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Monday–Friday 8:30-5:00

Sat 8:00-5:00

Sun 9:00-5:00



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 February 2018

Big Changes in 2018!

We have several new improvements going on at both the Nursery and the Gift Shop!

Our brand new greenhouse is now open and stocked! We have a new dedicated area for houseplants and tender tropical plants. You may also find succulents inside during the cold, wet winter months, and air plants (Tillandsia) displayed in eye-catching glass and wood holders.

Perhaps the most noticeable change is the relocation of the Gift Shop and the Garden Supply area. The majority of the Gift Shop merchandise has moved forward to the re-painted bright and cheerful entrance area. Our expanded selection of fertilizers, soils, tools and nursery items will soon be moving to the large building toward the back of the nursery (we are just waiting for the new floor to be finished and the new shelving units to be delivered). Thanks to the increased square footage, we will be able to expand our selection of hydroponics/aquaponics, beekeeping supplies, canning and preserving items, pet supplies and pet food, birdhouses and feeders, and landscape lighting. In addition, our selection of fertilizers, pest control supplies, and all the items you have come to expect to find on our shelves, will be expanding and evolving.

We will be open every day until 5:00pm during the move so you will still be able to find your old favorites, and we will be happy to introduce you to our new offerings —just please excuse our construction chaos for a short time during the winter months.



Plant Bare Root Roses and Fruit Trees!

Bare Root Fruit Trees

Bare Root Roses and Fruit Trees

This year we are offering a selection of bare root roses, both bush, and tree (standard) form. The bush roses are in biodegradable peat pots that can be planted directly into the ground, the tree roses and fruit trees are completely bare root and must be planted immediately after purchasing to keep the roots from drying out. If you need to temporarily heel them into wet soil, do so on the shady side of the house or under trees and make sure the soil does not dry out.

Once planted, keep them watered regularly. Dry soil = dead roots = dead plant! If we continue to see a dry winter or go long periods between rain storms, don’t forget to give your new additions an occasional deep drink to keep the roots moist while they are getting established.

Amend your soil. Give your rose garden or mini-orchard a little help by boosting the fertility of the soil. Mix in some good compost or amendment (we recommend Gardner & Bloome Harvest Supreme, Gardner & Bloome Planting Mix, or our new product, Gardner & Bloome Rose & Flower Planting Mix) with your native soil in a 1/3 amendment to 2/3 native soil ratio. This will help support the new root development that will be occurring throughout the winter, which is needed to support the blooming and fruit production in the spring and summer.

Don’t forget the gopher basket! Gophers LOVE both roses and fruit trees, so be sure to protect your new investment with a heavy duty wire gopher basket around the roots. Whether you make them yourself with a roll of wire, or buy them pre-formed, match the size of the basket to the mature size of the root ball! General guidelines: use a 5-gallon basket for roses and 15-gallon for fruit trees.

Protect from the deer! Yet another pest who enjoys snacking on roses and fruit trees, there are a few options for deer prevention. The best would be an 8’ fence around your yard, but if that’s not feasible, you can erect individual rings around each tree using deer fencing and posts. At a minimum, using deer repellent spray such as Liquid Fence on a weekly basis may help “train” the deer to avoid the plants you wish to protect.


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February Garden Guide


Give fruit trees, particularly peaches, a final dormant spray with eco-friendly Monterey Liquid-Cop combined with Summit Horticultural Oil to reduce diseases like peach leaf curl and overwintering insects. If you wait until you see curled leaves in spring, it is too late to get control!


Fertilize established plants using Gardner & Bloome Organic All Purpose Fertilizer or choose ones formulated for specific plants, including Rose & Flower, Fruit Trees, and Bud & Bloom. Spring blooming azaleas, rhododendrons, and camellias can be fed after they finish blooming with Gardner & Bloome Rhododendron, Azalea and Camellia Fertilizer. Organic fertilizers keep plants growing at a slow and steady rate, allowing for healthy root development to occur simultaneously. This is a better method of feeding your plants than forcing lots of new top growth quickly, which then requires excessive amounts of water until the roots can catch up to the top growth proportionately.


Finish pruning roses, fruit trees and cold hardy evergreen shrubs and trees. It is usually safe to prune as much as one-third of the overall plant if needed. Wait to prune spring blooming plants such as lilac and azaleas until they finish blooming. On cold tender plants that were damaged by frost this winter, hold off on pruning until danger of frost is over, usually about mid-late March.


Use non-toxic Sluggo Snail and Slug Control to get early, effective control of slugs and snails. Re-apply at 2 week intervals to help break their life cycle throughout the growing season. This eco-friendly product is safe to use around pets, wildlife and people. Sluggo Plus also controls earwigs, cutworms, sowbugs and pillbugs!


Start cool-season vegetables and flower seed varieties indoors. Some of the best veggies for this month are broccoli, spinach, beets, carrots, onions, peas, and turnips . Try new and unusual varieties that are often only available in seed (purple carrots!). Wait to set starts of warm season crops outside, such as tomatoes, basil and cucumbers, until at least mid-April. For best results, consider investing in Seedling Heat Mats, Biodegradable/ Plantable Starter Pots, Seed Starter Soil mixes, Cold-Frames and Portable Greenhouses.


Keep up with houseplant maintenance. Wash plants and check for insects. Use non-toxic Summit Year Round Oil Spray to control insects and make your plants shiny and beautiful. Re-pot overgrown plants. Many customers prefer not to use organic fertilizers indoors because of the possible odor, so try odorless Osmocote Indoor-Outdoor, a slow release plant food which feeds up to 9 months. We recommend using Super Soil when re-potting indoor plants to avoid soil/fungus gnats, as the gnat eggs are associated with manure content in soils.


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