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>In the Show Garden you will find:
Ilex verticillata ‘Nana’ (Winterberry) hardy in Zones 3-9. The flowers are insignificant but it produces large bright red berries


In the Water Garden North:
Sedum (Autumn Joy) = ‘Herbstfreude’ (Stonecrop) with Aster laevis ‘Bluebird’ (Smooth Aster). A classic perennial, ‘Autumn Joy’ is arguably the most popular of the sedums with pink flower heads deepening to bronzy red. A great plant in combination with fall flowering asters.


In the Show Garden:
Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ (Stonecrop) with Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ (Bugleweed). The Ajuga’s almost black leaves make a stunning combination with the sedum’s golden yellow evergreen foliage which turns reddish-orange in fall.

In the Herb and Show Garden:
Rhus typhina (Tiger Eyes) = Bailtiger (Cutleaf Sumac) with its stunning fall colour combines exquisitely with Dahlia ‘Embrace’ (Small Semi-cactus) (Dahlia) from the TBG’s Dahlia collection.

In the Entry Garden:
Acer griseum (Paperbark Maple) known for its stunning bark. Hardy in Zones 4-9.

In the Entry Garden:
Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’ (Switch Grass) interplanted with Panicum virgatum ‘Strictum’ (Switch Grass, Panic Grass) both known for their fall colour. Shenandoah is already turning red while Strictum will turn yellow in fall.

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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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