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How to Plant a Shrub


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Fall & Winter Hours

Monday–Friday 8:30-5:00

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.
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.
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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 October 2017

Happy Hauntings!

Whether you are decorating for Halloween or taming your ghastly garden, we are ready for you at Scarborough Gardens this October. Our Ghoulish Garden Guide will help you work your way through that tangled web of prepping your garden for the winter months, and we have great tips to protect your garden from a watery grave!  Our gift center has everything you need to get ready for that haunting holiday from wall décor to costume ideas and more. And don’t miss your chance to get creative with living art!  Air plants are just what you need to keep the spirits alive and happy—and you too!

 

Bareroot roses come in paper pulp pots with potting soil and are super easy to plant right away or wait for the right time. Rose shipments arrive in early December, which is the perfect time to plant them! With blooms throughout the growing season, roses make a great holiday gift!

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Bareroot Rose List for 2018


Living Art for your Home or Patio

Over the past few years, there has been a new surge of interest in Tillandsias (aka Air Plants). It is easy to understand why, since there are over 500 species that are unusual and dramatic. In their native habitats of Central and South America as well as the Southern part of the United States, they grow outdoors attached to other plants for support and get their moisture and nutrients from the air. In our climate, because they are frost sensitive, we protect them by placing them indoors, under covered patios or under tree canopies where temperatures range from 50-90 degrees. They require bright filtered light. Their water requirements vary depending on the species and the temperature where they live. The finer leaved ones prefer more moisture than the thicker leaved ones. Generally, during the warm season, submerge them in water for 15 minutes one to two times a week (preferably in the morning) then gently shake out excess moisture. Mist them occasionally with just plain water and once or twice a month add a pinch of orchid fertilizer to the water when you are misting them. In the cool season, water them once a month or as needed, depending on your home’s temperature and humidity levels. These wonderful, weird plants make for great conversation pieces, and kids love them too! It’s fun to collect and display them because they truly are beautiful “living art.”

Halloween Décor Devilish Décor
to Transform your Home into A Haunt!

Time to get spooky! We have stocked up on a larger-than-ever selection of ghoulish products to make decorating a howling experience for everyone. We have spooky, cute, scary and gruesome décor to fit your style! This year we have added a large selection of Halloween Shelf Sitters, Salt and Pepper Shakers, Light-up Ornaments, Garden Flags and Stakes, Door Mats, and a large assortment of trick-or-treat bag stuffers. In addition, our selection of Holiday wall décor will easily transform your surroundings into your spook zone! Choose from Spider Webs, Skeletons, Owls, Witches, Pumpkins and more to help achieve the haunting look. Need a quick n’ easy costume? Create your own look with the many Halloween themed, wearable items we stock including Skull Scarves, Headbands, Earrings, Hats and Masks. Dress for the holiday and make your house a fun and frightening place this Halloween!


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October Garden Guide
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Plant Cool Season Vegetables. Fresh, organic plant starts are arriving weekly. Some of our favorites that are especially good to add to your healthy diet include kale, spinach, chard, and other leafy greens. Plant other cool-season favorites such as carrots, radishes, beets, and onions from seed. If you are not planting in your veggie garden until next spring, sow seed of a cover crop to help restore nutrients, organic matter, and reduce erosion of your soil. For bigger and better veggies add Gardner & Bloome Harvest Supreme and Gardener & Bloome Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer to your soil.

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Slopes or recently cleared land may need a quick cover before winter rains start. We offer several types of erosion control seed for you to choose from. For highly visible areas, sow wildflower seeds that will produce a kaleidoscope of color in spring. Water regularly until consistent rain begins. If you had minor mudslide issues in last year’s rains, be prepared this year by laying jute netting on the bare ground, anchored in with metal stakes. We carry rolls of 225’ length jute and the 9” metal stakes to hold it in place. The woven netting is easy to gently pull apart leaving an opening large enough to get plants in without lifting or cutting the jute.

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Select and plant your spring blooming Bulbs. Incorporate Gardner & Bloome Fish Bone Meal and Bulb Planting Mix for best results. If you are digging up your summer blooming bulbs that are finished for the year, such as dahlias, gladiolus, and begonias, wash them thoroughly and rinse with a bleach solution of 3 tablespoons bleach per gallon of water and let dry completely. Store them in a paper bag until next spring. This will help keep them healthy and reduce fungus problems. You may want to write a description on the bag to remind you what’s stored inside.


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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