Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

Farewell to the Fall Flower Show

Today is the last day of the Fall Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory. This is how the East Room was decorated.

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2 responses to “Farewell to the Fall Flower Show”

  1. It really was breathtaking. A pity it has to end so soon, but the quality of the winter show justifies the time that it takes to set up.

    One wonders what they’ll do with all of those thousands of mums. Most flowers that are featured in their seasonal shows are less easy to raise, but these are famously hardy and tolerant of neglect.

    • Father Pitt is not a chrysanthemum expert, but Phipps has huge facilities for storing plants. Look at the overhead view of Phipps here and note the “production greenhouse.” There are acres and acres under glass where plants not currently on display go to rest and recuperate for next year.

      This is one of the things that put Phipps in the big leagues. Other conservatories may have an orchid room, for example, and that will be where they keep their orchid collection. At Phipps, only orchids that are currently blooming are in the orchid room. The great majority are waiting offstage for their moment in the limelight.

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