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Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30
Sat 8:00- 5:00
Sun 9:00-5:00

CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY

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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 April 2014

The Royal Treatment

If your garden is ready for the royal treatment you won’t go wrong with our new Stainless Steel Kew Gardens Collection of stainless steel hand tools. And since your using those royal tools why not look stylish while out in your garden in a Wallaroo Summer hat?  Scarborough Gardens has everything you need to deck your garden out in royal style and we offer some great gardening tips to keep your garden worthy of a queen’s visit. So whether you’re coming in for our Bonsai workshop or visiting us to purchase your spring garden plant starts, we’re ready to give you the royal treatment.

Free Bonsai Workshop

 

Stainless Steel Tools are Fit for Royalty

KewQuality tools are a forever investment. We now stock The Kew Gardens Collection of 12 inch long handled, stainless steel hand tools. These tools are “Designed with durability, comfort, and performance in mind.” The longer handles provide better reach. The mirror polished stainless steel head resists rust and reduces soil adhesion. These tools make wonderful gifts and are perfect for keen gardeners, landscapers and horticultural professionals alike. In addition, each purchase ensures a contribution to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew Gardens). We also carry stainless steel, 30 and 48 inch long handled shovels, transplanters, and digging forks.

Sunny Afternoon Summer Hats

We all want protection from the sun when we are outdoors gardening, and we want to look good while we are doing it. With hats by Sunday Afternoons and Wallaroo women, men and kids can do just that. Many of their hats include styles with a 50+ UPF rating that have been proven to block 97.5% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. They are also water repellent, quick-drying, breathable, packable and light weight. We stock a full range of fabrics including paper braid, raffia, microfiber and bamboo. With so many styles available, it will be hard to choose just one!

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Meet the Staff

Linda WLinda

Linda joined our nursery over 10 years ago. Her positive attitude reflects how she treasures her job, as if it were a prized gem. She is responsible for buying and maintaining some of the fastest moving products in the nursery, including all the 6-packs and 4-inch pots of flowers and vegetables. She also purchases our flower and vegetable bulbs that arrive each fall and spring. Linda, despite the high volume of product that she moves through the nursery each week, always manages to be pleasant and even-tempered no matter what the work load is on a given day. Her experience as a home gardener and at the nursery has given her a wealth of information to share with our customers and our crew. Her co-workers describe her as very patient, easy to talk to, and willing and able to take on any task with a smile. When asked what she loves about her job she replied, “I love working in an outdoor environment, and learning new and interesting things even after all these years.” Add to that, “I love working with my co-workers who I consider my second family.”

 

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Ariana is one of our more recent additions and boy, did we get lucky! When she first started in 2013, she was known as the young lady with bright pink hair. Though her hair is now its natural color, she remains the most colorful person on staff. Dressed in bright cheery clothing, her personality emulates her clothing choices. She is an experienced cashier, and also assists in ordering and maintaining the houseplants. She is excited about learning more about the world of plants with a particular passion for succulents. Her favorite part of her job is conversing and socializing with customers and her co-workers. Additionally, she appreciates the opportunity of having a job to gain experience in retail. Her co-workers describe her as the three E’s: Energetic, Enthusiastic, and Effervescent!



April 2014 Garden Guide

Get your garden beds ready for spring and summer flowers and vegetables:

  1. Select a sunny area that has a minimum of 6 hours of sun

  2. Test your soil with a simple soil test kit to find the pH and nutrient levels of your soil

  3. Weed

  4. Double dig your soil and incorporate Gardner and Bloome Soil Amendments and Fertilizers.

  5. Critter-proof the area if needed with Xtreme Deer Fence (7ft .by 100ft. rolls)

  6. Make a shopping list of the varieties of plants (particularly tomatoes) that are known to perform best in your area… Let us give you some ideas!

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When temperatures at night are consistently at or above 50 degrees, plant warm season flowers and vegetables outside from seed or from plant starts. Corn, beans, radishes, carrots and all other root crops are best sown from seed directly into the ground. It is educational and useful to use a Minimum-Maximum Thermometer at home to monitor night-time low temperatures in your garden vs. the weather reports for the general area. You may be surprised to discover that you are in a warm pocket or micro-climate allowing you to get an earlier start on your summer garden.

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Protect roses and tomatoes from diseases such as Powdery Mildew, Rust, Leaf Spots and Blight by using organic Serenade Disease Control (OMRI). For additional tips, print out our Recipe for Success on Rose Care. Use it as a shopping list when visiting the nursery.

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Check your irrigation system;  especially drip systems, to be sure all parts are working properly.

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For every inch of compost used, you save 10% water!!!
Apply a 2-3 inch layer of Gardner & Bloome Soil Building Compost
around newly planted plants to help conserve water and reduce weeds. Keep mulch 4-6 inches away from the base of plant. One 3 cu.ft. bag covers 18 square feet at 2 inches deep.

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Bait for Slugs. Apply non-toxic Sluggo Snail and Slug Control. Re-apply at 2 week intervals for a total of three applications to help break their life cycle and to give you better control of these pests through the growing season. This eco-friendly product is safe to use around pets, wildlife and people.

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Fertilize shrubs, trees, lawns, groundcover etc, if you have not already done so this spring. Use Gardner & Bloome All Purpose Fertilizers.

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