Author Archives: Sandra Pella

About Sandra Pella

Sandra Pella has worked as Head Gardener of the Toronto Botanical Garden since 2008. She holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, and upon graduation worked in the financial sector until the pull of plants was too much to resist, whereupon she found herself at Janet Anderson Perennials (formerly JEA Perennials) as a horticultural technician. She has been the Perennial Manager at Summerhill Nursery & Floral followed by the Assistant Horticulturist at the TBG prior to its renovation. Sandra worked as a Gardener for two seasons with the City of Toronto as well as seasonal Gardener for the TBG prior to being named Head Gardener. She is self-taught in the field and thus greatly appreciated the experience a gardening internship in 2009 at Great Dixter in the UK brought to her. Sandra has a regular What’s In Bloom blog and is one of the spokespeople for the TBG.
>August 12,2009

What’s in Bloom: August 12

In the Nature Garden: Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem) with Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ (Black-eyed Susan) In the Herb Garden: Rhus typhina (Tiger Eyes) =’Bailtiger’…

>July 27- August 3

What’s in Bloom: July 27-August 3

In the Entry Garden: Sanguisorba tenuifolium ‘Album’ (Chinese Burnet) Hemerocallis ‘Pardon Me’ (Daylily) with Echinacea ‘Vintage Wine’ (Purple Coneflower) In the Demonstration Garden: Lysimachia clethroides…


What’s in Bloom: July 6-12

In the Entry Garden Walk: Thalictrum ‘Elin’ (Meadow Rue) Veronicastrum virginicum’Fascination’ (Culver’s Root)   In the Water Garden: Geranium ‘Rozanne’ (Hardy Geranium) In the Knot…