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

Heather's Helpful Hint

Beneficial Bees
July 19, 2012

It is estimated that about one third of all plants or plant products important for our health are directly or indirectly dependent on bee pollination. The immense value of bees as pollinators has been known for many years, but unfortunately this knowledge is not widely appreciated or understood.

Lack of bees for pollination can mean a significant crop loss for a farmer. While we may think that we are not impacted, crop loss greatly effects the variety of foods to which we have access and the cost to us comes at a very high price.

Bees are in danger of disappearing from our environment and all of us can play a part in preventing that from happening. Educating ourselves and our children is a great start to changing attitudes about bees.

Honeybees and bumblebees which are non aggressive pollinators are still plentiful here at Waterloo Gardens amidst our flowering shrubs and perennials. Please consider planting a selection of bee attractors in your gardens. You may want to consider carefully where to place these plants, but we assure you that these friendly bees are not attracted to your food or your body, and they will bring health to you, your garden, and the farming communities we so greatly depend on for our food.

Visit us soon to learn more about plants that attract beneficial insects to the landscape. We can all make a little difference that becomes a significant contribution when we do it together.

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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.