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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 2017

Sights and Sounds of Summer

Ah, the glorious days of summer and cool breezes of summer nights. What’s not to love about summer? Is your garden ready? Our handy garden guide will help you make sure! From pruning advice to feeding your veggies, Scarborough Garden’s Guide can get you on the right track for a beautiful summer. Speaking of beautiful, Dahlias and Rudbeckia make a lovely addition to any garden—read more about the different colors and styles below. And finally, if you need a way to block distracting noise from your garden patio oasis, think about adding some Majesty Bells Chimes to our garden. The lovely sounds of these gorgeous chimes will add tranquility and beauty to your summer. As always, we are here to help—visit us soon and be sure to have a safe and sane 4th of July!

Color, color, color!

Dahlias and Rudbeckia

These two beauties are 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 huge dinner plate flower heads. Protect all types of dahlias from both gophers and deer so you can enjoy the amazing blooms all summer. Deadhead regularly to keep the flowers coming.
Rudbeckia comes 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.

Both dahlias and rudbeckia are available in 6-pack, 4” and gallon containers.

Can You Hear the Bells?

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Majesty Bells

Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy the outdoors! However, some of us may have a harder time turning our garden into a peaceful oasis because of loud traffic, barking dogs or neighbors in close proximity. 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 these chimes, each with its own unique style and tone. Their Walnut Collection is topped with a beautiful lacquered walnut wood. Their Gentle Spirits line is a more contemporary design that blends into anyone’s garden. The Bells of Vienna line is definitely the most eye-catching and comes in striking colors. All Majesty Bells are hand-crafted and hand-tuned in the USA! These chimes are designed to produce long-resonating, even tones that blend into the breeze rather than clanging and clinking. 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 summer fruit trees. This will help keep the trees at a manageable height and increase the sunlight that gets to the interior portion of the tree which will help increase the sugar content of the developing fruit. Plus, it will reduce the trees’ need for excess water. It is also important to thin the fruit on your trees. This will help increase the size and quality of the fruit that is left on the tree and will 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 Compost to help reduce the need to water and to reduce weeds.

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Spruce up your garden by planting color spots in prominent focal areas. The use of large pots filled with fresh flowers or succulents designed to look like living bouquets is a fabulous way to brighten your garden. Flowering perennials, annuals, and succulents are available at Scarborough Gardens, 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 more than tomatoes!  Use them to support cucumbers, beans, and squash. They come in a variety of fun colors 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. Use Serenade, registered 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 using your phone. Let our experienced staff help identify the problem and find a solution!


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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