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Main Line Gardens
376 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-2300

Heather's Helpful Hint

Grace in the Garden: Ornamental Grasses
July 27, 2010

Ornamental grasses are becoming more popular every year and gardeners are trying to think of ways to integrate these graceful plants into their landscape. This is a great time to purchase and plant an ornamental grass because they have put on enough size for you to see how they look close to their yearly maturity and there is plenty of time for your grasses to get established before the fall and winter.

Grasses come in many sizes from small mounds of blue fescue to six foot high and more miscanthus. Many ornamental grasses require full sun but there are others that tolerate shadier conditions.

While grasses can stand alone or in groups of the same variety in your garden, their beauty is often enhanced by a companion shrub, perennial, or a colorful annual. Late summer perennials such as coneflowers and black-eyed Susan combine beautifully as do needle leaf evergreens which will bring color in the winter landscape.

Please stop by for a look at our wide selection of ornamental grasses and ask one of our experts to help you choose the perfect companion for added interest in your garden.

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Read about Main Line Gardens acquiring Waterloo Gardens!

Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.