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

Seasonal Tip

Instant Garden Annuals
June 21, 2009

What do you think of when you hear the words "Instant Annuals?" Just add water? Instantaneous color? Perhaps miracle plants? In reality, "Instant Annuals" are none of these… and all of these. They are actually larger pots of beautifully developed garden flowers. Instant annuals are found in pots that are 6" to 10" in size. They are grown to the actual size you would see them had they been in the ground since spring. Because they are larger, their root systems are well developed and can withstand planting at this time of the year.

Just add water: As with all plants, you do need to add water. Sunlight and fertilizer help too.

Instantaneous color: Because of their larger size, they add color to any garden, porch, deck, pool, etc. in an instant.

Miracle plants: After the summer heat, sudden violent winds and downpours, and neglect due to vacations, your outdoor living area can get a totally new and refreshed look by removing the tired plants and popping in the fresh. Because they are a larger size, they blend into the landscape as if they had been there all summer. No one would ever know!
"Summer is almost over, why buy annuals now?" you may be thinking. There are quite a few annuals that will continue to perform beautifully until the first heavy frost! They easily withstand temperatures into the 50's and 40's. These great selections are actually rejuvenated by the cool autumn air.

In addition to sprucing up your garden, these great late season bloomers will keep your containers and window boxes looking spectacular as well. Stop in and speak to one of our expert sales associates about annuals would be suitable for your garden.

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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.