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 air conditioned and 1600 square feet of unique and often one-of-a-kind gifts. The Garden Center offers Gift certificates, house plants, yard art, tools & more!🌱🌿🌼💝 Check out our heat tolerant perennials, shrubs and plants. We also have several beauties from Emerisa Nursery and Wild Geese Farms!! Over 50 varieties of fruit and nut trees suitable for foothill orchards, ready for planting in the fall! If you want a stunning show of color in spring, now is the time to plan your bulb garden. Daffodils, tulips, crocus, hyacinths and other spring-blooming bulbs are planted in fall. They grow roots into early winter, then rest until it's time to sprout and bloom in early to late spring, depending on the type. Added bonus for our area is that many are deer resistant!! Shop early for the best selection. Lots of interesting new varieties and types of fruit. Pieris and Rhododendrons are ready to bloom in your garden!
Our Roses are 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. Summer days are hot, hot, hot! Planting water-thrifty hanging plants and annuals now is the perfect antidote to the quarantine blues with the promise of dazzling garden displays until fall. Be sure they have some afternoon shade. As your annuals peak out, replace them with hardy, new ones to keep your garden fresh and beautiful.
Annuals such as Cosmos, Sunflowers, Mandevilla, Ageratum, Coleus, African daisy, petunia, snapdragon, stock, sweet alyssum, and geraniums are blooming now. Keep them well-watered, especially now as the temperature warms. As fall approaches, the season brings cooler temps and some rain. Fill pots and borders with colorful Agapanthus, Petunias, trailing foliage, Cleome, and Portulaca. For the cut flower garden, we have a riot of color such as Astilbe, mums, Crocosmia, Daylily, Hydrangea, Snapdragons, geraniums, and other lovely perennials for your gardens.
So many selections 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 the cutest gifts from Universal Ironworks! We also have garden knee pads, new Renee's Garden Seed varieties, plant movers, planting mix, statuary, birdbaths, wind-chimes, gazing balls, garden art, herbal products, garden 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! Visit us soon!
Seasonal News & Arrivals
Beautiful Gifts, & Products
WEAR SUN PROTECTION WHILE GARDENING
Even with hazy skies and cloud coverings, the sun's rays still get through. We have a selection of garden hats and sunglasses. 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 plant scents to keep mosquitoes away besides solar lights to beautify your gardens. Beautiful pots, & other garden goodies for your favorite gardener! See our Products page.
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 get your gardens ready for fall; buy new pots to highlight your plants indoors and out.
Fruit and Nut trees
2021 Fruit Tree Orders! 50% Down gets you 10% Off! Make sure and get what You want! Over 50 varieties of bare root fruit and nut trees!🍎🍐🍒🍑 Start planning your 2021 orchard today! Come and see our healthy fruit and nut trees; one is just perfect for your fall 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 (small trees maintained by summer pruning are much easier to spray, thin, prune and harvest than large trees). Plan your 2021 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‼️See our beautiful Roses. It's time to snuggle in bright and cheery plants to brighten up porch or walkways! Dress it up with colorful flowers and plants! We have wonderful gift items for any occasion!
What To Do in the Garden
Plant shrubs and trees.
Leave sunflower seedheads in place for birds to feed on.
Direct sow seeds for beets, carrots, and radishes.
Time to plant your spring bulbs for 2021.
Prune back spent summer flowers now to encourage more flowers. Give geraniums a trim for more blooms.
Let cosmos, Nigella and calendula self-sow.
Harvest your herbs now before the end of fall.
Pansies give a burst of color in the fall months ahead.
Fill gaps with late-flowering perennials, like sedums.
Cut back perennials that are done blooming.
Always practice effective watering by watering the soil around the base of the plants rather than the foliage.
Add seasonal flowering plants to sidewalks, porch, etc.
Collect ripe seeds from your favorite flowers.
Consider a fall crop of snow peas, spinach, or lettuce.
Perennials-Check out various deer-resistant perennials. Fall is a busy time of year no matter where you live. Be sure to stay in the loop to give your lawn and garden the best chance at producing a fall garden, surviving the winter, and producing in the spring. 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 Four O'clocks, Cosmos, Zinnias, nasturtiums, calendula and cornflowers. Container gardens make attractive accents to grow in the problem landscape spots.
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 are wonderful, colorful perennials to plant, also. We have lovely cheerful hanging baskets for your patio and porch!
Pruning - Always dead head to prolong the bloom season for your flowers, and add bright annuals as the summer goes on into fall to keep your garden looking beautiful. We have a great selection of blooming perennials and annuals for every season! Visit us soon for the best selections.
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. Be sure to enjoy the plant thinnings in your salads or stir fry! Begin planning your fall vegetable garden now. Consider adding peas, chard, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, Brussel sprouts, celery, and collards.
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 weather, often several times, before it bolts. Also, cilantro hates being transplanted. 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. Cut back herbs to refresh growth or to harvest and dry for use later. Herbs that might need some extra attention right now are notoriously enthusiastic mint, oregano and thyme.
Garden Shrubs - It's a great time to plant trees and shrubs.
The garden center is full of wonderful, colorful choices. This is a great time to plant perennials, and select fall veggies. Check out our 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. Let some plants go to seed to self-sow and to feed the birds. Our feathered friends will keep your pest numbers down, bringing joy to the garden, often through winter. Come and see all we have to offer!