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In the Knot Garden you will find:
Juniperus procumbens ‘Nana’ (Creeping Juniper). It is one of the finest groundcover junipers, in this photo touched by an early Autumn frost

 

On the North Side of the Kitchen Fence:

Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura Tree). A large forest tree native to Japan, Zone 4, outstanding Autumn display of yellow to apricot fall colour

In the Show Garden:
Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Issai’ (Purple Beautyberry). Delicate pink flowers in summer are followed by beautiful purple berries in fall. A difficult combination to beat!

Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’ (Burning Bush) Spiral Mound; a dense, compact variety great for small gardens

In the Arrival Courtyard:

Miscanthus sinensis var. purpurascens (Flame Grass). Silver flowers sit atop foliage which has changed to brilliant orange-red for fall. It will remain standing through winter.

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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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