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

Seasonal Tip

Autumn Color for Your Garden
September 21, 2009

Many plants are at their best in the fall. Ornamental grasses, trees and shrubs with colorful foliage and/or berries, and fall-blooming perennials all contribute to the autumn garden. Ornamental grasses, whether grouped in clusters or planted singly as focal points, add instant texture and form to the garden in any season. Calamagrostis (Feather Reed Grass), Hakonechloa (Japanese Forest Grass) and Panicum 'Shenandoah' (Red Switch Grass) are especially useful for adding fall color to the landscape.

If it is foliage color that you're after, look no further than our native trees and shrubs. Oakleaf hydrangeas, Fothergilla, Itea, Chokeberries, Sumac, and Blueberries all have brilliant fall color, while Red Maples, Sweetgums, and Blackgums top the list for trees. Many non-native Japanese Maples also showcase amazing colors during the fall months.

Plants with berries also add autumn interest. Beauty Berry displays hundreds of tiny purple berries, while Viburnum berries come in shades of blue, pink, red, white, and black, depending on the variety. Many of our other favorites, such as Gaultheria, Cotoneaster, Hollies, Pyracantha, and Winterberry have berries in traditional red and orange fall color, usually lasting well into the winter months.

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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.