Welcome to Ridge Road Garden Center
Beautify Your Gardens
There is still plenty to do in October gardens!
The Ridge Road Garden Center is situated on one acre in the foothills in Pine Grove, CA; the gift shop is 1600 square feet of unique and often one-of-a-kind gifts. There’s usually something to do in your garden at any point of time in the year. It could be planting shade or fruit trees, spring-blooming bulbs, interesting grasses, groundcovers or other rhizomes or corms for delightful blooms. We have aids for hands-on chores or tools for fall planting season. Come and see our beautiful selections of What's blooming now! Visit our nursery with gorgeous, seasonal selections! You're sure to see something you love!
Bulk planter’s mix, compost, gorilla hair cedar bark, plus all the bagged soils, bark and manure!
Colder weather, darker nights... no problem for these perennials! Plant Sweet Alyssum in white and purple, showy Cosmos, colorful Petunias and Chrysanthemums, aka mums, the quintessential autumn flower!
We offer Gift certificates so they can choose from a diverse selection of bird houses, house plants, yard art, bulbs, bounty of seed selections, gems, unique planters, potted plants, bird baths, ornamental grasses & more!🌱🌿🌼💝 Check out our abundance of lovely perennials as the seasons progress. Remember: If you want a stunning show of color for spring or summer, planting bulbs is a simple and inexpensive way to add splashes of color to your landscape. Your bulbs will work as nature intended by breaking through the soil when conditions are optimal for your area. Some fall-planted bulbs provide classic splendor: tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, Lilies, and so much more. Added bonus for our area is that many bulbs are deer resistant! Extend the bloom season by planting bulbs in succession, weeks apart!
Blue fescue is a most amazing grassy plant which is ice blue/gray and stands up to the hottest day, or relaxes in a bit of shade. In summer, it throws out seed heads on long, willowy stems from the center of the spiky, blue mass. This is a very drought-tolerant plant. Besides the usual favorites, consider planting something new and different, like Dahlias, Anemones, Gladiolus, Ranunculus, Oriental Lilies, Buddleia, Canna, or Freesia. All lovely, colorful and they bloom annually for glorious color explosions! Try a Rose of Sharon with lovely flowers. It's drought tolerant, too!
Annuals such as Mahonia, salvia, nasturtiums and geraniums all have long bloom periods and are great for every garden. There is such an abundance of seasonal perennials for your gardens. Don't forget about bluebells; blue Scilla are the perfect low-maintenance flowers and the bulbs can be planted now. These gorgeously-hued blooms can thrive in Zones 2-10 and are ultra-durable, blooming for years in your garden. Wonderful ornamental grasses will enhance your gardens, also. Always think ahead to the next season when planting!
So many selections are sure to please our foothill neighbors! The Garden Center has wonderful items for all the special occasions in your lives -- birthdays, graduations, holidays, retirement, 'Get Well' gifts, anniversaries, gifts for new mothers and fathers, too. If you can't decide, then a Gift Certificate is always perfect!
We also have great gifts for yourself or your favorite gardener: Frost cloths, Rain gauges, Battery operated mister, bendable moss poles, garden knee pads, Renee's Garden Seed varieties, a garden bench, special t's for your gardener, garden books, planting mix, statuary, wind chimes, lovely gazing balls, garden art, solar lights, garden pots, and tools besides an array of beautiful house plants. Selections change seasonally and often, even weekly. We carry local artists' copper mobiles, gourd art, water color cards, gemstones & minerals, soy candles and other specials throughout the year!
House plants & More!
You'll love our comprehensive plant section under the arbor; lush and beautiful, with garden statuary and whimsical garden décor. We carry ferns, houseplants, caladium, nettle, Peace lily, callas, coleus, impatiens & others, depending on the season. Don't forget that luscious green houseplants also provide oxygen for your homes. Stop by soon and browse our Garden Center and Nursery!
Seasonal News & Arrivals
If you plant now, you’ll have a delicious crop of spinach in the spring! Don't forget the Garlic!
Also, we have BULBS! Our selection is exciting and the flowers perfect for brightening up gardens, yards, porch pots and urns, for many years to come. Check our locally-made pottery for all your indoor and outdoor plant needs. Colorful Mexican pottery has come in also!
We have bendable moss poles for your climbing plants or to support heavy plants, rain gauges, frost cloths, garden tools, shears, rose gloves, knee pads, garden pots, vases, hanging baskets, and garden statuary. We also have lotions for those hard working hands, and solar lights to beautify your gardens on perfect starlit nights. Beautiful plants, and other garden goodies too, like colorful garden books and hats for your favorite gardeners this coming spring and summer!
The Ridge Road nursery is stocked with beautiful seasonal plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, ground covers, birdbath designs, and grasses besides a bounty of wonderful gift items to select from in our Garden Center. Check out our various planters, top of the line pruning shears, products, and more. It's time to dig in for the busy 2023 fall planting season ahead; buy new pots for your plants indoors and out.
The beautiful deer-resistant flowers on a Butterfly bush continue blooming until the first frost. The clusters of purple, white, or yellow flowers form a conical shape. These shrubby plants grow as perennials and are evergreen or deciduous, depending on your climate. The beauty of growing butterfly bush cultivars in your garden is that they still flower when many other plants have stopped. Their stiff stems and flower clusters create attractive cut flowers for fall and winter displays. Despite their delicate scent and appearance, butterfly bushes are astoundingly resilient and easy to grow, exhibiting hardiness from zones 5 through 9!
What To Do in the Garden
Time to plant cool season veggies such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and carrots even lettuce and spinach.
Apple time! Pick them, store them, and can them to be enjoyed during the winter.
Plant your fall bulbs if you have not done so already.
A garden needs one inch of rain or water each week. Early morning is the best time to water.
If you enjoy fresh garlic and onions, this is the month to get them into the ground.
If you harvested your own seeds from the garden, be sure that they are dried out and labeled and that you have good storage for them.
Assess your tools and note any repairs, even replacing some.
Compost fallen leaves and healthy garden debris.
Fertilize your fall planters to keep them growing strong.
Be sure to clean any debris out of your garden and tidy it up.
Perennials - leaving unharvested seedpods intact feeds migrating birds and other wildlife who are stocking up for winter.
Mulch Now that berry bushes have finished producing, cut back the canes halfway. Prune away any dead and nonproductive canes. Mulch the berry patch well to insulate the plants for the upcoming winter. Mulch rose bushes, citrus groves, and grapevines for extra winter protection.
While it’s best to stop pruning trees and shrubs at this point in the year, you can still clean up dead limbs or hanging, broken branches.
Year-round plants for landscaping can also include plants that have berries, such as viburnum, barberry or holly. They may also be plants with interesting seed heads throughout winter, like Echinacea and Sedum Autumn Joy.
Some of the best performers in Zone 7 and 8 like ours are arugulas, beets, kale, swiss chard, mustard, cauliflower, radishes, carrots, cabbage, peas, and turnips, and varieties of lettuces. Consider these when planning your fall garden crops!
No matter what zone you are in, cooler mornings bring some relief from the intense heat of summer. When temperatures begin to drop, and the weather gets colder, be sure to water your trees, shrubs, and perennials before the ground becomes fully frozen.
Keeping up with tasks like mulching, watering, weeding, and pruning will keep your garden looking great and keep your plants happy and productive.
No matter what you’re planting, I hope your garden is a source of pleasure as well as sustenance! Have fun in the garden, teach your kids to garden and enjoy the harvest!
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They love cool weather and often survive even through the snow.
A workhorse in the garden, these come in many shades and heights.
Bloom early in the year, various colors, potted.
Hardy groundcover, perennial
Colorful fall color
A happy perennial that spreads easily, comes in several types and colors.
Beautiful flowering trees with wonderful bark, in different colors, a great addition to any garden.
A wonderful all season plant.
In shades of yellow, orange, white these are hardy plants for fall
Always a welcome addition, these perennials grow tall with fragrant flowers.
Plant seasonal selections in containers to welcome your family and guests as they arrive at your door.
Beautiful flowering trees with wonderful bark, really wonderful in the fall
Lovely plants that thrive in dappled shade, sending up slender flower stalks.
An intriguing statement, with fluffy poofs, this is an easy care tree.
Combining succulents and trailing plants in your pots add colorful variety. Be sure the watering needs are similar.