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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 March 2015

March into Spring

March brings thoughts of spring flowers, planting and the outdoors.  This year, as we become more eager to plant, we need to keep in mind the current water shortage. Our March tips for success include some great ideas on how to plant thoughtfully using less water. If you are thinking about adding something new to your garden this year, be sure to visit us soon for the best selection of Dogwoods and specially selected Azaleas by world renowned Jim Nuccio of Nuccio’s Growers. With so many varieties it will be hard to choose just one!  If you are ready to enjoy the cool spring air do it in style from your backyard with a selection from our new patio furniture, umbrellas or pillows. We have something for everyone’s style.

Add Nuccio Dogwood to your Back or Front Yard

A New Shipment of Azaleas and Unusual and Old-Time Favorite Dogwood Trees have arrived and are Ready for Spring

Aurora DogwoodAside from the usual favorites that are becoming available this month, we are expanding our inventory of Dogwoods and specially selected Azaleas by world renowned Jim Nuccio of Nuccio’s Growers.

Dogwoods prefer to be planted in an area that receives sun until about 2:00-3:00 pm. Keep their roots cool by planting low growing shrubs such as azaleas near the base of the tree. Add Gardner and Bloome Acid Rich Planting Mix to your native soil.

Our current selection of Dogwoods includes:

  • Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Princess’- Eastern Dogwood Selection with white bracts.

  • Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Brave’- Eastern Dogwood Selection with deep pink bracts with white centers.

  • Cornus kousa x KN4-43 ‘Starlight’- Disease Resistant Selection with large white bracts.

  • Cornus kousa ‘Heart Throb’- Disease Resistant Selection with deep red blooms.

  • Cornus kousa ‘Aka tsuki’- Disease Resistant Variegated Foliage Selection. Pink bracts. Rare!

  • Cornus kousa chinensis ‘Greensleeves’- Disease Resistant Selection with long lasting white bracts. Rare!

  • Cornus kousa ‘Girard’s Nana”- Disease Resistant Selection with large white bracts. Rare!

  • Cornus kousa x capitata ‘Porlock’- Disease Resistant Selection. Semi- Evergreen. Late Bloomer. White bracts fade to red.

  • Cornus nuttallii ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’- Disease Resistant Dwarf Selection with large white bracts.

  • Cornus x rutgan ‘Stellar Pink’- Disease Resistant Selection with soft pink overlapping bracts.

  • Cornus x rutgan ‘Aurora’- Disease Resistant Selection with large white bracts.

  • Cornus x ‘Rosy Teacups’- Disease Resistant Selection with large pink bracts. Rare!


All plants, particularly trees, need to be planted carefully, so we recommend the following procedure to help ensure your plants thrive:

  • Plant in moist but not wet soils.

  • Gently loosen roots of plants.

  • Dig a hole twice the width of the diameter of the root ball and about the same depth.

  • Add 1/3 compost to 2/3 native soil when planting in the ground. Use a quality potting soil if planting in containers. 

  • Incorporate into backfill soil: bone meal, pre-plant fertilizers or Osmocote slow release fertilizer.

  • Root ball of plants should be at or slightly above the final soil grade. 

  • Create a water well around new plant and water in thoroughly.


Take it Outside with our
New Assortment of 2015 Patio Furniture

IPE Patio Furniture

We just received our 2015 shipment of Patio Furniture, Umbrellas and Cushions! Visit our showroom and select from a lovely variety of products in stock. If you don’t see what you like we would be happy to special order it for you. We stock Telescope Furniture (made in the U.S.A.), Jensen Leisure Ipe Wood Furniture, and a large assortment of Ace Patio Furniture. Our Patio Shop has something for every budget and style!

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Garden Checklist for March

Water Conservation Tips for your Garden

We are all concerned about the water shortage, especially gardeners. One of the things we highly recommend for new planting and for established gardens is that you use 2-3 inches of mulch around all your plants. Be sure to keep mulch 4-6 inches away from base of plant to prevent insect and disease problems. This small step will go a long way in helping to reduce water evaporation, retain soil moisture and keep the soil cooler so less water is needed. An excellent product to use to help you achieve this is Gardner & Bloome Soil Building Compost.


Get your plants off to a strong start by using Gardner & Bloome Organic Starter Fertilizer and incorporating Gardner & Bloome Soil Building Compost into the soil. The sooner the plant’s roots get established and the roots get deep into the soil, the less you will need to water.


Fertilize established plants using Gardner & Bloome Organic All Purpose Fertilizer or choose a fertilizer formulated for specific plants, including Rose & Flower, Fruit Trees, and Bud and 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, steady and healthy rate, allowing root development to occur simultaneously. This method of feeding your plants is better than forcing lots of new top growth quickly, which requires using excessive amounts of water until the roots can catch up to the top growth.


Prune your cold-tender plants this month after the danger of frost has passed (usually about March 15th). In some of our colder pockets, you may want to wait until the end of the March or even early April. Finish trimming and cleaning all perennials and grasses that should be starting to show signs of new life. If you have severely cold damaged plants, wait to remove them until May or June, because many have hardy roots. These may come back beautifully with some care and patience!


Wormy Apples??? Set out Tanglefoot Codling Moth Traps in early March (approximately two months before blooms) to help prevent worms in your apples. This safe product will help reduce your need to spray later. If you trap a large population of moths or had a particularly heavy infestation of worms in your apples last year, we recommend the use of organic (OMRI) Greenlight Lawn and Garden Insect Spray with Spinosad starting in mid to late April. Be sure to spray early in the day before there is bee activity, since this product can be harmful to the honey bees that pollinate your fruits and veggies.


Night time temperatures should be close to 50 degrees or warmer consistently to ensure a healthy start for heat loving plants such as tomatoes, basil, impatiens and petunias. For those of you who would like to try and start your gardens early, get a jump start on the season by using Season Starter (Wall-O-Water), Garden Frost Blankets or Pop-Up Greenhouses.


Sow seeds of warm season flowers and vegetables indoors. Set them outdoors when there are 2 sets of true leaves and the temperature at night is consistently close to 50 degrees.


Start a potato patch by choosing from our selection of over 20 varieties of organic seed potatoes.

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