I’ve been saving the door pictures from Phipps Conservatory for a day like this. I had a couple of busy days at work and I got an early start on the renovation project (because rain is in the weekend forecast). In addition, this week began with a Sunday-to-Monday overnight low of 23°f (-5°c), so sharing pictures of warm green plants is a good feeling. Not too many words today, but this from the No Facilities Research Department:
“The gardens were founded in 1893 by steel and real-estate magnate Henry Phipps as a gift to the City of Pittsburgh. Its purpose is to educate and entertain the people of Pittsburgh with formal gardens (Roman, English, etc.) and various species of exotic plants (palm trees, succulents, bonsai, orchids, etc.). Currently, the facilities house elaborate gardens within the fourteen room conservatory itself 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.”
The 14 buildings under glass are connected by doors and doorways, so I think this is a fitting venue from which to celebrate the weekly festival of doors brought to us by our benefactor, Norm Frampton. If you like doors, if you have pictures of doors that you’d like to share, head on up to Norm’s Conservatory in Montreal. Push your way through the flowers and check out Norm’s doors. Then look around for the gardener (blue frog) – click on that little tadpole for admission to the main garden.