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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.

At the Paph Forum, a longtime conference of Slipper enthusiasts in DC, Giovanny took many ribbons and and AOS award at the AOS judging, which also occurs there.

Pleurothallis leptotifolia received an AM/AOS with 83 points. The new cultivar name is 'Phipps' Gold’
So the plant is now Pleurothallis leptotifolia ‘Phipps’ Gold’ AM/AOS

Congratulations to Phipps, Ben, Giovanny and the Pfun/P-OSI team!!!!

January, 2024


Pfun at Phipps is our OSWP repotting efforts as well as doing the inventory of the Phipps orchid collection.  We are also helping as the Clean-up Crew and whatever Giovanny needs.  We are now going to Phipps most Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:45AM – 12:45PM. It’s a great learning experience for all of us.


Our goal is to help Phipps grow their orchid collection to one of national note, as well as the growth of the Barbara Tisherman Slipper Orchid Collection, a living museum of slipper orchids.


Be sure not to miss Phipps Orchid and Bonsai Show, starting January 13th, “Into The Mist.” You’ll see so many orchids in bloom, it’s amazing!


If you would like to join our Pfun/P-OSI efforts and haven’t previously signed up with us, please let me know at the email address below.  


Thanks and looking forward to working and learning together. . . and having Pfun!

Happy New Year!

Demetria Marsh                                     



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