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Spring is in full bloom at the TBG this week!

In the Water Garden – North you will find:
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’ (Loebner Magnolia); a small tree grown for its profusion of fragrant white star-shaped blooms on bare wood

In the West Lawn Garden:
Tulipa praestans ‘Unicum’ (Tulip); this bunch tulip will perennialze as it is a species tulip; having mutiple orange-red flowers above cream edged foliage

In the Show Garden:

Narcissus cyclaminnnnneus ‘Jetfire’ (Daffodil) ; this smaller variety of Narcissus has yellow reflexed petals with bright orange trumpets

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:

Tulipa kaufmanniana ‘Hearts Delight’ (Waterlily Tulip); this Waterlily type is so named since on very sunny days the petals will open fully to a star shape

In the West View Terrace Garden:

Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ (Loebner Magnolia); this rounded, small tree has star-shaped flowers with 12 white petals on the inside, pinkish-purple on the outside

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:

Tulipa kaufmanniana ‘Goudstuk’ (Waterlily Tulip); another Waterlily Tulip with bright yellow petals, having red striping on every second outer petal; very early flowering

In the Trellis Garden:

Narcissus ‘Flyer (Split-Corona Daffodil) ; the crown of ‘Flyer’ is amassed with tightly packed frilled petals of egg-yolk yellow; a vigorous and long-lived large flowering daffodil

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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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