As we thank Phipps for all their help and support for our Orchid Show, wish our long time friend, Georgia Wahl, “Happy Retirement” and say welcome to Katie and Jennifer, it’s time to get back to work. We will try to take a look at our team’s inventories and see what we should add to develop the orchid collection at Phipps and see how we can help the Phipps team grow the orchid collection. The Slipper team will be working on articles for the summer issues of the Orchid Digest and Slipper Orchid Alliance Journal based on the results of our Important Historical Phragmipedium Hybrids Survey and the progress we are making with the living museum of Slipper Orchids, the Barbara Tisherman Slipper Orchid Collection. For survey results see

Our teams:






 Experienced and new members are all welcome.

Park in the back of the conservatory and PUT A SIGN ON YOUR DASHBOARD:  OSWP ORCHID VOLUNTEER AT PHIPPS.  Then come thru the Center for Sustainable Landscapes thru the Tropical Greenhouse to the automatic doors to the left . . . or walk up the driveway to the back of the gardens and come thru the doors to the left of the loading dock for the conservatory.  We’ll be in the head production house where we normally repot for Pfun.   7/9 at 10AM at Phipps Conservatory growing houses.

If you cannot find us call or text

Demetria at 412-848-4349 or

Nancy at 412-367-1556.

Demetria at or 412-848-4349.
In the meantime,  Think Orchids!

For more information, contact:

Nancy Kline                                                                                 Demetria Marsh                                                   
412-367-1556                                                                             412-848-4349

April 2017

A joint initiative between Phipps Conservatory and the Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania to create and cultivate an orchid collection of note for enjoyment, education and research.



There will be no scheduled Pfun date until April. Stay tuned. Plenty of volunteer opportunities for our show

Phipps Used Bulb and Orchid Sale

 This is new;  You may be familiar with the Used Bulb Sale that Phipps has in the spring to sell the bulbs that have been used in recent shows. What is new is that they are including orchids this year. These will be primarily Phalaenopsis and Oncidium intergenerics that were displayed at the Orchid and Bonsai Show. While I do not have particulars, the prices will be low, very low. We expect to need help on Friday March 31 to set up, and Saturday April 1 to help sell and advise purchasers. Assuming the stock lasts, we will do the same on the 14th and 15th of April. The time for the bulb sale on Saturday is 9:30 to 11:30.  The set up on Friday will be from 11 am until we are finished. Should not be more than an hour or 2. One or 2 volunteers will be needed for each date. 

If you have come to Pfun in recent months, you should have your orange Phipps Volunteer parking pass. Use this on your dashboard when you park in the employee lot on Frew St. Extension or beyond that area near the Center for Sustainable Landscapes.  If you are not familiar with this change in our parking, please contact me for particulars. 

Thanks for all of your support.
Nancy Kline
Thanks for all of the support of Pfun and P-OSI


Pfun at Phipps

Georgia Wahl,

Phipp's Orchid Grower

Working at Phipps

Phipps Projects