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

Seasonal Tip

Plant Care During a Warm Winter
December 21, 2009

Plants in pots, under eves and porticos, and on the side of the house where rain does not blow (leeward side), often do not get enough water during the winter months and can dry up and die by spring. During exceptionally warm winters, be sure to check these plants closely for water and water heavily each time they are in need. This helps ensure your plants will remain alive throughout the winter.

Many spring bulbs have already emerged and may already be blooming in your garden. If it gets too cold the flowers, buds, and foliage on this premature growth may freeze back. Don’t be alarmed, these plants will continue to push up foliage when it warms again. These bulbs can tolerate a lot of cold weather. It usually takes air temperatures in the mid to low teens to cause significant damage. A good snow prior to severe cold is a real protective blessing for these types of plants.

Some early spring shrubs such as quince and forsythia may also begin to bloom. Let’s hope it stays cold enough for these to not push vegetative growth as well. These are very cold hardy shrubs and the worst that could happen would be they would get frozen back a bit should the weather turn extremely cold.

With a little extra care, your plants will happily survive a warm winter. In the meantime, we will all be looking forward to spring!

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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.