Home and Garden Notes: Tree Pittsburgh's first sale

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Pawpaws, sweetbay magnolias, Virginia pines and other trees will be available at Tree Pittsburgh's first sale Friday and next Saturday at Construction Junction, 214 N. Lexington St., Point Breeze (15208).

The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days and proceeds will allow the nonprofit to continue growing trees locally for ecological restoration projects across the city. Because supplies of pawpaw trees are limited, only two will be sold per customer. Trees, $40 each, range from 2 to 4 feet in height and are growing in 1- to 3-gallon containers. Credit cards will be accepted.

All trees are grown from locally sourced seeds in the Tree Pittsburgh Seedling Nursery, which now has more than 8,000 seedlings in at least 70 varieties. Tree Pittsburgh staff will be on hand to provide information regarding tree planting and siting. Information: www.treepittsburgh.org.

Phipps Fall Flower Show

Thousands of chrysanthemums in shades of yellow, red, purple, orange and green will be blooming next Saturday when Phipps Conservatory's Fall Flower Show opens at the glasshouse in Oakland.

Mums have been highlighted as part of Phipps' Fall Flower Show since 1893. The Garden Railroad will make its seasonal debut, featuring Phipps Prehistoric Park. In the tiny landscapes, dinosaurs escape and create havoc.

The show, designed by display horticulturist Laura Schoch, runs through Nov. 10. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 10 p.m. on Fridays. Admission is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors (age 62 and older), $14 for students with valid ID, $11 for children ages 2-18, free for members and children under 2. Information: www.phipps.conservatory.org.

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First Published October 11, 2013 8:00 PM


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