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>In the Nature Garden you will find:

Myrica pensylvanica (Bayberry); leaves are aromatic when crushed, waxy blue berries in late fall and winter, native to open forests of Ontario
In the Nature Garden:
Cornus sanguinea ‘Winter Beauty’ (Bloodtwig Dogwood); will tolerate a wide range of soils however prefers an organically moist, rich medium; noted for its orange-yellow stems tipped with red in fall and winter

In the Knot Garden:

Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’ (American Arborvitae) framed by Buxus ‘Green Velvet’ (Boxwood); a narrow upright evergreen with dense foliage held tightly upright, remains bright green year-round, surrounded by a box hedge
In the Garden Hall Courtyard-Water Channel:
Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf Hydrangea) ; oakleaf’s thrive with little attention and are a true four-season interest shrub; here the brilliant red leaves of fall stunning against the white snow

In the Westview Terrace:

Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’ (Burkwood Daphne); semi-evergreen variegated foliage with fragrant pink blooms in spring, here against a backdrop of the first snow fall

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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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