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

Heather's Helpful Hint

Chrysanthemums are 'Photoperiodic'
August 26, 2010

It seems as if summer is coming to an end. Even though the official date is not for another three and a half weeks, the start of school signals the launch into the fall. After all the heat this season many of us are ready for the change and so many of our customers are looking for hardy mums to liven up their landscape. 

Be patient! Chrysanthemums are 'photoperiodic' which simply means that they bloom in response to shorter days and longer nights which bring cooler temperatures.

Last year we saw early blooming because of the cool damp weather, and this year the blossoms are delayed because of excessive heat and little rain. Consequently unless they have been forced you will see flowers appearing a little later. We do have mums in stock but if you are like me and just have see the color to purchase exactly what you are looking for give it a little more time. Shorter cooler days are on their way!

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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.