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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 January 2015

Here’s to a Year of Good Gardening!

As it continues to grow colder in our area, it becomes so important to properly protect your garden and the critters that visit. Be sure to read our Garden Checklist for January. It has all of the tips you need to make sure your garden is well protected. Think about providing a home for the birds in your area with one of our lovely bird houses. And for those of you in apartments with balconies or other small spaces, we have a great idea—think vertically! Keep reading for inspiration to get you started. Finally, add a delightful scent to your entryway with a Winter Daphne. You won’t be sorry.

Happy New Year from all of us at Scarborough Gardens. May it be a year filled with garden goodness.

Heaven Scent and Deer Resistant

Winter DaphneWinter Daphne (Daphne odora)

This old time favorite is at its peak during this time of the year. Its pink buds that open white have a heavenly scent. It is not overpoweringly sweet, and has a slight citrus-like fragrance. We keep them in a partly sunny location. Use Gardner & Bloome Soil Building Compost mixed with your soil to help create excellent drainage. We also try to keep them on the dry side in summer so they do not succumb to root rot. The average height and width is 4’x4’. Daphne is an excellent choice to place near a patio or entryway where you can enjoy its lovely fragrance. Additionally, they are frost tolerant and deer resistant!

Think Vertically for a Beautiful Balcony or Porch

PotsBrighten up your porch, balcony and particularly small gardens with beautiful assortments of pots filled with fresh plants. Think vertically and create a sense of privacy in these small areas. Planting vines or small trees in large pots gives you the ability to create a green canopy. Fill mid-range size pots with smaller accent plants that add texture and depth to the area. Finally, add low containers overflowing with annuals, perennials and succulents. You’ll be amazed at the garden scene you can create by using your space from the top to the bottom with plants in containers!

A Home for the Birds in your Town

BirdhousesBird Nesting Houses etc. Birds look for protective shelter and additional food during the winter months. Keep them around by providing a bird house—it will give the birds that don’t migrate, a good reason to stick around. We carry so many sizes, colors and shapes that we have something that will fit any homes’ décor. Different types of houses with entrance holes of various sizes along with providing various types of bird food will help to attract an assortment of birds. It has been said that the average home receives 15-20 different types of birds over time and by providing food and shelter it may give them a reason to visit and stay.  By setting up your birdhouse now, as spring approaches they’ll have a nice, safe place for their babies to grow up. Visit our extensive bird section to see a great selection of houses, feeders, food, and accessories. You and your guests will get to enjoy the sweet sounds and visual appeal of some great local birds.

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Garden Checklist for January

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What were the best performers during last month’s cold, freezing days? Violas, Pansies, Ornamental Kale and Dusty Miller had little to no damage here in our nursery where we got down to 28 degrees! Add these very cold tolerant annuals topots and place in spaces that you view from windows or doors. This will help keep your views bright and cheery throughout the rest of the cool season. We also stock a beautiful assortment of colorful ceramic pots along with classic terra cotta pots in all sorts of shapes and sizes to fit your garden size and style.

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Protect your hands and arms with gloves that prevent injuries and bruises from thorns and other irritants.

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Invest in quality tools to make your pruning and gardening  tasks easier. We stock several types including pruners, loppers, and hedge shears, by Fiskars which have been awarded Ease-of-Use Commendation by the Arthritis Foundation. Keep the tools you already own tuned up by cleaning, sharpening and oiling them.

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Spray Fruit Trees, Lilacs, Dogwoods and Roses with copper sprays such as Monterey Liqui–Cop (copper ammonium complex) or organic Concern Copper Soaps (OMRI). Lime-Sulfur is no longer available due to government law. We also suggest you add Summit Horticultural Oil Spray. The oil helps the copper stick to the plant and is effective in smothering overwintering insects such as aphids and scale. This effective, earth friendly prevention program will help reduce insects and diseases such as peach-leaf curl, apple scab, powdery mildew and more. Be sure peaches and nectarines are sprayed at the “pink bud” stage for the best control of peach leaf curl!

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Prune cold-hardy shade and fruit trees, shrubs, roses, and vines. Spring bloomers that bloom on old wood should not be pruned until after they bloom, so they don’t cut off this spring’s flower buds. AVOID PRUNING: Wisteria, Lilacs, Flowering Plums and Crabapples, Redbuds, Magnolia soulangeana, Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Camellias. If you need help with pruning Fruit Trees, we stock a wonderful book called How to Prune Fruit Trees and Roses, by Martin R. Sanford which we highly recommend for all you do-it-yourselfers.

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Check houseplants for insects and for repotting needs. Wash off foliage to prevent infestations. Use an appropriate product for insect problems that is safe to use indoors. If you need help identifying a pest, simply bring a sample to our nursery in a plastic bag so we can help identify it and guide you to the proper remedy.

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Cold and dry is dangerous to the health of many plants. Continue to check plants in areas under eaves and porches to be sure they do not dry out. Water all other plants in the landscape, if rain has not fallen within a 2 week period. For added protection for the most frost tender plants, use frost blankets, frost bags or Cloud Cover Spray.

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Sow seeds of Kale, Lettuce, and Chard to plant out in the garden in February.

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It is an ideal time to shop for blooming Camellias, Pieris, and Daphne. We just received a new shipment of unusual Camellias from our friends at Nuccio’s. Select from a fabulous collection of these beautiful, long-lived, cold hardy, evergreen Camellias.

Checkbox Don’t forget the hummingbirds! Keep feeders clean and filled with fresh nectar. They are a great educational aid for children and entertaining for all to watch during the day.

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