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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 Like many tropical plants in the horticultural trade, it carries an outdated genus name (Croton) along with it as its common name.
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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).
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.
Father Pitt’s new picture book of Pittsburgh cemeteries is exactly what your coffee table has been crying out for. Lavishly illustrated, with just enough words to stay out of the way of the pictures.
Are you misinformed yet?
An unforgettable tale of Pittsburgh in the Gilded Age.
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