Anemones & other gems

By | What's In Bloom | September 24, 2012 | One comment

Gentiana angustifolia (Alpine gentian) This truly is a garden gem found in the trough in the Demonstration Courtyard.  The trumpets seen here are still closed and will open to an electric blue.

Anemone hupehensis var. japonica ‘Pamina’ (Japanese anemone) Found in the Entry Garden along Lawrence Street, its bright vibrant pink colour can be easily seen from the sidewalk.

Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’ (Grapeleaf anemone) This show-stopper is on the corner of the Entry Garden as you approach from the East.  It is extremely hardy for cold climates and has been flowering since August.

Anemone x hybrida ‘Andrea Atkinson’ (Japanese anemone, windflower) On the north side of the Garden Hall Courtyard bank, Andrea Atkinson has been in flower for weeks now, having white flowers tinged with pink & green on the outer sides.

Anemone x hybrida ‘Whirlwind’ (Japanese anemone) This beauty found in the Knot Garden is described as having pure white, semi-double flowers.

Another colchicum found in the Entry Garden along the Lawrence sidewalk and laneway, is Colchicum ‘The Giant’.

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Sandra Pella about the author: 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.

  • Toni Vella

    Great picture of the gentian

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