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

Heather's Helpful Hint

Heavenly Hydrangeas
June 13, 2013

This weekend we celebrate the hydrangea. Few plants evoke such nostalgia or create more excitement in the garden. The blooms of hydrangea have graced many weddings, welcomed new babies, expressed love on Mother's Day or a special anniversary, and appreciation for many deserving teachers. Everyone knows this plant even if the name escapes them.

The flowers are gorgeous and long lasting. They can be pink or blue or purple or white, and lace cap, snowball, or panicle in shape. Some grow three feet or less, others grow as large as eight to ten feet, and a hydrangea vine may reach twenty feet or more. Some of these shrubs need afternoon shade and others grow beautifully in full sun. In other words, everyone has a place in their garden for at least one hydrangea.

While a tree form hydrangea can be used singularly in your landscape, most hydrangeas lend more beauty to your garden when combined with complementary shrubs and perennials. An azalea or small leafed rhododendron lend both size and texture difference in a partial shade location. Add coral bells, astilbe, and small shade loving grasses for additional layering of color and grace. Sun loving hydrangeas work beautifully with knockout or drift roses and the colors of lavenders and salvias complete the picture.

We are excited this weekend to present to you the largest selection of hydrangeas that we will have all season. While more varieties may arrive as they come into color, you will find many to choose from during this weekend as we celebrate the heavenly hydrangea!

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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.