>Sept. 29-Oct.6

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>In the Entry Garden you will find:
Tricyrtis formosana ‘Samurai’ (Toad Lily); the most popular cultivar, it has variegated foliage with creamy almost gold edges.

 

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:
Actaea simplex ‘Black Negligee’ (Black Bugbane); Black foliage and stems with purple-tinted white flowers.

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:
Aconitum ‘Cloudy’ (Monkshood). This cultivar is characterized by its upright habit. Soft blue and white flowers are held upon thick, strong, flowering stems.

In the Show Garden:
Pinus thumbergii ‘Oculus-draconis’ (Dragon’s Eye Pine). It gets its name from the banded yellow and green needles which give the illusion of an eye.

In the Nature Garden:
Aciepias tuberosa (Butterfly Milkweed); An Ontario native, it has striking orange flowers in summer followed by these spectacular seed pods. This plant is a primary food source for Monarch butterflies.

In the Knot Garden:
Iris germanica ‘Immortality’ (Tall Bearded Iris). A beautiful white iris known for its consistent rebloom in late summer/early 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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