• #bioPGH: Mushroom Colors
    Nov 21
    2019

    #bioPGH: Mushroom Colors

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

    Have you ever wondered where mushroom colors come from? Fungi has an impressive array of pigments to explore!

  • Weddings Under Glass: Deanna and Zack
    Nov 21
    2019

    Weddings Under Glass: Deanna and Zack

    By Kaitlyn LaBelle

    Weddings Under Glass is a monthly blog series where we highlight the stories of couples who chose to begin their happily ever after in the lush backdrop of Phipps, named one of the best outdoor garden wedding venues...

  • What To Do When Your Child Doesn’t Like Team Sports
    Nov 19
    2019

    What To Do When Your Child Doesn’t Like Team Sports

    By Sarah Cullo, LMP Coordinator

    Question: What if my kid doesn’t like team sports? What should I do to keep my child active? Thank you for your question! Team sports are a really great way to help keep your child active during the school year. However,...

  • This Week at Phipps: Nov. 18 – Nov. 24
    Nov 18
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 18 – Nov. 24

    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...

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Edie Slezak
    Nov 15
    2019

    Volunteer Spotlight: Edie Slezak

    By Kaitlyn LaBelle

    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...

  • One Pot Butternut Squash Chili
    Nov 14
    2019

    One Pot Butternut Squash Chili

    By Maris Altieri RD, LMP Coordinator

    Did you know that butternut squash has more potassium than a banana? Celebrate the delights of a late autumn harvest with us by cooking this flavorful and filling butternut-squash chili!  One-Pot Butternut Squash Chili...

  • Meet a Scientist: Dr. Linda Peteanu and Vickie Bacon
    Nov 14
    2019

    Meet a Scientist: Dr. Linda Peteanu and Vickie Bacon

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

    Come meet local scientists Dr. Linda Peteanu and Vickie Bacon from1:30-3:30 pm this Saturday, November 16.

  • #bioPGH Blog: The Leonids Meteor Shower
    Nov 14
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: The Leonids Meteor Shower

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

    The Leonids meteor shower will peak this weekend! Check out the details on meteor showers and how best to view this one.

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Oaks for Small Spaces
    Nov 12
    2019

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Oaks for Small Spaces

    By Phipps Master Gardeners

    Q: I attended Phipps’ Native Plant and Sustainability Conference at the end of October and really appreciated what Doug Tallamy had to say about planting trees, shrubs and herbs that provide food for caterpillars and, in...

  • This Week at Phipps: Nov. 11 – Nov. 17
    Nov 11
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 11 – Nov. 17

    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...

  • Greener Gardening: Leave Your Fall Leaves
    Nov 11
    2019

    Greener Gardening: Leave Your Fall Leaves

    By Kaitlyn LaBelle

    While fall leaves may seem like a nuisance to some or a beautiful sign of the season to others, properly managed leaves can have a great significance to your local ecosystem, providing soil fertilization, weed suppression and more....

  • #bioPGH Blog: Rain, Rain and More Rain!
    Nov 07
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Rain, Rain and More Rain!

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

    If it seems like Pittsburgh has been a rainy place this year, you are correct!

  • The Biophilic Mind: How close do you feel to nature?
    Nov 05
    2019

    The Biophilic Mind: How close do you feel to nature?

    By Dr. Katilyn Mascatelli, Ecopsychology Research Scientist

    How close do you feel to nature?  This may seem like an odd question, but human-nature connectedness is vital to understanding how people relate to nature. We often assume that if people feel more connected to nature, they...

  • 5 Recipes Inspired by Your Favorite Children’s Books
    Nov 05
    2019

    5 Recipes Inspired by Your Favorite Children’s Books

    By Maris Altieri RD, LMP Coordinator

    Transform your kitchen into another world by pairing these classsic tales with what's on your children's plates.

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Beautiful Bulbs
    Nov 05
    2019

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Beautiful Bulbs

    By Phipps Master Gardeners

    Q – When is it too late to plant spring flowering bulbs?  Can I still plant them now?  What bulbs are best for areas with deer pressure? A – Spring flowering bulbs should be planted in the fall. The Penn...

  • This Week at Phipps: Nov. 4 – Nov. 10
    Nov 04
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 4 – Nov. 10

    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...