Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A word from a Phipps' Master Gardener

Pittsburghers and beyond! Claire Schuchman, who offered us wonderful tips on preparing your garden soil a few weeks ago, has some news you don't want to miss. With Mother's Day coming up on Sunday, here is the perfect way to honor your mom!

Phipps May Market 

Here in Pittsburgh, organic gardening is made a little bit easier because we have the Phipps May Market, held at the Conservatory in Schenley Park. The grounds are beautiful, the cafe will be open and you can walk through the Summer Flower Show for half-price admission. While not every vendor features organic seedlings, many do, and the selection is wonderful. This is an event I never miss; there really is something here for every kind of gardener. There is even a flea market boutique, that never fails to yield a treasure that goes into my cart. Bring your own wagon or get there early enough to use one of Phipps wagons. For a complete list of vendors and more info, visit the Phipps website. Come have some fun!!

May Market, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 11 and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 12, is free and open to the public. Here is a list of this year's vendors:

Always Summer Herbs
Bartsch Greenhouse and Nursery
Cafe Phipps
Chapel Hill Antiques and Gifts
Charmed by Nature
Coulson Slate Accents
Cynthia Grant
Spring Flower Show at Phipps

Daffodil and Hosta Society
Florence Smith
Friendship Farm
Garden Dreams
Goose Creek Farms
Grow Pittsburgh
Gutter Helmet
Hess Landscaping
Iris and Daylily Society
Kridler Gardens
Lambs Ear Farm
Linden Garden Club
Laura and Lincoln at the Spring Flower Show at Phipps
Men's Garden Club
Mosaic Mitzi
Mulberry Creek Farm
Nine Mile Run Watershed
Organic Mechanics
Pam Werner
Paula Nettleship
Penn Hills Lawn and Nursery
Phipps Tropicals, Perennials and Shrubs
Prospect Berry Farms
Pucker Brush Farms
Renewal by Andersen
Road to the Lakehouse
Rockledge Garden Club
Sand Hill Berries
Seeders and Weeders Garden Club
Stem Flower Jewelry
Stephanie Spingola
Sylvania Natives
Tastefully Simple
Una Biologicals
Whimsical Wonders
Whitehall Green Thumbers
Who Cooks for You Farm
Window Box Garden Club

I don't know about you, but I know what I want to do for Mother's Day! I think I'll spend my Friday at Phipps!

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