What’s in Bloom: ‘Tis the Season for …

By | What's In Bloom | May 31, 2012 | One comment

… Poppies, Peonies, and Irises!

Featured is Papaver orientale ‘Brilliant’ (Oriental poppy) planted last year on the North lawn, this garden sponsored by Milne House Garden Club.

You can never have too much of a good thing … more Brilliant oriental poppy.

In the Demonstration Garden, although not accessioned, my best guess is Papaver orientale ‘Karine’ (Oriental poppy) in delicate pink.

A stunner Papaver oriental (Oriental poppy) cultivar unknown, in the Demonstration Garden.

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Krinkled White’ (Garden peony) in the Entry Garden – of course no photo can do it justice!

Paeonia (Intersectional Hybrid Group) ‘Going Bananas’ (Garden peony), found in the Perennial Border, all peonies in the garden are currently ‘going bananas’!

Iris germanica ‘Superstition’ (Tall bearded iris), in the Terrace Garden.  If you believe in a certain superstition, the dropping on the fall of this bearded iris should mean luck!

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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.

  • Crookedhouserugs

    Definitely time to head over to the TBG! LOVE all of the above.

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