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Sat 8:00-5:00
Sun 9:00-5:00

Open Presidents Day
February 15th


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 2016

A Little Love This Month
Equals Big Rewards

Giving your plants a little love this month will yield big rewards in the future. Take the time to spray, fertilize, prune and protect your plants for future growth. Our Garden Guide will tell you exactly what you need to do for a lovely garden. And if you love blueberries, you’ll love our featured plant this month. Blueberries come in a lot of different varieties and add color and fruit to your garden! What could be sweeter than that? Gifts for your loved ones and friends maybe? Don’t miss the new collection of goodies available in our Gift Shop. We pulled out all the stops and have some wonderful gifts for you to give or to indulge in yourself. As always, we look forward to seeing you and helping you out in any way, whether its helping you find the right mulch or the perfect gift we’ve got you covered.


Showy Flowers and Fruit—the Blueberry

Monterey Bay Blueberries


A beautiful shrub for the landscape with amazing fall color. Usually growing to three to five feet tall and wide and having wonderful summer to fall fruit and showy spring flowers. For best growing results and fruit production plant two to three different varieties for best pollination. For each one gallon plant, dig a hole two and a half feet in diameter one foot deep. Mix into the soil half a cu.ft. Peat Moss, one and a quarter cup Epsom Organic Soil Acidifier (soil sulfur) and two tablespoons Gardner & Bloome Bone Meal. Fertilize every two months with one cup Gardner & Bloome Rhododendron, Azalea, and Camellia Fertilizer.  Mulch with two to three inches Gardner & Bloome Acid Rich Planting Mix annually. Keep soil moist at all times.

The following are varieties that are usually available. *Note: Chill hours are the number of hours 45 degrees or colder required for best fruit production. Southern Highbush selections require less chilling and are more tolerant of summer heat than Northern Highbush.

Bluecrop - Northern High Bush.  The standard of excellence. Grows 4–6 feet tall. Large fruit. 850 chill hours. Self-fruitful.

O’Neal - Southern High Bush. Grows 5–6 feet. Medium to Large, very tasty fruit. Ripens early season. 300 chill hours.  Self-fruitful.

Misty - Southern Highbush. Grows 4–6 feet. Nearly evergreen. Showy pink flowers. Medium to large excellent flavor fruit. Ripens early season. 150 chill hours.

Pink Lemonade - Southern Highbush. Grows 4–5 feet tall. Pink flowers and Pink fruit!!

Sharp Blue - Southern Highbush. Grows 4–6 feet. Medium–large size, flavorful fruit. Ripens early to mid-season.150 chill hours. One of best for our area.

Southmoon - Southern Highbush. Grows 6 feet. Very large fruit. Ripens mid-season. 400 chill hours.

Star - Southern Highbush. Grows 4–5 feet. Firm, high quality fruit. Ripens early. 400 chill hours.

Jubilee - Southern Highbush. Grows 5–6 feet. Large, very tasty fruit. Ripens early season. 400 chill hours.

Sunshine Blue - Southern High Bush. Grows to 3 feet. Great in containers Ripens mid-late season. Pink flowers. 150 chill hours.

Valentine’s (or any time): New Gift Items
from our 2016 Gift Shop Collection

We have been restocking our Gift Shop with many new, fabulous products. Find something unique for your sweetheart and special friends this month. Our selection will give you great gift ideas so you can spread the love this month on Valentine’s Day or just because…

Melting Bear

Melting Chocolate Bear

Give someone special the gift of the Miracle Melting Bear (Puddy). He is fun to build again and again! You can also include your choice of six messages with the bear.

Jewelry and Scarves

Two’s Company
Jewelry and Scarves

Amazing designs for people who love unique and fun jewelry. They also pair well with this company’s super scarf selection.

Camille Beckman Lotions and Soaps

Selection now includes scented bubble bath. Treat yourself to a calming, sweet smelling bath.

Molly Green Garden Baskets

Great gift for those farmer’s market attendees. It is a sturdier version of a reusable bag. Available in a variety of new fashionable prints.

New Silver Forest Earrings

Fresh shipment from one of our favorite earring lines just in! They come in a variety of colors and make great gifts for about $20.

Indoor/Outdoor Canvas Art

We have a variety of canvas art which has been treated with UV resistance, making it last longer in or outdoors. Use as a decorative cover for plain wall/fence spaces.


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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 could be too late to gain 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 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 for simultaneous root development. This is a better method of feeding your plants instead of forcing lots of new top growth quickly, which requires excessive amounts of water until the roots 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 our frost this winter, hold off on pruning until danger of frost is over, usually about mid to late March.


Use non-toxic Sluggo Snail and Slug Control to get early, effective control of slugs and snails. Re-apply twice at two 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. The new Sluggo Plus also controls earwigs, cutworms, sow bugs and pill bugs!


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 times are only available in seed.  Wait to start the warm season crops such as tomatoes until late March or 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 and fungus gnats; so try odorless Osmocote Indoor-Outdoor, a slow release plant food which feeds up to 9 months.

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Water Wisely

We want to encourage plant lovers to garden wisely by following a few important water conserving tips. For more info go to

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 ten percent.

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 run off and encourage deep roots.

4. Follow your Water District Rules and Regulations for outdoor water use.

5. Do not over fertilize with high nitrogen fertilizers. Nitrogen increases soft new growth which then requires more water to support the plant.

6. Reduce the size of plants by pruning excess growth.