Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Phipps Conservatory Spring Show 2012

2012 Spring Show at Phipps Conservatory
2012 Spring Show at Phipps Conservatory
My husband and I had a quick run through at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA this spring for their Spring Show 2012. You can be sure of being hit by the heavy scent of spring bulbs as you enter the conservatory - a rare treat in most Aprils in Pennsylvania!

Here are a few of the best tulip and hyacinth combinations that I came across. The theme for the spring show this year was around the world. Holland... France... England... oh my.

Pink, yellow and white tulips filling the entrance way.
Pink, yellow and white tulips filling the entrance way.
Blue Delphiniums by the "Dutch Windmill" in the South Conservatory at Phipps
Blue Delphiniums by the "Dutch Windmill" in the South Conservatory.
Tulips in the South Conservatory at Phipps Conservatory.
A sea of color. This is as close as I have come to seeing the fields in Holland!
Pretty pot of Easter lilies and orange tulips in the Fern Room at Phipps.
Pretty pot of Easter lilies and orange tulips in the Fern Room.
Double daffodils surrounded by a sea of grape hyacinths (Muscari).

Double early Tulip 'Monsella'
Double early Tulip 'Monsella'
Double early Tulip 'Monsella'
Double early Tulip 'Monsella'
Tulip 'Synaeda Blue' in front of blue Muscari and yellow Coleus.
Tulip 'Flair' with Coleus 'Rustic Orange'
Tulip 'Flair' with Coleus 'Rustic Orange'
Tulip 'Flair' with Coleus 'Rustic Orange'
A single Tulip 'Flair' with Coleus 'Rustic Orange'
Tulip 'Synaeda Blue' with white alyssum.
Tulip 'Synaeda Blue' with white alyssum.
Tulip 'Synaeda Blue' again with these pretty purple daisies.
Tulip 'Synaeda Blue' again with these pretty purple daisies (Pericallis).
One of my favorite containers: Yellow tulips, purple daisies and pink hyacinths.
One of my favorite containers: Yellow tulips, purple daisies (Pericallis) and pink hyacinths.
combination: Hyacinth 'Gypsy Queen' and Million Bells (Calibrachoa) 'Superbells Peach'.
My favorite combination: Hyacinth 'Gypsy Queen' and Million Bells (Calibrachoa) 'Superbells Peach'.
Another favorite: Lobelia 'Regatta Lilac' and Hyacinth 'Purple Voice'
Another favorite: Lobelia 'Regatta Lilac' and Hyacinth 'Purple Voice'
Pericallis 'Sunsenere Blue Bi-color' and Lobelia 'Lucia Dark Blue'
Pericallis 'Sunsenere Blue Bi-color' and Lobelia 'Lucia Dark Blue'
Paris springtime in the Broderie Room at Phipps
Paris springtime in the Broderie Room
Container in the Broderie Room
Container in the Broderie Room
White tulips, pink petunias and the tri-colored variegated foliage of the Snow Bush (Brenia disticha 'Rosea-picta')
And a tribute to our English friends in the Sunken Garden...
Complete with a phone booth (or box as it may be).
See spring flowers at Phipps Conservatory in past years: Spring Show 2009, Spring Show 2011.

5 comments:

  1. Very exciting plant combinations there - love those bright tulips! What a fun trip you must have had.

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  2. These colors are stunning! The purple daisies are so fun and I love the Tulip 'Synaeda Blue'.
    A beautiful rainbow of tulips:)

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  3. What an amazing kaleidescope of colours, a visual delight and with a heady perfume as well !! You must have had a wonderful visit and come away with lots of inspiration for colour combinations in your own garden, thanks for sharing it with us!

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  4. Nice! I love the pot of Easter Lilies and orange Tulips. Some amazing color combinations--how can you not be happy after seeing such a wonderful display?!

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  5. I've been feeling very poorly today and this has really cheered me up! My tulips have done exceptionally well this year unlike my daffodils!

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