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

Heather's Helpful Hint

Feed the Birds
January 03, 2013

The birds we see in our backyards and neighborhoods this time of year are those that stay either as permanent residents or are winter tourists. During these cold months a little kindness goes a long way.

Food availability for birds that do not migrate is in short supply when the temperatures drop. Many kinds of bird seed mixtures are available including regional blends that appeal to specific birds like cardinals and chickadees. Black-oil sunflower seed will attract many birds and have both a high meat to shell ratio and high fat content which birds need in the winter months for energy. In addition, the small size and thin shell make this seed ideal for small birds to handle and crack open. High energy suet provides a quick source of food and a very good substitute for the protein rich insects that are difficult to find in the winter.

If you have not yet discovered the delight of feeding our local bird populations now is the perfect time to begin. Visit the Garden Department at Waterloo Gardens where you will find a great variety of feeders and lots of choices of seed to get started. Ask one of our experts for advice on placement of feeders and recommendations for seed selection. This is a great activity for children and adults alike.

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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.