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

Heather's Helpful Hint

Deadheading Your Flowers
June 30, 2011

Deadheading (removing spent blossoms) should be done throughout the growing season. By midseason, if you have not taken the time for this task many of your plants probably need a good cleanup.

Most flowering annuals, perennials, and some flowering shrubs will benefit from removing the dead blooms. Some continue to produce new blooms whether or not you deadhead, but many will stop producing flowers altogether unless the seed heads are removed.

In addition to encouraging additional blooming, deadheading refreshes your garden. By midseason many annuals and perennials become overgrown, gangly and just plain messy looking. Dead blooms blanket your garden with unappealing brown, and shriveled flowers becoming quite unsightly.

A thorough midseason deadheading and some trimming of overgrown and damaged foliage will bring new life into your garden. Fertilize at this time as well, and in no time at all new foliage growth and bright new blossoms will appear for a fresh and colorful redecorating of your garden beds.              

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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.