Sowing Seeds Of Hope In The New Year: Parks Staff Plants Native Seeds During Winter Work

January 18, 2019 by Pittsburgh Parks

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy field staff spends hundreds of hours every winter clearing invasive vines from our park woodlands. Our staff can more...

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New Mellon Park Urns Replicated From Historic Black-And-White Photos

May 11, 2017 by Lauryn Stalter

Visitors to Mellon Park's exquisite Walled Garden will now be greeted by four grand urns that harken back to the original design of the garden.

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Know Your Native Wildflowers: Trillium

May 11, 2016 by Scott Roller

Think about numbers in nature for a second.  Most animals have two ears, four legs. A dogwood blossom has four petals, while the eastern spring...

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25 Ways To Celebrate Your Galentines and Valentines (Part 1)

February 2, 2016 by Lauryn Stalter

Whether you’re celebrating your Valentine, Galentine, or really anyone that you enjoy, we’ve compiled a list of date ideas — platonic or romantic!...

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We've Only Just Begun: Get Ready For A Big Parks Year

January 8, 2016 by Parks Conservancy Staff

Last year was big for Pittsburgh's parks.

All year long Parks staff tended park gardens, monitored for threats like Asian longhorned beetle,...

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What's in Bloom -- July 2015

July 6, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Life and Love Celebrated in Schenley Plaza

May 21, 2015 by Lauryn Stalter

You might see a flower bed in Schenley Plaza with a plaque in tribute to Jacqueline Reid Gerjuoy among the daffodils that reads, She loved...

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Star Light, Star Bright: Shining the Stars at Mellon Park Walled Garden

May 1, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

The cosmos is within us. We are made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself. Carl Sagan

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What's in Bloom -- April 2015

April 24, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

Our regular "What's in Bloom" feature typically highlights the exuberance of park gardens, blooming seasonally with all of the colors of the...

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Native Plants and Transplants: Meet Our New Zone Gardener

December 18, 2014 by Parks Conservancy Staff

When I told my family I was moving to Pittsburgh after college, they could not understand why I would want to live in such a dirty city.

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