What’s in Bloom: It’s nice to be under snow!

By | What's In Bloom | January 9, 2013 | No comments

Even if only for awhile – the weather man is calling for rain Friday – it is so nice to see the garden under snow!  Here, Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore) in the Entry Garden by the shed, with buds ready to pop.

Last year at this time hellebore buds were already opening.  Here in the West View Terrace against the building, many plants in the Hellebore Collection are setting bud under the snow.


In the Nature Garden, the branches of Myrica pensylvanica (Northern bayberry) are fully laden with smoky blue berries.

The Knot Garden looks especially nice under snow, showcasing all the evergreens.   

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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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