>July 20 – 26

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>This week we thought we would share a few of Head Gardener Sandra Pella’s favourite combinations blooming at the TBG this week. Enjoy!

In the Entry Garden Walk:

Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master) with Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)


Stachys officinalis ‘Hummelo’ (Alpine Betony) with Astilbe chinensis var. tacquetii ‘Purplelanze’ (Chinese Astilbe)

Liatris spicata (Blazing Star)

Echinacea ‘Sunrise’ Big Sky Series (Purple Coneflower) with Echinacea ‘Vintage Wine’ (Purple Coneflower)

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:

Platycodon grandiflorus (Astra Series Group) ‘Astra Double Blue’ (Balloon Flower)

In the Knot Garden:

Acanthus hungaricus (Bear’s Breeches) with Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ (Purple Coneflower)

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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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