• #bioPGH Blog: An Ode to the Oaks
    Aug 29
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: An Ode to the Oaks

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager

    If ever there was a tree that represented strength, resilience, and splendor, it is the oak!

  • Phipps Conservatory Presents the 2019-2020 Fairchild Challenge!
    Aug 29
    2019

    Phipps Conservatory Presents the 2019-2020 Fairchild Challenge!

    By Emily Johns, High School Program Coordinator

    Developed by the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, Fl., and adopted by Phipps as a satellite partner in 2008, The Fairchild Challenge offers a menu of interdisciplinary challenges for grades 6 – 8 and grades 9...

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Organic Tomatoes
    Aug 26
    2019

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Organic Tomatoes

    By Chris Cox, executive chef, Café Phipps

    Looking for adventure in the kitchen? Our monthly What We're Cooking with Now post features a fresh produce ingredient, explains how to find the market's finest, and includes a recipe to try at home. Organic Tomatoes...

  • Seven Allergy Friendly Snacks to Pack in Your Child’s Lunchbox
    Aug 22
    2019

    Seven Allergy Friendly Snacks to Pack in Your Child’s Lunchbox

    By Maris Altieri, RD

    According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the prevalence of food allergies in children has reportedly increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011.1 An even scarier statistic? Every three minutes, a food...

  • This Week at Phipps: Aug. 26 — Sept. 1
    Aug 22
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Aug. 26 — Sept. 1

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • Small Gardens, Big Impact: StormWorks Garden in Wilkinsburg, PA
    Aug 22
    2019

    Small Gardens, Big Impact: StormWorks Garden in Wilkinsburg, PA

    By Juliette Olshock

    Small Gardens, Big Impact is a new series of blog posts showcasing garden excellence at local homes. Published as part of our Greener Gardening series, each entry will pay a visit to one of our green-thumbed neighbors to discover...

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Campanula Query
    Aug 21
    2019

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Campanula Query

    By Phipps Master Gardeners

    Q: My campanulas have started dying. First one and then a little later another. Some are still alive, but don’t look good.  What is going on? A: Thank you for contacting Dr. Phipps. I am sorry to hear about your...

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Boisvert
    Aug 20
    2019

    Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Boisvert

    By Mike Macesich

    Phipps is well-known for our beautiful gardens, seasonal flower shows, pioneering sustainability initiatives, informative educational programs and community outreach. None of our work, however, would be possible without the...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Joe-pye Weed
    Aug 16
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Joe-pye Weed

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager

    There's not too many species of seven-foot tall, showy purple native plants, but the joe-pye weed is one of them!

  • Walk and Talk Reflections
    Aug 16
    2019

    Walk and Talk Reflections

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    A special thank-you to Maria Wheeler-Dubas Ph. D., Catalina Hoyos M.D., Keith Somers M.D., and Kathryn Hunninen of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy This week marks the end of Let’s Move Pittsburgh’s summer Walk and...

  • Weddings Under Glass: Christina and Michael
    Aug 16
    2019

    Weddings Under Glass: Christina and Michael

    By Gabriela Rossi

    Read how this couple's friendship blossomed into love that they celebrated at their bohemian-inspired fall wedding.

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Tree Troubles
    Aug 16
    2019

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Tree Troubles

    By Phipps Master Gardeners

    Have a question about your perennials, houseplants or turf grass? Worried about pests in the garden, hydrangeas that won't bloom, or tomatoes that died on the vine? Dr. Phipps can help! Ask Dr. Phipps is a free service...

  • Meet a Scientist: Lauren Schricker and Rose Eilenberg
    Aug 14
    2019

    Meet a Scientist: Lauren Schricker and Rose Eilenberg

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager

    Come meet local scientists Lauren Schricker and Rose Eilenberg in the Tropical Forest this Saturday, August 17, from 1:30-3:30 pm, for Meet a Scientist Saturday!

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Orchid Care
    Aug 13
    2019

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Orchid Care

    By Phipps Master Gardeners

    Have a question about your perennials, houseplants or turf grass? Worried about pests in the garden, hydrangeas that won't bloom, or tomatoes that died on the vine? Dr. Phipps can help! Ask Dr. Phipps is a free service...

  • This Week at Phipps: Aug. 19 — 25
    Aug 12
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Aug. 19 — 25

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • This Week at Phipps: Aug. 12 — 18
    Aug 12
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Aug. 12 — 18

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • Breathing in the ‘Burgh, Part III: What Can We Do to Help?
    Aug 08
    2019

    Breathing in the ‘Burgh, Part III: What Can We Do to Help?

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager, and Phipps Staff

    Pittsburgh struggles with air quality, having ranked 10th worst out for daily measure of fine particulate pollution by the American Lung Association in 2019, and we regularly note air quality warnings during weather broadcasts and...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Hummingbirds
    Aug 08
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Hummingbirds

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager

    Hummingbirds seem to embody the spirit of a pixie, but they are tough as the Steel City!

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Citrus Seedlings
    Aug 05
    2019

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Citrus Seedlings

    By Phipps Master Gardeners

    Have a question about your perennials, houseplants or turf grass? Worried about pests in the garden, hydrangeas that won't bloom, or tomatoes that died on the vine? Dr. Phipps can help! Ask Dr. Phipps is a free service...

  • This Week at Phipps: Aug. 5 – 11
    Aug 05
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Aug. 5 – 11

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

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