Phipps with the fam
Photo credit: Gary Mihoces
Garden Variety returned to her roots this weekend, visiting family in Pittsburgh.
Because she makes her living as a garden blogger, Garden Variety used her executive authority to take a group of 10 (count 'em) to the Phipps Conservatory for its Spring Flower Show, a tradition since Garden Variety was a seedling.
Even the men in the group admitted that the Conservatory experience was a very relaxing one.
(For more on the Conservatory, read on. For more pictures, taken by Blog Spouse Gary Mihoces, visit my Flickr collection.)
Phipps has elaborate gardens in thirteen rooms and on the adjoining grounds. In addition to its primary flora exhibits, the sophisticated glass and metalwork of the Lord & Burnham conservatory offers an interesting example of Victorian greenhouse architecture.