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Croton Leaves in the Stove Room at Phipps

Posted in Nature, Phipps Conservatory by Dr. Boli on November 3, 2014

Garden Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) in the Stove Room, Phipps Conservatory. Like many tropical plants in the horticultural trade, it carries an outdated genus name (Croton) along with it as its common name.

Butterflies at Phipps

Posted in Nature, Phipps Conservatory by Dr. Boli on June 4, 2014

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The Butterfly Forest in the Stove Room at Phipps is aflutter with butterflies all summer. Above, a Julia (Dryas iulia); below, a White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae).

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Memories of the Phipps Spring Flower Show

Posted in Phipps Conservatory by Dr. Boli on April 17, 2014

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Kneeling Venus in the Phipps Palm House

Posted in Phipps Conservatory, Sculpture by Dr. Boli on April 17, 2014

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You have to look hard to find her, but this statue, a gift from Henry Phipps to his conservatory, is still kneeling in the jungle to the left of the main entrance as you walk into the palm house.

Orchid and Bonsai Show at Phipps

Posted in Phipps Conservatory by Dr. Boli on March 2, 2014

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