Orchids forum: Orchids at Phipps Conservatory

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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Jan 12, 2012 7:09 PM CST
Ric and I were at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pa. a couple of weeks ago for their Holiday Display.
I thought I would post pictures here of some of their Orchid displays. Sorry to say that I do not have names for any of these lovely's.
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Jan 12, 2012 7:24 PM CST
Sometimes the names have to take a back seat to the splendor and beauty. Thanks for the photos.

Jim
Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Jan 12, 2012 7:49 PM CST
This is a good sized room with a wandering path with stonewalls around the outside so many of the plants are growing about waist high beautifully displayed and easy to see and smell. In the center is a stream that runs thru the center of the room. Some of the orchids are growing in trees. There are also many bromeliad I will post some of those pictures here as well.

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Dwarf Blue Tango Bromeliad Aechmea 'Del Mar'

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This glass display case was a beautiful display of small ferns and mosses. There were many arrangements with Orchids as part of the display. Here is one featuring orchids and poinsettia.

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Beautiful Bromeliad Tree
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There are more pics from our trip at these 2 links if you are interested in visiting them and I will be posting more pics in a few other locations later. There are several more pic of the Orchids used in mixed plantings if you follow the link to the Container Forum.
The thread "Phipps Conservatory Containers" in Containers forum
Cactus/Tender Succulent Forum
The thread "Phipps Conservatory Topiarys and Plants" in Cactus and Tender Succulents forum
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Jan 12, 2012 9:10 PM CST

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Thanks for sharing! Smiling Your pictures are lovely, it looks like a beautiful place to visit! Lovey dubby
Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Jan 13, 2012 9:01 AM CST
I have posted the rest of the Phipps Conservatory pictures in the All Things Plants Forum.
There are pic of the Holiday and Tree Displays, general Conservatory pics, some showing the Dale Chihuly art and a few night scenes. Hope you all have enjoyed your tour.
The thread "Phipps Conservatory Tour" in All Things Gardening forum
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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Jan 13, 2012 2:48 PM CST
What a nice tour, thanks Holly!
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jan 14, 2012 4:20 AM CST
Thanks Holly it sure is beautiful.

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