If you guessed orchids you are correct. This is the last week for the orchid show at Phipps Conservatory in Oakland. You can stop by Phipps Conservatory to check out the orchids and learn more about one of Troy Polamalu‘s hobbies. While you are there you can enter to win a football signed by Troy Polamalu too.
Love orchids? So does Troy Polamalu. Visit Phipps this week to be entered into a free raffle to win a football signed by the Steelers safety, whose hobbies include growing and caring for orchids at his home.
He’s not alone; since the time of the ancient Greeks and Aztecs, people have revered orchids for their beauty and mystique. At Phipps, rare and colorful orchids are on display in a number of rooms including a large and varied collection in the Orchid and Serpentine Rooms. (No purchase necessary. One chance to win per person. Drawing will be held Sun., Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. in the conservatory’s Welcome Center. Winner will be notified by e-mail, and need not be present at time of drawing.)
Warm up with Tropical Sunday’s at Phipps too. Steel drum band will perform between 1-3pm.
Tropical Sundays At Phipps
Every Sunday in February you can shed the winter blues and relax under the palm trees from 1-3 p.m. and sway to the music from a steel drum band. Plus, wear a tropical flower shirt and get in for half price!
Orchid Show runs through February 28, 2010
Phipps Conservatory is located in Oakland across from Flagstaff Hill
Phipps is open daily from 9:30 am to 5 pm and until 10 pm on Friday
Some more blog posts about orchids:
- How Orchids Are Some Of The Best Indoor Plant For Color? (stepbysteptips.com)
- Let orchid rebloom before cutting old flower stalks: Ask OSU Extension (cleveland.com)
- World’s tiniest orchid (boingboing.net)