>Feb. 8 – 15

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In the Great Hall Courtyard you will find:
Pinus strobus ‘Pendula’ (Weeping White Pine); This weeping form of Eastern White Pine has long twisting pendulous branches, and quite tollerant of urban garden conditions.
In the Terrace Garden – East Facing:
Sempervivum ‘Bascour Zilver’ (Hens & Chicks). These rosette-forming evergreen perennials stay true to colour even in winter. Another selection from TBG’s collection of Sempervivum. This variety is a smaller cultivar with web-like formations over the centre leaves.

In the Terrace Garden – East Facing:

Sempervivum ‘Sir William Lawrence’ (Hens & Chicks); Green rosettes with contrasting blood red tips on this cultivar. Sempervivums are amoung the easiest plants to grow, tolerating both heat and cold and look beautiful through the seasons.

In the Arrival Courtyard:

The Cornus mas (Cornelian Cherry) with Fagus sylvatica (European Beech) planted in the metal cages is a living seasonal sculpure. In winter, as the beech are still holding onto their leaves, the framework of trunks and branches is clearly visible.

In the Knot Garden:

Buxus ‘Green Velvet’ (Boxwood); This compact rounded form of boxwood’s dark green leaves tends to bronze in 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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