>April 26-May 3

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>In this magnificent spring season, new flowers are constantly coming into bloom at the TBG! Visit often to catch the changing face of the gardens.

In the Garden Hall Courtyard you will find:
Rhododendrum dauricum ‘Arctic Pearl’ (Rhododendron). This cultivar features particularly exceptional hardiness for cold and its white blossoms flower earlier than most rhododendrons in spring.


In the Demonstration Courtyard:

Narcissus ‘Ice Follies’ (Large-cupped Daffodil); Large-cupped daffodils produce one flower per stem and this variety is one of the most reliable bloomers with clumps multiplying and spreading readily over time.

In the Demonstration Courtyard and Entry Garden:
Narcissus triandrus ‘Thalia’ (Daffodil, Orchid Narcissus). Each stem bears two to three fragrant snow-white flowers. Thalia is the oldest known hybrid derived from the N. triandus species, dating from 1610.

In the Demonstration Courtyard:

Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant’ (Summer Snowflake). A Europeann genus with species commonly known as snowflakes and often regarded as a poor relative to the Galanthus. Despite its common name, Summer Snowflake blooms in spring.

In the Garden Hall Courtyard -Waterfall

Brunnera macrophylia ‘Jack Frost’ (Siberian Bugloss) with Brunnera ‘King’s Ransom’ behind. Brunneras have heart-shaped leaves. Jack Frost’s are silver with mint-green veins, while B. ‘King’s Ransom’s are a rich silver and gold.

In the Show Garden:
Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’ (Magnolia); this fast growing, yellow-flowered hybrid has scented flowers and a distinctly upright oval habit, making it quite exceptional!

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:
Tulipa greigii ‘Fringed Red Riding Hood’ (Tulip);this Greigii hybrid features red-fringed flowers on stunning purple-streaked leaves.

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:

Tulipa ‘Jaap Groot’ (‘The Perennial Tulip’); white-trimmed foliage, flowers of soft, creamy-white punctuated with a yellow frame – these giants are known for their exceptional perennial quality to bloom reliably year after year.

In the Garden Hall Courtyard above the waterfall:

Cercis canadensis (Weeping Eastern Redbud) – a small weeping cultivar known for the absence of an upright leader, thus limiting the height it reaches to about five feet

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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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