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. There’s usually something to do for your garden at any point in the year. It could be actual hands-on chores or preparing for the next busy season. The Garden Center has all you need! Spring has arrived and this is one of the busiest seasons ever! Come see our vegetable seedlings!
The Garden Center offers Gift certificates, house plants, yard art, tools & more!🌱🌿🌼💝 Check out our colorful perennials, shrubs and plants. Remember: If you want a stunning show of color next spring, this fall is the time to plan your bulb garden. Daffodils, tulips, crocus, hyacinths and other spring-blooming bulbs are planted in the 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 selections. Lots of interesting new varieties and types of fruit each year. See what's blooming all around you and make notes for fall planting!
Annuals such as Dahlia, Impatiens, Mahonia, salvia, Mandevilla, violas, Coleus, Begonia, petunia, snapdragon, stock, sweet alyssum, nasturtiums and geraniums have a long bloom period and are great standards for every garden. There is such an abundance of lovely seasonal perennials for your gardens. Don't forget about the wonderful ornamental grasses and flowering lawn covers like Red Apple and flowering Thyme. Ask what we have available.
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, 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 décor. We carry ferns, houseplants, 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!
Seasonal News & Arrivals
Pansies, Dahlias & More!
Early blooming flowers like Rhodos, Primrose, Anemones, Pansies, and Ranunculus plants have arrived. These are perfect for cheering up your gardens! We have many other garden flowers that everyone will love! Check out our locally-made pottery for all your indoor succulents. We have garden knee pads, garden pots for your porch or deck, garden art, vases, gemstones, house plants, and statuary. We have lotions for those garden hands, and solar lights to beautify your gardens at night. Beautiful pots, & other garden goodies too many to mention are here for your favorite gardeners! See our Products
Our roses are blooming beautifully like the Dick Clark rose shown to the left... grown by Weeks Roses and shipped to us ready to plant!
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. See our whimsical garden statuary, religious figures, and assorted critters. See the Pest Guard, portable protection for your plants and veggies. Check out the planters, top of the line pruning shears and more. It's time to get your gardens ready for the new season; buy new pots to highlight your plants indoors and out.
Fruit and Nut trees
Over 50 varieties of bare root fruit and nut trees!🍎🍐🍒🍑 Come and see our healthy fruit and nut trees; one is just perfect for your backyard. Beautiful spring flowers on these fruit trees. 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!
Any time is the right time to snuggle in bright and cheery plants to brighten up porch or walkways! Dress it up with colorful flowers and plants! Check out the garden center for what's blooming. We also have wonderful gift items for any occasion! Peruse our nursery to find that perfect item for your garden, or a friend's garden. Plant something new this year; try a new vegetable or herb. We have a bounty of exciting, new seedlings.
What To Do in the Garden
Start hardening off your peppers and tomatoes before planting outdoors. Soil temps must be warm.
Keep “hilling up” potatoes.
Be sure to harvest leafy greens often because they will soon bolt.
If the forecast looks good, sow seeds outdoors of beans, okra, pumpkin, sweet corn, and watermelon. Plant only partial rows of beans and sweet corn so that successive plantings can be done every week or two.
Get carrots, radishes, and potatoes in the ground.
Keep adding to your compost pile.
Have a trellis system in place for your tomato patch before the plants begin to sprawl.
Keep covers handy to protect cold-sensitive crops from late frosts and freezes if you are in those areas.
Pansy and other annuals planting time has arrived.
It's a great time to prune trees for corrective pruning.
Repot houseplants if needed and give a good feeding.
Spray leaves with a strong jet of water to dislodge most of the aphids you are beginning to see. Insecticidal soap is an organic approved product that provides pretty good control as long as the insects are wetted well. A second and third treatment to kill newly hatched eggs may be needed in 5-7 days.
Anywhere the mulch is wearing thin, reapply it.
Be sure and order your fruit and shade trees soon.
Eliminate invading vines covering trees and shrubs.
Perennials - By the end of this month, it should be safe to plant almost everything outdoors -tender annual flowers like impatiens as well as tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. Houseplants, too, can be moved to a shady spot in the yard for their summer vacations. Easy annuals to grow from seed which provide an equally bold splash of color are Four O'clock, Cosmos, Zinnias, nasturtiums, calendula and cornflowers. Container gardens make attractive accents to grow in the problem landscape spots.
If you didn’t do this in fall, go ahead and clean and sharpen pruners and shovels. Also it is a good idea to treat your pruners with a 10% bleach water solution to soak and kill off any diseases that could still be on the blades.
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.
Kale – It's always the perfect time to sow kale and chard. They thrive in the cold, 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 nutritional plant thinning's in your salads or stir fry! Leeks are another great plant that you can get started indoors. You can also get a late planting of spinach started in April!
Lettuce - If you’re in zones 7 or 8, May is the time to plant summer crisp lettuce varieties. These varieties can handle the heat and sunshine of the summer, so that you can have delicious salads all summer long! Summer crisp lettuces are all hybrid plants. They are extremely heat tolerant. On top of heat tolerance, they are also very resistant to tip burn, bottom rot and bolting. They all are loosehead type lettuces (think butter crunch).
Chives tolerate cold well and add depth of flavor to soups, stews and egg dishes. Other herbs, like thyme or parsley, are the perfect size for a cold frame or small indoor garden. Cooking with herbs is a lovely way to bring the freshness of the garden into your every day cooking, winter or spring.
Now is the time to get summer and winter squash started in your garden! There are a ton of varieties that you can choose from, so consider trying a new variety this year! May is also the perfect time to get your melons started in the garden! Some favorites melons to grow are watermelon, cantaloupe, and Crenshaw melons.