Friday, July 31, 2009

July 27- August 3

In the Entry Garden:

Sanguisorba tenuifolium 'Album' (Chinese Burnet)

Hemerocallis 'Pardon Me' (Daylily) with Echinacea 'Vintage Wine' (Purple Coneflower)

In the Demonstration Garden:

Lysimachia clethroides (Gooseneck Loosestrife)

In the Westview Terrace:

Phlox paniculata 'Starfire' (Summer Phlox) with Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate' (White Snakeroot)

In the President's Choice Show Garden:

Hydrandea paniculata 'Phantom' (Pee Gee Hydrangea)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July 20 - 26

This week we thought we would share a few of Head Gardener Sandra Pella's favourite combinations blooming at the TBG this week. Enjoy!

In the Entry Garden Walk:

Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master) with Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)

Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo' (Alpine Betony) with Astilbe chinensis var. tacquetii 'Purplelanze' (Chinese Astilbe)

Liatris spicata (Blazing Star)

Echinacea 'Sunrise' Big Sky Series (Purple Coneflower) with Echinacea 'Vintage Wine' (Purple Coneflower)

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:

Platycodon grandiflorus (Astra Series Group) 'Astra Double Blue' (Balloon Flower)

In the Knot Garden:

Acanthus hungaricus (Bear's Breeches) with Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' (Purple Coneflower)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Blooming this week (July 6- 12)

Along the Entry Garden Walk:
Thalictrum 'Elin' (Meadow Rue)

Veronicastrum virginicum
'Fascination' (Culver's Root)

In the Water Garden:

'Rozanne' (Hardy Geranium)

In the Knot Garden:

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Snowcap' (Shasta Daisy)

In the Terrace Garden:

Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' (English Lavender)

'Lelia Haines' (Daphne)

Along the Trellis:

Clematis 'Polish Spirit' (Cultivar of Clematis)

In the President's Choice Show Garden:

Rosa (Bonica) 'MEIdomonac' (Modern Shrub Rose Standard)

In the Westview Terrace:

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Pewter Lace' (Japanese Painted Fern)

And finally, near the waterfall between the Westview Terrace and the Floral Hall Courtyard:

Cercis canadensis 'Heart of Gold' (Eastern Redbud)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Our top blooms for Canada Day week (June 29- July 5)

Along the Trellis at the entrance to the Centre for Horticulture:

'New Dawn' (Climbing Rose)

In the Garden Hall Courtyard: Digitalis x mertonensis (Strawberry Foxglove)

Trollius europaeus 'Orange Princess' (Globeflower)

In the Westview Terrace: Rosa 'The Fairy' (Polyantha Rose)

In the Knot Garden: Campanula glomerata var. alba

In the Terrace Garden: Opuntia 'Lemon Spreader' (Prickly Pear Cactus)

Achillea 'Moonshine' (Yarrow)