What’s in Bloom: September Harvest

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It’s September and what a great time to be in the garden.  Here is just a sampling of what Garden Volunteers harvested on Thursday.

The Harvest here at the TBG is in full swing as Garden Volunteers picked tomatoes, cucumbers, and beans on Thursday.

Argiope aurantia (Black and yellow garden spider) busy with her own harvest in the Entry Garden Meadow.

The Entry Garden Meadow really is in all its glory in September.  Here Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Cassian’ (Fountain grass) with Verbena bonariensis (Brazilian verbena), is one of many perennial grasses in full flower.

Us & the spiders aren’t the only ones busy harvesting – look closely on the left of this Chelone glabra (White turtlehead) and see the guest bee busy at work.

September is also Colchicum autumnale (Fall crocus) time.  Planted throughout the gardens, here in the West View Terrace.


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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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