>Sept 23-29

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>The fall gardens at TBG are full of spectacular colourful blooms!
In the Show Garden North you will find:
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Summer Sorbet’ (Bluebeard) left, with Agastache ‘Summer Glow’ (Anise Hyssop) and Petunia [Supertunia Vista Bubblegum] (Petunia).


In the Show Garden South:
Eunonymus phellomanus (Eunonymus) another blog repeat performer showcasing its seasonal value, this time featuring its colourful fall fruit

Also in the Show Garden South:
Taxodium distichum ‘Peve Minaret’ (Bald Cypress), a dwarf form of the bald cypress growing approximately 5 cm a year

In the Kitchen Garden:
Colcasia esculenta ‘Tea Cup’ (Taro, Elephant’s Ear) which features an unusual leaf from that holds water like a tea cup! It reaches four feet with dark purple stems.

In the Knot Garden:
Anemone x hybrida ‘Whirlwind’ (Japanese Anemone), a large white semi-double flowering anemone reaching 67-70 cms and blooming through late summer to October.

In the Entry Garden:

Aster oblongifolius ‘October Skies’ (Michaelmas Daisy). This aster’s blue colour is meant to reflect the deep blue sky of October. It tolerates drought and poor soil.

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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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