Welcome to Ridge Road Garden Center

Beautify Your Gardens

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Time to select your fall bulbs for Spring 2023!

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  filling your gardens with lovely selections this fall, like purple fountain grass, gazanias, mums and violas, planting spring and summer blooming bulbs, interesting grasses, groundcovers or other fall bulbs for delightful blooms. We have robust vegetable seedlings, aids for hands-on chores or tools for planting seasons. Come see our beautiful selections of What's blooming now! 

 

We have lattice and arbors to hang your creations and lighting to show it all off! Come and see our beautiful items and fun table décor items for this season, plus our assortment of cute and seasonal garden accessories to dress up your home & gardens this Christmas. The Garden Center has all you need! 

We offer Gift certificates to buy those 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 this spring, planting flower 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. 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!

 

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, anniversaries, gifts for new mothers and fathers, too. If you can't decide, then a Gift Certificate is always perfect! We also have great Christmas gifts: garden knee pads, Renee's Garden Seed varieties, plant movers, garden books, planting mix, statuary, bird baths, wind chimes, lovely gazing balls, garden art, solar lights, garden pots, and tools, besides a wonderful 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

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Mention “Best of Amador” for 15% 0FF your next visit! 

We have Air Plants… Unique houseplants and orchids, and 4” and 1 gallon mums are in stock!

Come and see what we have to offer with a variety of garden selections! Also, we have fall BULBS! Our selection is exciting and the flowers perfect for brightening up gardens, yards, porch pots and urns next year 2023 and for many more to come. Check our locally-made pottery for all your indoor and outdoor plants.

 

We have special tools, shears, garden rose gloves, garden knee pads, garden pots, garden art, vases, hanging baskets, and garden statuary. We also have lotions for those hard working garden 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, and grasses besides a bounty of wonderful gift items to select from in our Garden Center. See the Pest Guard, portable protection for your plants and veggies. Check out our various planters, top of the line pruning shears, and more. It's time to dig in for the busy 2023 season ahead; buy new pots for your plants indoors and out. 

The beautiful deer-resistant flowers on butterfly bushes 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! 

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What To Do in the Garden

 
  • Shallots and garlic are great crops to plant in November. Space the garlic cloves 6 inches apart, and plant them pointy-end up.

  • Lettuce is another great crop to get started this month. It’s fairly cold hardy planted under a hoop house. Spinach and Kale are also good veggies to plant now. 

  • Identify any vulnerable limbs, removing broken or dead branches now to make sure winter weather doesn’t worsen things. 

  • Plant bare-root trees. Keep them moist and cool until you’re able to plant them.

  • Remove and destroy fallen leaves and plant debris from under any plant that had rust, fungus, or other disease. 

  • Cut and dry or freeze remaining herbs.

  • Clean leaves, dirt, and pine needles between the boards of wooden decks to thwart mold and mildew growth.

  • Inspect decks for splintering, decay, or insect damage and treat, if needed, to prevent further deterioration over the winter.

  • After you’ve harvested your last citrus crop, remember to reward these heavy feeders for all their tasty production by giving them some organic fertilizer.

  • Clean soil from planters. Bring pots made of clay or other fragile materials indoors. Because terra cotta pots can swell and crack, lay them on their sides in a wood carton.

  • Give your lawn its last application of fertilizer this month after the last mowing for early green-up next spring. 

  • Mulch your evergreens and shrubs before freezes come. 

  • Protect your shrubs from deer, see our deer products

 

Perennials - Plant wildflower seeds after a killing frost. Scatter the seeds according to the package directions. Compress them into the soil, but don’t bury them. Water the soil so that it’s moist but not soaking wet. 

 

Wait on pruning Crape Myrtles until March, and roses until February. Evergreens can be pruned now, and most folks feed them lightly after pruning. Don't forget about those hard-working ground covers! Many have small flowers and will survive our winters. 

As leaves start falling, simply mulch them in place—the composting leaf litter will benefit your soil greatly. As leaves start to accumulate, and bagging is a must, use those shredded leaves in your beds, which gives you free soil and nutrients!

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.

Garden tool maintenance is a must. Sanding, sharpening, and oiling will preserve your tools for many seasons. 

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. Consider these when planning your fall garden crops!

Spread manure, rotted sawdust, rotted straw, and shredded leaves over the garden after your fall harvest this year, and plow them under; you'll be surprised at the difference this organic matter will make in the fertility, physical structure and water-holding capacity of the soil.

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!

Available seasonally!

Our 2023 Fruit & Nut trees List, Click Here

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Pansies
Pansies

They love cool weather and often survive even through the snow.

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Zinnias
Zinnias

A workhorse in the garden, these come in many shades and heights.

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Tulips
Tulips

Bloom early in the year, various colors, potted.

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Vinca
Vinca

Hardy groundcover, perennial

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Fall trees
Fall trees

Colorful fall color

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Verbena
Verbena

A happy perennial that spreads easily, comes in several types and colors.

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Crape myrtle
Crape myrtle

Beautiful flowering trees with wonderful bark, in different colors, a great addition to any garden.

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Blue Fescue
Blue Fescue

A wonderful all season plant.

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Hanging baskets
Hanging baskets

Petunias thrive

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Mums
Mums

In shades of yellow, orange, white these are hardy plants for fall

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Lavender
Lavender

Always a welcome addition, these perennials grow tall with fragrant flowers.

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Plant Color in any season
Plant Color in any season

Plant seasonal selections in containers to welcome your family and guests as they arrive at your door.

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Crape Myrtle
Crape Myrtle

Beautiful flowering trees with wonderful bark, really wonderful in the fall

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Heuchera
Heuchera

Lovely plants that thrive in dappled shade, sending up slender flower stalks.

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Smokebush
Smokebush

An intriguing statement, with fluffy poofs, this is an easy care tree.

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About Face rose
About Face rose

Heralding summer!

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Potted plants
Potted plants

Combining succulents and trailing plants in your pots add colorful variety. Be sure the watering needs are similar.

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