Dec 22 2013

Deck The Halls

Published by at 6:30 am under Books & Events,Plants

Bromeliad Christmas wreath at Phipps Conservatory (photo by Dianne Machesney)

Though Christmas wreaths are a northern tradition this one at Phipps Conservatory is made of bromeliads from the American tropics.

After the weather turns cold tomorrow you might be wishing you were somewhere warm.  If you’re in Pittsburgh you can warm up at the Winter Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory.  They’re all decked out for the holidays through January 12.

I love to bask in the humid warmth with tropical plants when its cold outside.  I can almost believe I’m on vacation.

 

(bromeliad Christmas wreath at Phipps Conservatory. photo by Dianne Machesney)

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  1. Marcy Con 22 Dec 2013 at 10:07 am

    I would go there everyday if I lived close by…Dan and I were there on Thursday and it was wonderful winter show…If you can get to the light show which is open until 11:30…it’s AWESOME. Also Kate(we thought of you), while we were there we saw the huge flock of crows flying both ways…from the park over Phipps (saw inside thru the glass when it was light out and outside during the light show) heading into town, but couldn’t figure out where they went since it was so dark…Dan took a video on his phone and they look like tadpoles swimming since it was so dark…Also outside you can hear the Song Sparrow moving around with a little chip here and there when you are enjoying the lights, esp the ones that look like they are falling stars…..If you can go, the flowers are wonderful and the new glass sculptures are totally different at night..

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