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Welcome to Ridge Road Garden Center

Beautify Your Gardens

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Lots of Garden Color! Visit soon to get your favorites!

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 time of year. It could be planting bareroot roses, shade or fruit trees, bulbs, stately grasses, groundcovers or rhizomes and corms for delightful blooms like Gladiolus. We have aids for hands-on chores or tools for planting season. Visit our garden center for 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!

 

We offer Gift certificates so the recipient can choose from a diverse garden and nursery selections: bird houses, house plants, yard art, bulbs, 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. Look for mid-season and late-season blooming bulbs! 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. Try pairing it with a lovely pink Carnation, stunning! 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 abundant flowers. It's drought tolerant, too! 

Plants that work hard for you such as Cyclamen, Primrose, nasturtiums and geraniums all have long bloom periods and are great for every garden's early seasons. Shrubs like Nandina (Heavenly Bamboo) go the extra mile! Great foliage that turns red in the fall, spring brings white berries, and summer such lush growth. Cold hardy, Nandina grows well in most types of soils, survives drought well, and is relatively pest and disease resistant. Plant away from bird feeders, as it is toxic. 

 

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. Try something new this year!

 

Wonderful Gifts!

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, home warming 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 shade 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. Remember that luscious green houseplants also provide more oxygen for your homes, especially nice in winter. Stop by soon and browse our Garden Center and Nursery! 

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Seasonal News & Arrivals

It's Hot and time to get going in the garden!

 

We have Roses and flowering hanging baskets! Our selections are exciting and the flowers perfect for brightening up gardens, yards, porch pots and urns, for years to come. We have everything you want for your soil needs. Check our locally-made pottery for all your indoor and outdoor plants. 

We have bendable moss poles for your climbing plants or to support heavy plants, 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!

See our Products 

 

The Ridge Road nursery is stocked with beautiful seasonal plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, ground covers, birdbath designs, besides a bounty of wonderful gift items from our Garden Center. Check out our various planters, pruning shears, garden products, and more. It's time to dig in for the busy 2024 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 displays. Despite their delicate scent and appearance, butterfly bushes are astoundingly resilient and easy to grow, exhibiting hardiness from zones 5 through 9! 

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What To Do in the Garden

  • In June, balance between transplanting seedlings started indoors and direct seeding. Transplants get a head start and can be key to success with certain crops. At the same time, make sure to sow seeds directly into the garden beds for crops that prefer it.

  • Prioritize transplanting tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers, sunflowers, and marigolds depending on your zone.

  • Keep feeding your compost pile. Create that black gold.

  • Deadheading your flowers can keep them blooming longer. You remove the spent blooms before seeds develop. 

  • With increasing temps, soil dries out more rapidly. Veggies need around one inch of water per week, so you may need to irrigate. If hand-watering feels overwhelming, add soaker hoses or drip irrigation.

  • Installing drip lines or soaker hoses is a great way to save water this summer. We have all the supplies you need.

  • If your garden needs an extra boost of nutrients, you can side dress plants with compost, worm castings, or an organic fertilizer.

  • Add a good layer of mulch to your beds, trees and shrubs. Mulch will conserve water and save a bunch of time weeding this summer.

  • Thin young fruit clusters to get bigger fruit at maturity.

 

Perennials - Keep pulling weeds and add fertilizer to established beds. For one, this layer of organic material helps suppress weed growth. More significantly, it helps to hold moisture in the soil and regulates the soil temperature which is important in a zone where the weather can hit extremes. It’ll keep the soil/roots cooler in the summer and act like a blanket to hold in heat when the cold starts to come.

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.
 

In general, it is best to water deeply and infrequently. This helps to develop deep roots which can help the plants become more drought tolerant. When it starts getting very hot, you might need to water more often though. Keeping up with tasks like mulching, weeding, and pruning will keep your garden looking great and keep your plants happy and productive.

Fill your gardens with bight color using marigolds, white alyssum, zinnias, gladiolus, dahlias, cosmos, gigantic sunflowers, and native wildflower blends. A diversity of flowers for continuous color, flowering shrubs, and a consistent supply of nectar for local bees and butterflies will create your paradise. 

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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