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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 Sculpture, Phipps Conservatory 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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Phipps Winter Light Show

Posted in Phipps Conservatory by Dr. Boli on January 6, 2014

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The Winter Flower Show has always involved lights, but this year Phipps pulled out all the stops—especially in the outdoor garden, where glowing shapes constantly change colors.

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In the Orchid Room at Phipps

Posted in Phipps Conservatory by Dr. Boli on October 20, 2013

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A blue Vanda. Blue is the rarest color in the orchid family, and even the blue Vandas only approach blue by way of violet.

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A Dendrobium hybrid.

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A Stanhopea, whose incredibly complex flowers have clever mechanics that trap the pollinating insect until it has done its job very thoroughly.

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Probably some sort of Laeliocattleya hybrid.

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