|Tropical walk along the front of Phipps Conservatory with a view toward the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh.|
Last week, I was able to attend a garden design seminar with guest speaker Gordon Hayward at Phipps Conservatory. The first day was lecture in the Phipps Botany Hall, and the second day was a smaller setting at the nearby Phipps Garden Center.
I hope to share more of my favorite key points from Mr Hayward lectures soon. For today though, here are a few summery photos I snapped on the way around Phipps on the first day. Happy Labor Day!
|Blue dragonfly on a pink waterlily flower.|
|A few yellow waterlilies and orange fishies. The lily ponds are located to the side of Phipps a very worth the walk around the building.|
|A simple combination for the tropical garden: Broad, green Banana trees, purple Verbena bonariensis, orange blooming Canna 'Pretoria', and dark pink hardy Hibiscus.|