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  • #bioPGH Blog: The Not-So-Creepy Creatures of Halloween
    Oct 29
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: The Not-So-Creepy Creatures of Halloween

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

    Are there any spooky wildlife? Even at Halloween? Let's explore!

  • Leaf and take a walk and talk
    Oct 26
    2020

    Leaf and take a walk and talk

    By Christina Hayduchok, LMP Intern

    The turn of the season has come and we are diving deeper into a new normal, looking forward to the holidays. With this, finding new ways to be active are needed to help keep us healthy and connected. As the leaves start to change...

  • This Week at Phipps: Oct. 26 – Nov. 1
    Oct 26
    2020

    This Week at Phipps: Oct. 26 – Nov. 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...

  • Phipps Regenerative Response to COVID-19 (March 14 – Oct. 22, 2020)
    Oct 23
    2020

    Phipps Regenerative Response to COVID-19 (March 14 – Oct. 22, 2020)

    By Richard V. Piacentini, President and CEO

    In March 2020, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens was closed entirely for two and a half months, greatly reducing both earned and contributed income that the organization depends upon to fund its many programs. We took a...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Wandering Through the Leaves
    Oct 22
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: Wandering Through the Leaves

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

    The brilliant display and then loss of leaves must be costly to trees, but they wouldn't go through all of that work for nothing - let's explore fall color!

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Gala Apples
    Oct 21
    2020

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Gala Apples

    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....

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Fall Care
    Oct 20
    2020

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Fall Care

    By Phipps Master Gardener

    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...

  • Pizza Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
    Oct 19
    2020

    Pizza Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

    By Maris Altieri RD, LMP Coordinator

    Carving pumpkins always bubbles up nostalgic memories for me. On the eve of Halloween, my family and I would cover our kitchen table with old newspapers, pour apple cider in cartoon jelly jars, and attempt to carve masterpieces...

  • This Week at Phipps: Oct. 19 – 25
    Oct 19
    2020

    This Week at Phipps: Oct. 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...

  • Phipps Sustainable Garden Award Winners for 2020
    Oct 15
    2020

    Phipps Sustainable Garden Award Winners for 2020

    By Juliette Olshock

    This spring we were excited to announce our first ever Sustainable Garden Awards. This program was created to inspire western Pennsylvania residents to design and maintain gardens that are both environmentally friendly and...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Keeping Your Eyes on the Skies
    Oct 15
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: Keeping Your Eyes on the Skies

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

    It feels like you’re on top of the world in a surreal dream. A valley stretches below you, wide open skies around you — and eagles, hawks, and falcons almost continuously soar above you. ...

  • This Week at Phipps: Oct. 12 – 18
    Oct 12
    2020

    This Week at Phipps: Oct. 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...

  • Making History: The 1897 Fall Flower Show
    Oct 08
    2020

    Making History: The 1897 Fall Flower Show

    By Emily Cherici, Research and Science Education Administrative Assistant

    Learn about the history of Phipps through our new series of blog posts titled, "Making History." Explore past flower shows, learn about Phipps' place in the Pittsburgh region and more!...

  • #bioPGH: Blooming in My Backyard
    Oct 07
    2020

    #bioPGH: Blooming in My Backyard

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

    I may have found calico aster in my backyard, but this plant has a few look-alikes. Let's check it out!

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Purple Coneflower Problems
    Oct 06
    2020

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Purple Coneflower Problems

    By Phipps Master Gardener

    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...

  • Toddler Nutrition Webinar
    Oct 05
    2020

    Toddler Nutrition Webinar

    By Maris Altieri RD, LMP Coordinator

    From balancing serving sizes to managing mealtime messiness, feeding the little ones can be fun, exciting, chaotic, and stressful (sometimes all at once!). Watch this webinar to learn about the nutrient needs for your toddler's...

  • This Week at Phipps: Oct. 5 – 11
    Oct 05
    2020

    This Week at Phipps: Oct. 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...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Fat Bear Time!
    Oct 01
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: Fat Bear Time!

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

    As we turn the calendar page into October, our wild communities begin their annual preparation for winter, and for bears, that means fattening up!