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.
>Top five picks for this week (June 22-28)

What’s in Bloom: June 22-28

Our Entry Garden Walk is floriferous, here are a few notable blooms: Salvia nemerosa ‘Amethyst’ (Perennial Sage) Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Concord Grape’ (Spiderwort) Trifolium rubens…

>What's new this week (June 8- 14)

What’s in Bloom: June 8-14

Along the Entry Garden Walk there are some striking blooms: Paeonia ‘Buckeye Belle’ Peony Paeonia ‘Krinkled White’ (Peony) Papaver orientale ‘Karine’ (Oriental Poppy) In the…

>Top picks for this week (June 1- 7)

What’s in Bloom: June 1-7

In the Entry Walk Garden: Paeonia ‘Red Charm’ (Double Peony) Astrantia major ‘Roma’ (Masterwort) Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ (Perennial Sage) In the Entry Courtyard: Clematis ‘Arctic…

>May 20, 2009

What’s in Bloom: May 20-27

The Entry Garden Walk Tulipa’Don Quichotte’ Tulipa ‘Purple Dream’ Tulipa’Jazz’ Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’ Tulipa ‘Lilac Wonder’ Polygonatumx hybridum Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ In the Terrace Garden…