>April 1 – 8

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>In the Garden Hall Courtyard you will find:
Iris reticulata ‘Natascha’ (Dwarf Wild Iris); shows unusual colouration with palest of blue flowers, with green veins and a golden blotch

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:
Galanthus nivalis forma pleniflorus ‘Flore Pleno’ (Snowdrop); this double-flowered form of the common snowdrop spreads easily

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:

Erica carnea ‘March Seedling’ (Spring Heath); one of the hardiest of the heaths, this later flowering carnea has masses of pale heliotrope flowers
In the Waterfall Garden:

Crocus vernus‘Grand Maitre’ (Giant Crocus); this giant crocus, a late-spring flowering Dutch hybrid, reaches 6 inches in height, with dark blue flowers

Iin the West View Terrace Garden:
Crocus chrysanthus ‘Cream Beauty’ (Crocus); smaller than average, this cultivar was introduced in 1943 from the Netherlands; it bunch flowers with more than one flower coming from a single corm

In the Garden Hall Courtyard Demonstration Garden:

Iris reticulata (Dwarf Wild Iris); blooms late winter early spring in shades of blue and purple

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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.

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