Watch their video link above for more information.

 


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July Garden Guide

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Now is the time to prune fruit trees. This will help keep the trees at a manageable height, increase the sunlight to the interior portion of the tree which helps improve the sugar content of the developing fruit, and it will reduce the trees’ need for excess water. It is also important this time of the year to thin fruit. This will help increase the size and quality of the fruit left on the tree and reduce the chances of limbs breaking due to the excess weight.

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Mulch with 2 inches or more of Gardner & Bloome Soil Building Conditioner to help reduce the need to water and to help reduce weeds.

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Plant spots of color in prominent focal areas to spruce up your garden. The use of large pots filled with fresh flowers or succulents designed to look like living bouquets is a fabulous way to brighten the garden. Flowering perennials, annuals, and succulents are available in money-saving 6 packs, 4-inch pots or one-gallon pots.

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Stake and feed your tomatoes and other container-raised vegetables with Gardner & Bloome Liquid Organic All Purpose Fertilizer. This fertilizer is a combination of Fish and Kelp and can be used as both a foliar spray or to feed the soil. Tomato Cages can be used to support not only tomatoes but also cucumbers, beans, and squash. A variety of fun colors is available to spruce up your vegetable garden.

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Watch for plant diseases and treat as needed. Tomatoes and roses are particularly subject to leaf blights, powdery mildew, and other fungal diseases. We offer a selection of fungicides for use in organic gardens, to help control or suppress many common plant diseases. Unsure about what may be causing your plant’s damage? Bring in a fresh cutting in a plastic bag or take a close-up picture of the damage on your phone. Let our experienced staff help identify the problem and find a solution!


 

Water Saving Tips

Because of another dry winter, we want to encourage plant lovers to garden wisely by following a few vital water conserving tips. These suggestions will help you be successful in your yard every year, wet or dry! For more info, visit www.watersavingtips.org

  1. 1. Spread 1-3 inches of mulch around all plants especially newly planted ones. For each inch of mulch, you reduce water usage up to 10%.

  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 runoff and encourage deep roots.

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

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


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