• #bioPGH: Zugunruhe!
    Oct 10
    2019

    #bioPGH: Zugunruhe!

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

    Zugunruhe is a German word to describe the “migratory restlessness period” experienced by migratory animals, particularly birds. Let's explore!

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Burning Bush Alternatives
    Oct 08
    2019

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Burning Bush Alternatives

    By Phipps Master Gardeners

    Q:  What can you tell me about burning bush?  Is this a good option for a fall color shrub?  I see a lot of them around town and for sale at nurseries.  Are there other options?       A:...

  • This Week at Phipps: Oct. 7 – 13
    Oct 07
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Oct. 7 – 13

    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...

  • #bioPGH: Fantastic Foliage and Where to Find It
    Oct 03
    2019

    #bioPGH: Fantastic Foliage and Where to Find It

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

    We’re still around two to three weeks away from peak fall colors, but that should give us plenty of time to plan the perfect outdoor day to see them!

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: A Weedy ID
    Oct 01
    2019

    Ask Dr. Phipps: A Weedy ID

    By Phipps Master Gardeners

    Q: I have a number of volunteers of this plant (see photos) in my yard in Squirrel Hill and I haven’t been able to identify it.  My neighbor had planted a few of them (they don’t know what they are either) and it...