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

Seasonal Tip

Low Maintenance Perennials
June 21, 2009

Enjoy your gardens instead of being a slave to them by using low maintenance plants. Then you can spend more time relaxing and less time working!

FOR SUN: Lavender - Deer resistant, fragrant gray-blue foliage with profuse purple flower spikes. Most varieties grow up to 24" tall and wide.

Coreopsis 'Crème Brulee' - new improved version of 'Moonbeam.' Grows 10-12" tall with prolific soft yellow flowers.

Gaura - Long-blooming, butterfly-like flowers on wispy stems make this perennial perfect for the garden or even for cascading over a wall.

FOR SHADE: Variegated Solomon's Seal - A very underused plant that has beautiful variegated foliage with small, fragrant white flowers.

Coral Bells - Many colorful varieties of Coral Bells (Heuchera) can certainly brighten up a shady spot. Colors range from deep purple to lime green and even peach. Just plant, water, and let the color take over!

Hosta - No shade garden is complete without a hosta. There are so many varieties to choose from, you are certain to find one that suits your taste. They are simple to grow and hummingbirds are attracted to their fragrant flowers.

The above mentioned are only a sampling of many low-care perennials, so be sure to ask about others on your next visit to Waterloo Gardens!

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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.