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 26

>August 26

>The week of August 25-31 In the Garden Hall Courtyard a terrific late summer grouping of Anemone x hybrida ‘September Charm’ (Japanese Anemone) with Anemone…

>August 12,2009

>August 12,2009

>In the Nature Garden you will find: Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem) with Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ (Black-eyed Susan)   In the Herb Garden: Rhus…

>July 27- August 3

>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…

>July 20 - 26

>July 20 – 26

>This week we thought we would share a few of Head Gardener Sandra Pella’s favourite combinations blooming at the TBG this week. Enjoy! In the…

>Blooming this week (July 6- 12)

>Blooming this week (July 6- 12)

>Along 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 Garden:…