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Phipps Conservatory brings 'Sparkle and Shine' to winter flower show

'Sparkle and Shine' is the theme for the 'Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden', running through January 9 at the facility in Pittsburgh’s Oakland section.

“After our whimsical summer and fall flower shows that featured our original troll characters, we wanted our Winter Flower Show to really highlight the beauty of winter,” said Jordyn Melino, Phipps associate director of exhibits and designer of the show. “I hope that guests will join us in celebrating the beauty of nature in winter.”

One display hearkens back to the origins of the historic glasshouse: “Palm Court transports guests back to the days that Phipps first opened in 1893 with a Victorian holiday display,” Melino said. “Our production staff made 30-inch topiary spheres planted in alternating colors of polka dot plant (Hypoestes), and each dressed up with an oversized tassel and ribbon to look like large Victorian-style ornaments hanging overhead in the room.

“In the center of Palm Court is a cut tree decorated in swagged crystal garland, Victorian-style ornaments, finials, and reflective ornaments that catch the eye as the tree rotates in an oversized music box,” she said.

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