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

Heather's Helpful Hint

Keep Your Annuals Blooming
August 18, 2011

The rainy weather of the last few days has been wonderful. Gardeners like me and so many of you have a new lease on life!

This week is the perfect time to extend the life and bloom of your annuals. For many plants including geraniums, petunias, and million bells, the bloom can last well into fall. Lantana, salvia, and verbena are others that will continuing flowering with the proper care right now.

First of all, clean up all your annuals with a good cut back. Deadheading alone may not produce the optimal results, so don't be afraid to sacrifice a few buds in the short term for many more blooms in a week or two. Also, feed your annuals well one more time with a bloom boosting fertilizer. The new foliage and flower growth that appears shortly will be worth all the effort of this week.

You can expect color through September and into October. Check with our experts in the Greenhouse for other recommendations on extending annual color. While you are here, enjoy the selection of house plants which bring the beauty of the outdoors inside as we approach the cooler temperatures. 

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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.