>August 24 – Sept 2

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In the Perennial Border – West you will find:
Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ (Perennial Sunflower); a great back of the border perennial to brighten up the late summer, early fall garden with rech lemon yellow flowers on stems easily reaching four feet

In the Great Perennial Border-East:
Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldstrum’ with Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia); the great blue lobelia is a native pernnial typically found in rich moist locations, here interplanted with the common Black-eyed Susan which also appreciates consistent moisture and displays a profusion of bright flowers on bushy plants

In the Kitchen Garden Entry:
Rosa (Carefree Beauty) =’Bucbi’ (Modern Shrub Rose); this vigorous upright shrub rose has excellent disease resistance with semi-double fragran pale pink bloms

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lamb’ (Pee Gee Hydrangea); this hardy dwarf hydrangea is unique for its small flower petals which open pure white turning to pinkish with the coming of autumn

In the Entry Garden you will find:
Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Cassian’ (Fountain Grass); this clumping grass flowers about two weeks later than other selections and also holds its seed heads for a longer time

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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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