June Showers

By | What's In Bloom | June 15, 2012 | No comments


Paeonia (Intersectional Hybrid Group) ‘Cora Louise’; This fabulous Itoh peony in the Perennial border is still blooming strong into June, after the rain.

Paeonia (Intersectional Hybrid Group) ‘Bartzella’; another fabulous Itoh peony going strong into June!!  Despite a dry May and terrific rain through beginning of June, the TBG peony collection is holding it flowers!

Indigofera kirilowii (Kirlow indigo); In the West View Terrace, this terrific indigo has taken nicely to fill a section of the garden.  After flowering, it still looks good well into the summer months, turning colour for fall.

Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea); In the Garden Hall Courtyard, in the water channel bed, this stand of Oakleaf hydrangeas is flowering for the first time since planting in 2006 – & it looks stunning.

Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea); Detail of flower and leaves, in the Garden Hall Courtyard along the water channel.

The Knot Garden after vigorous and painstakingly careful pruning for the TBG Woman 2 Woman garden event last week.  Come and see what you too can do to your hedges!

The Entry Garden Meadow is ever-changing daily!  Its not just about the grass you’ll see as you stroll past along the path.

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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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