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In the Terrace Garden you will find:
Cotoneaster nanshan ‘Boer’ (Creeping Cotoneaster); an excellent berry bearer with bright long-lasting orange-red fruit


In the Nature Garden:

Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramea’ (Golden Twig Dogwood); also commonly known as Yellow Twig Dogwood, this variety demonstrates its best winter colour when planted in full sun
In the Nature Garden:
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Flower), also known as Butterfly Milkweed, an Ontario native (North American wildflower) and a primary source of food for adult and juvenile Monarch Butterflies; orange or gold flowers turn to showy brown seed pods, shown here bursting with seed

In the Show Garden:

Pinus mugo ‘Aurea Fastigiata’ (Mountain Pine); a semi-dwarf Mugo Pine with light green needles turning golden in late and winter; Hardy to Zone 3

In the Show Garden:

Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ (Stonecrop) an award winning chartreuse ground cover, proving her year-round charm

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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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