It’s the Long weekend …

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and definitely time for coneflowers!  And you will find many as you walk along the path of the Entry Garden.  This stunner is Echinacea ‘Solar Flare’.

Also in the Entry Garden is good ‘ole Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’.  Look at that beautiful cone!

The Entry Garden meadow also has this beauty, Echinacea ‘Vintage Wine’.

In another section of the Entry Garden, Achillea ‘Walther Funcke’ (Yarrow) with Veronica ‘Eveline’ (Speedwell) makes a lovely combination.

Ok, so let’s get out of the Entry Garden for a moment and make our way to the Knot Garden where Acanthus hungaricus (Bear’s breeches)  are in full glorious flower.  They really do make a statement!

In the Terrace Garden we have a collection of native, hardy cactus, shown here is Opuntia ‘Lemon Spreader’ with soft yellow blooms – just fantastic!

Enjoy your long weekend safely!!

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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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