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

Heather's Helpful Hint

Adding Summer Color to Your Garden
June 23, 2011

Nothing is quite as satisfying this time of year as color in your garden. All the broadleaf shrubs like azalea, rhododendron, and laurel have long since lost their blossoms along with spring flowering trees, but now the color is found in summer blooming shrubs, perennials, annuals and tropicals. There are so many colors and shades of color that your choices are unlimited.

Sometimes that makes for chaos in your garden and often a customer will tell us that they love each individual plant they purchased but when they put them all together, it just doesn't work. You can avoid that outcome by selecting a color scheme and choosing plants that complement each other. You also need to consider height and texture in your garden beds.

Important as well is planting in groups or en masse. While there is a great temptation to have one of everything, a few masses of color have far more impact than many individual plants of different hues.

There is so much to choose from in early summer. Please visit our nursery and greenhouse for expert advice and help in choosing just what you need for a garden that you will enjoy all summer long. 

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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.