Welcome to Ridge Road Garden Center
Beautify Your 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. The Garden Center offers Gift certificates, house plants, yard art, tools & more!🌱🌿🌼💝
We have several beauties from Emerisa Nursery and Wild Geese Farms!! Over 50 varieties of FRUIT & NUT trees suitable for foothill orchards ready for planting! Lots of interesting new varieties and types of fruit. Pieris and Rhododendrons have also arrived and are budded and ready to bloom in your garden!
Our Roses are here in containers fully budded and blooming. Grown by Weeks Roses and shipped to us ready to plant! Price will be approx $35 for shrubs and climbing roses and $45 for small trees. It’s a good time to prepare the garden and plan for the joys of another growing season. Planting now is the perfect antidote to the quarantine blues with the promise of dazzling displays in a few months’ time.
Plant annuals now such as African daisy, foxglove, larkspur, lobelia, pansy, petunia, phlox, snapdragon, stock, sweet alyssum, sweet pea, and viola. Keep them well watered, especially if the temperature warms. Fill pots and borders with cyclamens and violas. Finally, this is the ideal time for planting trees and shrubs, veggies and flowers. Note: it is important that you are careful with your planting, using crop rotation in your raised beds for optimal soil and plant health. For the cut flower garden, we have a riot of color such as violas, Pieris, azaleas, Snapdragons, Pansies and other lovely perennials for your gardens. Pansies just keep blooming, brightening up the gardens.
The cutest gifts from Universal Ironworks are sure to please our Foothill neighbors! The Garden Center has wonderful items for all the special occasions in your lives--birthdays, holidays, retirement, 'Get Well' gifts, anniversaries, gifts for new mothers and fathers, too. If you can't decide, a Gift Certificate is always perfect! We have garden knee pads, new Renee's garden seed varieties, plant movers, planting mix, statuary, birdbaths, wind-chimes, gazing balls, garden art, herbal products, pots, and garden tools, besides a wonderful variety of lush, and beautiful house plants. Selections are wonderful all year long; come and see what we have to offer... it changes seasonally and often weekly. We also carry local artists' gemstones & minerals, copper mobiles, gourd art, water color cards, soy candles and so much more!
House plants & Shade plants
You'll love our comprehensive shade plant section under the arbor; lush and beautiful, with garden statuary and whimsical garden decor. We have ferns, houseplants and outdoor shade selections: caladium, nettle, hosta, hellebore, heuchera, begonia, Peace lily, callas, Lenten rose, coleus, impatiens & others, depending on the season. Stop by soon and browse our Garden Center and Nursery! Come see our great selections. For your gardener friends & family, this is a 'One Stop' shopping bonanza! Visit us soon... bet there's even a gift for You!
Seasonal News & Arrivals
Beautiful Gifts, & Products
BE WELL 🌱 BE GARDENING OUTSIDE. Naturally grown, local tomatoes from Wild Geese Farms have arrived, and are looking for their summer home! Check out our locally-made pottery for all your succulents. We also have garden knee pads, garden pots for your porch or deck, garden art, vases, wind chimes, gemstones, house plants, and statuary. We have lotions for those garden hands, and scents to keep mosquitoes away besides solar lights to beautify your gardens. Beautiful pots, & other garden goodies for your favorite gardener!
The Ridge Road nursery is stocked with beautiful seasonal plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, ground covers, unique statuary and birdbath designs and grasses besides a bounty of wonderful gift items to select from in our Garden Center. Come to see all we have to offer; new items come in weekly! See the Pest Guard, portable protection for your plants and veggies. Check out the statuary, planters and baskets, solar lights, top of the line pruning shears and more. It's time to perk up your gardens for the new seasons; buy new pots to highlight your plants indoors and out.
Fruit and Nut trees
Over 50 varieties of bare root fruit and nut trees!🍎🍐🍒🍑 Start planning your orchard today! Come and see our healthy fruit and nut trees; one is just perfect for your backyard. For the healthiest trees and tastiest fruit, choose the sunniest available planting location. Spacing depends on your garden plan, how much fruit you want from each tree, how many trees are wanted in the total space available and how you intend to control tree size (Remember, small trees maintained by summer pruning are much easier to spray, thin, prune and harvest than large trees). Plan your 2020 garden now and include fruit trees!
BARE ROOT ready for pick up and planting... Over 50 varieties of FRUIT & NUT trees suitable for foothill orchards‼️Our Roses have arrived. It's time to snuggle in those bright and cheery plants to brighten up porch or walkways this year! Dress it up with colorful flowers and plants! Remember how versatile pansies are! We have wonderful gift items for any occasion, besides house plants that are vibrant and ready to go home with you. Visit us Soon!
What To Do in the Garden
Tidy up vegetable plots, add rich compost for planting.
Spray the emerging leaves of peach and nectarine trees to prevent peach leaf curl.
Sow lawn seed now on well-prepared soil and keep the soil moist while it germinates.Repair any bare patches in your lawn.
Feed the lawn with High nitrogen fertilizer.
Cut hydrangea stems down to new buds.
There's still time to prune grape vines until the first buds appear. Fruit will be on new growth.
Blitz perennial weeds in your beds and kitchen garden.
It is time to start staking Perennials, especially the early flowering ones, such as Peonies.
Mulch fruit trees with well-rotted manure or garden compost.
Check your container plants aren’t drying out - the warmer weather will quickly affect soil moisture levels.
When temperatures begin to rise, start work on ponds.
Top dress containers with fresh compost.
Add seasonal flowering plants to sidewalks, porch, etc.
Feed trees, shrubs and hedges with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer.
Lift and divide perennial plants now.
Perennials - Bulbs are blooming abundantly, and the days are getting longer at last. Check out our various deer-resistant perennials. Prune your penstemons now - cut back all the old shoots to the base, provided there is new growth at the bottom of the plant. If there are no new shoots at the base, cut just above the lowest set of leaves. Easy annuals to grow from seed which provide an equally bold splash of color are nasturtiums, calendula and cornflowers.
Blueberry bushes make good companions for other species of fruiting shrubs. These include red raspberry varieties like "Heritage" which grows in USDA zones 4 through 8, and American high bush cranberry which grows in USDA zones 2 through 7. Cranberry and blueberry are native to similar moist, free-draining areas, which suit raspberries as well. The three shrubs may flower and fruit in light shade, but do best in full sun. Cranberry and blueberry complement each other with bright fall leaves.
Sweet alyssum is a flower to grow for its light fragrance; it creeps along the ground creating a carpet of beauty in white or purple. It tolerates heat and cool weather well, and has winter blooms. Petunias and Pansies are wonderful, colorful cool season perennials to plant, also. We have lovely cheerful hanging baskets for your patio and porch!
Pruning - As the flowers fade on Tulips and daffodils, dead head the actual flower, but leave the foliage to die back naturally and do not knot as the foliage aids feeding bulb for flowering next year.
Beets and Carrots - These grow well tucked directly in the soil anytime early spring through late summer. Know that beet seeds often have 3 to 5 'seeds' inside, so thinning beets and chard (they're the same genus/species) is critical for healthy, abundant plants. The good news: these thinning's are also delicious.
Though carrots are truly only a single seed, they are even more sensitive to being to densely planted. Thinning before your seedlings are two inches tall is the dream. Carrots take nearly twice as long to germinate as beets.We have seed potatoes... Red LaSoda, Yukon Gold, Norkotah Russet & Purple Majesty! Spread a nice layer of fresh mulch or compost on your beds, also. Herbs and tomatoes have arrived!
Kale – It's always the perfect time to sow kale and chard. They thrive in the cool, they don't blink in the heat and they're one of the most abundant plants in your garden from the moment you plant them all the way to winter. May is a perfect time to maximize their harvest for the season ahead, either direct sown or transplanted. Be sure to enjoy the thinning's both in the cells or in your garden!
Cilantro loves to grow in the cooler months, in fact surviving the winter when it's sown in September. And it readily re-grows in the cool, often several times, before it bolts. Also, cilantro hates being transplanted. So early May is a perfect time to sow cilantro directly in the soil. For a constant harvest of cilantro over the summer, sow a fresh row every 2-3 weeks and keep it well-watered. Growing in the shade of taller plants (tomatoes, pole beans) will help your cilantro resist bolting, as well.
Garden Shrubs - As the soil warms up and everything starts growing in earnest, it's a good time to give garden shrubs a feed just as the growing season is starting. Sprinkle a general fertilizer around the base of all the shrubs and plants. Suitable fertilizers would be blood fish and bone, Chicken Manure and slow release pellets. Handle with gloves and don't do this on a windy day.
Peas tolerate cool seasons better than most plants in your garden. To some extent, the earlier you plant your peas the earlier you'll harvest peas. Keep in mind: peas developing in cooler temperatures will be sweeter and more tender than those developing in the heat of summer. So tuck them in quick! And whatever you do, please resist starting them indoors; peas absolutely despise having their sensitive root systems uprooted.
The garden center is full of wonderful, colorful choices. This is a great time to plant perennials, veggies, shrubs, and trees also, with an eye to this year's fall color. Encourage hungry birds into your garden by investing in bird baths and bird feeders. Our feathered friends will keep pest numbers down, bringing joy to the garden. Come and see all we have to offer!