gardens on the last day of the Garden Writers conference in Pittsburgh in
2014 GWA Symposium attendees reached the Giraffe habitat. Sharp eyes or a
zoom lens could pick out a nest of ducklings across the pond that buffered
the habitat from spectators.
after it closed. By then the critters had gone home for the evening, but
when it comes to garden writers, plants are the story. The zoo features
habitats that, where possible, resemble the biomes of the animals on
exhibit. And. garden writers got to see some of the zoo’s inhabitants.
Ken Brown is very savvy about growing tropical plants indoors in a cold climate. As a consultant, he offers expertise in growing both ornamental and food plants. He speaks about gardening, and he writes gardening tips and insights for his website, http://www.gardening-enjoyed.com. Ken is a regional director for GWA region VII.
Jill Bondi is the marketing manager for Natural Garden Natives in St Charles, Illinois.
Shenley Plaza provided time to relax, dance in the grass, visit with friends, eat lunch, and hand out seed packets to passers by.
The breakfast line at the Phipps Conservatory assembled in the shadow of a corpse flower named Romero. The plant drew little attention as it had shed the familiar flower parts and looked pretty much like a tree.