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>In the Demonstration Courtyard, you will find:
Clematis ‘Sherriffii’ Tangutica Group (Cultivar of Clematis); this vigorous late blooming vine known for its bell-shaped yellow flowers, has spectaular seedheads- even in winter

 

In the Nature Garden :
Chelone lyonii (Pink Turtlehead); pink ‘turtlehead’ flowers atop four-foot stems summer through fall; another example of a plant which holds its structure well through winter

In the Nature Garden:
Diervilla sessilifolia ‘Butterfly’ (Bush Honeysuckle); this shrub has a thicket-forming habit, its yellow flowers are attractive to butterflies; seen here having turned to seed and dried, held well on the plant until it is cut back in late winter

In the Show Garden:
Pinus mugo ‘Aurea Fastigiata’ (Mountain Pine; the yellow-green needles of this bushy, semi-dwarf shrub, become even more luminously golden with the cold of winter

In the Garden Hall Courtyard – Water Channel:
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’ (Maiden Grass); warm season grass, tan brown foliage in winter which stands up well until being cut down in spring

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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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