Specialized Gardening in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas



Beautiful hanging baskets lush with colorful flowers!




Grass and Clover Seed


Lovely grounds at the garden center


The Peace Lily makes a lovely indoor evergreen plant, blooming often.


Raspberries, fun to
grow, fun to eat!



We purchase quality house plants



Plant Poppies in the fall for early spring bloomers in a variety of colors to delight


Potted Plants make wonderful gifts



Unique Selection of Potted Planters







Always fun and new things to see at the Nursery


Beautiful roses!



The Garden Center receives wonderful plants!

After the Delivery!


Come see our great variety of plant material

Large selection of trees, shrubs and Deer resistant plants






Shipment in progress





Apples are easy backyard fruit to grow




The cocoa to lavender colors, early to bloom, handsome & bushy…chock full of green leaves, Koko Loco is a treasure in the garden.











Whimsical garden things and so much more!































































































































The Nursery is a Happy Place To Be!



We all know that Fall is a great time to plant. Our Onion sets are here. Early as promised and organic! Walla Walla, Red Burger, White Castle and Yellow Camelot. Also fall bulbs are here and lots of winter veggies like kale, spinach, lettuce. The pansies are incredibly beautiful. We have a mix called Pumpkin Pie and another called apple cider. Garlic is here! We have California White, Italian Pink, Spanish Rojo and Elephant!


Master Gardeners ClassES OCTOBER 2016


Wonderful, wonderful rain!! The garden center is lush with so many choices.... come for the best selections. October is nearing the end, and it’s still the perfect time to go apple picking! Now time to get ready for Halloween. Come see what we have... lovely golden perennials and garden accessories! Fun things, too!

Weekends will be full of fun at the garden center!




We can garden in the house. Fall fun with pumpkins!


We can garden in the water!! Enjoy a few more weeks.


We have new house plants. Visit Soon!



Time to Get Back in the Garden

The cooler temperatures are here. Our plants are starting to turn their beautiful fall colors. This is a great time to get things established. We have a great selection of fall veggies, pansies, shrubs and trees. It's also a great time to fertilize.


New Arrivals!

Fall bulbs are here along with garlic and onions! The onions are a bit early this year, as we had to find a new supplier. If you are not ready we can get them again in the early part of next year. Berry plants will be arriving with our bare root fruit trees in January. It seems like none of you really want them until after the holidays, so I am trying something new. Asparagus and Rhubarb will still arrive in the fall. The bare root fruit tree list is ready if you want to pick it up and see what is available for 2017. As in years past you can reserve your fruit trees with a 50% deposit and receive a 10% discount.



"l appreciate all of you so much. I am grateful that Ridge Road Garden Center has become not just a business, but a place that you can come for gardening advice, for cheering yourself up and for experiencing the joy that flowers and growing your own fruit and veggies bring. Thank you and I look forward to seeing all of you again soon." :) Salye


This fall create a container garden in a large pumpkin to decorate for fall and Thanksgiving. Remove the insides, and line it with moss. Use a large center plant, like a croton, add a mum or two, an ornamental pepper and golden variegated ivy. Get the idea? Use plants you like and that will mimic the wonderful fall colors all around you. Snuggle the plants in tightly. This beauty will provide fall interest all season long. If you use evergreens in this fall container, it will last all winter long on a porch, patio or at the back door. Fernspray Gold Hinoki cypress has beautiful yellow and green foliage, paired with bright pansies in gold and crimson shades, it will be a show stopper! Choose any combination of plants that please you, and do provide a little contrasting color plant also to your arrangement.


An elegant fall centerpiece could be made by spraying a pumpkin with gold or silver glitter. Place it on a platter with pinecones and acorns for a beautiful fall arrangement. Mums are the quintessential autumn plant, with rich tones of bronze, red, gold and lavender. Flowering cabbages planted with them will bring an interesting contrast. Perennials are spectacular in autumn.


We have Soil Building Compost, which is excellent as a mulch to reduce your water usage during these triple digit summer days! Soil Moist is a wonderful polymer that can be added to pots to hold extra water. We carry the best mulch and planting mix to keep your plants happy and moist. By late September, cool-season grasses may look a bit rough and tired. It’s time to feed your lawn to green it up and encourage fresh new growth.


* For best selections, buy your spring bulbs now; tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, lilies and crocuses.

* Plant beds with cool-season flowers: pansies, calendula, candytuft, foxgloves, snapdragons, stock, and sweet alyssum.
* Plant cool-season veggies: broccoli, carrots, cauliflowers, lettuces and greens, potatoes, radishes, and peas.



A new 2016 Rosa Grandiflora is 'Miss Congeniality' (white with a pink picotee edge), disease resistant and fragrant, perfect for cutting. Another is "Cutie Pie", a Hybrid tea, yellow with pink blending to peachy color, slight fragrance and beautiful. It's still a great time to plant for perennials. Plants and seeds or even garden statuary make wonderful gifts any time of year! There is so much available, new additions almost every week, so come soon to check out our wonderful plants. Our garden center is situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada's, in the gold country of Amador County. The garden center is managed by our daughter, Salye LaBelle, and is located at 18815 Ridge Road, Pine Grove, California.


Our goal is to provide quality, healthy plants like those pictured here... along with good service, building great relationships with you, our customers, and offering you the finest in garden products, accessories and the latest in horticulture. We have Japanese maples, birdbaths and lots of new color from Emerisa Gardens! The heat is here, and time to get those drought tolerant plants into the ground. Photo Left-Japanese maples; Photo Right-The Garden Center


The nursery is full, stocked with beautiful things, like the Cyclamen shown here. We feature many great selections from local growers with seasonal shipments of herbs and beautiful perennials and annuals. Check back often as deliveries are weekly and we have something sure to delight you. Plant your 2016 garden with delicious fruit trees and beautiful roses! All Dwarf Citrus trees are designed to grow in a pot, so they are easy to protect from the frost. You will love our selections! We have 15 different varieties of peaches including "Arctic Supreme" a two-time taste test winner. Large, white flesh, nearly freestone when fully ripe. This peach is sweet and tangy, with a fine delicate flavor, and firm texture. It's a great time this month to select and plant the fruit trees you want. It's been raining and it's still a great time to plant trees and perennials!

What's new?
*"Raised Bed Potting Mix" a 3 cu. ft bale that you can plant your vegetables into: organic, economical
*"Coco Loco" a potting mix made from coconut coir fiber: produced from coconut husks which are a renewable resource, resists compaction, easily re-wets, absorbs water evenly for superior aeration.
We also have some natural fungicides and insecticides from Dr Earth that are safe to use....period.
*Seed starting essentials like new Cow Pots, seed starting pots made from composted cow manure.
New  Renee's Seeds "Circus Circus" tricolor carrots ,"Full Moon and Vesuvius" true Thai chilies and "Mikado" Japanese Baby Turnips. Time to plant those fall veggies.



*O My! Goat Milk Bath and Body
Who doesn't love fruity floral? This wonderful, bright scent of tart berries & modern floral is well balanced by a mellow & natural vanilla, bringing together a spa-like experience that will leave your mind & soul in complete harmony.


What to do in the FALL Garden? Autumn here and there'a much to do in the garden to winterize.

*Empty your pots and wash them. Put the old soil in the compost and new growths will nourish it.
*Clip all the dead growth on perennials down to the ground. This helps perennials weather the winter.
*This is also the time to plant bulbs,before winter sets in. We carry so many selections.
*Start planning your winter garden; Now is the time to plan if you want to plant winter crops.
*Sow fast-maturing crops like beetroot, spinach, chard and kohl rabi for a late crop you can harvest through autumn.

*Give garden tools a good cleaning, both the tool part and the handles. Apply 3 in 1 oil with a sponge or cloth.


Lots of new things to try! Visit us SOON while selections are good.


The Nursery is a happy place to be with blooming shrubs, ground covers, and hardy perennials of many varieties. There is an amazing array for your garden and for gift selections. Guess which holidays are almost upon us! We also have lovely house plants that make great gifts throughout the year for any occasion. We specialize in deer resistant and drought tolerant plants that thrive in the sierra foothills.


Our area is Sunset zones 7 and 8. Come visit for a wonderful afternoon! Stock up on beautiful plants for your garden! Trees, bulbs, seeds, plants, and perennials make great gifts for any time of year. We have amazing gift choices for Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts!


We carry different blends of seed for lawns in our area, Shade Blend, no Mow (for a  natural meadow look requiring low water),  and 90-10. We recommend using fertilizer which is formulated by the the sod company for our part of the country using special micronutrients to ensure a healthy lawn. They match most sod blends too. Spring and fall are good times to sow new lawns, or repair patches in your lawn. We have several soil additives for every scenario in your garden. See our selections, click Here Delta Bluegrass

We also have an amazing, professional line of products, including Bonide for organic gardening needs, Captain Jack's products safe for your fruit, vegetables, citrus and grapes. See our Product page for more garden aids and fine products from Bonide, AgraQuest, Safer, and Sluggo.  


We have classes throughout the year including special events and demonstrations.


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Monday through Saturday, Open 9:00 - 5:00pm 

Closed Sundays

18815 Ridge Road, Pine Grove, CA 95665

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