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Fall Vegetable Care

Fall & Winter Hours

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 Novemeber 2017

There’s a Chill in the Air

Winter is coming, and there’s no better time than now to get ready for the crisp, cool air and dampness. We’ve got you covered with our November Garden Guide—from planting to watering tips we can help you be winter ready!  Speaking of winter—did you know this is the perfect time to plant trees, shrubs and California natives? While they may not look gorgeous in your garden now, they will later! Learn more below. And finally, since the chilly weather is about to arrive (or so we hope!), stock up on our warm winter wear. From hats and socks to scarves and wraps we have what it takes to keep the chill-out. 

As we head into this special time of year we want to thank all of our customers, friends, and family for a great year—never forget what you have—we won’t forget you! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Trees, Shrubs and California Natives—Oh My!

Fall is the perfect time to plant perennial shrubs, trees, and California Natives. Deciduous trees and vines aren’t gorgeous this time of year, but planting now will pay off in two ways: warm soil and seasonal rain combine to encourage more extensive root growth, and not having to support lush green foliage and flowers means a stronger root system has a chance to get established before the weather warms up next spring.

  • Dig your planting hole twice as wide as the root ball, but the same depth.

  • Loosen the roots, use a gopher basket if you need to, add a handful of slow-release fertilizer and backfill with 2/3 native soil and 1/3 compost or soil amendment.

  • Build a basin out of soil around the dripline (same diameter as the widest branches) and fill with water; continue to water until consistent rain storms provide enough irrigation. If we get a dry spell in the winter that lasts two weeks or more, be sure to deep water until the rain starts again.

  • Mulching with Gardner & Bloome Organic Soil Building Conditioner will add nutrients to the soil, help suppress weed growth and get your new plants off to a great start!

Time to get Snuggly!

Winter Apparel

This is the time of year when we love to start layering our clothing and get snuggly. To keep you warm this winter, Scarborough Gardens Gift Shop has a selection of colorful and fashionable hats, scarves, boot socks, and wraps. Whatever your style preference is, we have great choices for you, plus they make great gifts or stocking stuffers. Come in soon for the best selection because once the weather turns cool, they will be a HOT ITEM!

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November Garden Guide

Add cool season flowers to your garden such as Iceland poppies, Calendula, Primroses, Violas, Pansies, Linaria, and Cyclamen.


Plant your spring blooming bulbs such as daffodils, hyacinth, iris, and freesias. Because the gophers and deer love tulips, plant them in decorative pots that you can put at your front door or patio when they start to bud and bloom! For best results, incorporate organic Gardner & Bloome Bulb Planting Mix and Fish Bone Meal to your planting area.


Keep leaves cleared and raked that have fallen on your lawn and plants. If left unattended, they will bury your plants and cause them to rot. If you can keep them away from the crown of your plants, fallen leaves and redwood debris make great free mulch!


Remove dead blossoms and stems on pansies, cyclamen, calendula and primroses to prevent fungus and bacteria from spreading and infecting new flower buds.


Use organic Sluggo Plus to prevent slugs, snails, sowbugs, and earwigs from nibbling at your winter veggies, especially on lettuce. Apply three times at ten to fourteen-day intervals to stop the life cycle of these pests.


Apply the first of three applications of organic Monterey Liqui-Cop Disease Control combined with Summit Year-Round Spray Oil to your deciduous fruit trees, dogwoods, and lilacs once the leaves have dropped.


Remove the saucers of outdoor container plants and store them until next year, or turn them upside down under the pots to keep happy and healthy. You can always fill them with rocks so that the pot is not sitting in trays of water through the rainy season.


Feed your lawn with Gardner & Bloome Organic Lawn Fertilizer to help keep it green through winter and to help encourage strong, deep roots.


Spread a 2-inch layer of Gardner & Bloome Chicken Manure or Gardner & Bloome Farmyard Blend around fruit trees and roses and let the rainfall help get those nutrients down to the roots. Also, keep fertilizing citrus trees with organic Gardner & Bloome Fruit Tree Fertilizer throughout winter and supplement with Dr. Iron’s iron and zinc to prevent leaves from yellowing.


Set out Hummingbird feeders to provide a source of food for them during the winter months. Be sure they are kept clean and filled with fresh food.


Bareroot roses come in paper pulp pots with potting soil and are super easy to plant right away or wait for the right time. Rose shipments arrive in early December, which is the perfect time to plant them! With blooms throughout the growing season, roses make a great holiday gift!

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Bareroot Rose List for 2018


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

  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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