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In the Entry Garden:
Echinacea purpurea ‘Vintage Wine’ (Purple Coneflower); this distinctive cultivar of Echinacea is characterized by its upright habit, seen here still holding seed heads upright brushed with snow

In the Nature Garden:
Viburnum dilatatum ‘Cardinal Candy’ (Linden Viburnum); northern gardeners can enjoy the impressive red fruit of this especially hardy dilatatum variety

In the Show Garden:

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Variegata’ (Nootka False Cypress); random cream-yellow variegation covers about a third of the blue-green foliage

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:

Pinus parviflora (Glauca Group) (Japanese White Pine); each blue needle of this representative of the Japanese White Pine has a white stripe; an outstanding garden tree

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:

Pinus strobus ‘Horsford’ (White Pine); a very compact form of Eastern White Pine, a miniature bun shape with thin light green needles

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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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