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

Heather's Helpful Hint

It's a Great Time to Plant Perennials
August 25, 2011

So many customers are asking for hardy chrysanthemums and in an effort to accommodate, we always bring a few in early. There is very little color appearing because mums need cool nights for their buds to open, but we have a good selection and fall asters as well. 

I am always a little sad to say goodbye to so many wonderful hardy perennials this time of year. Right now and into the fall is a perfect time to plant hardy perennials and there are many that are prime right now. Agastache, Russian Sage, Heliopsis, Rudbeckia, Coreopsis, Echinacea, and Asclepias are just a few that you should take a look at. 

Planting in the fall is easier on the plants and also simpler for you. More water makes for softer ground and less hand watering, but since the ground is still warm plants establish quickly. 

Please don't fall so quickly into autumn. Summer temperatures will be with us for awhile and we have what you need for a colorful perennial garden next year! 

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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.