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In the Nature Garden you will find:
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry); a small woody evergreen shrub with glossy leaves turning wine colour in fall and winter; leaf colouring is dependent on exposure to sun
In the Show Garden:

Cornus sanguinea (Common Dogwood); a hardy dogwood with dark red twigs in winter – popular for use in seasonal container arrangements

In the Show Garden:
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Gold Spangle’ (Sawara False Cypress) with Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ (Stonecrop); bright golden yellow foliage adorns this False Cypress here underplanted with Sedum ‘Angelina’ known for its rich amber tones though autumn and winter
In the Show Garden:
Cornus mas ‘Variegata’ (Variegated Cornelian Cherry); variegated foliage with thick white margin to grey green leaves, here we see the bursting buds which will open to yellow flowers in early spring
In the Show Garden:

Ilex x meserveae ‘Castle Spire’ (Blue Holly); tolerates full sun or part shade, producing bright red berries for fall and winter

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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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