South Hills Spotlight – South Park Demonstration Garden (from the Penn State Extension)

After living in the South Hills most of my life, and now having lived about 5 minutes away from South Park for over a decade, I’m still discovering new things around here.  I was taking my girls to a new summer camp the GPS took me down McConkey Rd, which I’ve never been down before,Continue reading “South Hills Spotlight – South Park Demonstration Garden (from the Penn State Extension)”

A Visit to Phipps Conservatory’s A Splash of Brilliance – Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show

Living in Pittsburgh our family has been members of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for years.  I especially love going to Phipps this time of year (February) when we’re in the dead of winter and yearn to be around nature, greenery, and in outdoor spaces.  We don’t just visit Phipps in the winter, the showsContinue reading “A Visit to Phipps Conservatory’s A Splash of Brilliance – Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show”

Weekly Nursery Update – June 18

This week brings not much news, and the weekend brings some welcome escape from our day to day life.   On the nursery front, we ordered some grow lights that we’ll have available though the website probably in late July.  I’ll have photos and details about them at that time.  We’re also working to acquire anotherContinue reading “Weekly Nursery Update – June 18”

South Hills Hidden Secret – Pleasant Hills Arboretum

I grew up in the South Hills and moved back over 10 years ago.  In all of that time, I had never been to the Pleasant Hills Arboretum until last year.  Now that I know about it, it has become a great and close escape for our family to take a tranquil walk through nature,Continue reading “South Hills Hidden Secret – Pleasant Hills Arboretum”