Directly adjacent to Frick Park, one of Pittsburgh’s largest and most unique city parks (and my personal favorite), is The Frick! The Frick is a meticulously curated and landscaped cluster of buildings and gardens featuring a variety of really cool stuff. From world-class rotating art exhibits to explore, to a locally-sourced garden cafe where you can enjoy some very classy high tea, the Frick is a great little haven of goodness to visit while you’re in the city. For me, the Frick greenhouse is its crowning jewel… What can I say, I just love greenhouses!
When I visited the Frick greenhouse earlier this month, I was in search of seedlings to plant in my outdoor herb garden. Turns out I was in luck! Grow Pittsburgh, a local nonprofit dedicated to teaching folks how to grow food, sets up a seedling sale here every spring. On this particular day, I scored some dill, flat leaf parsley, Greek oregano, chives, cilantro, tarragon, creeping thyme, and a nice mixture of nasturtiums (a beautiful jewel-toned edible flower). I’m so stoked to have fresh, local herbs for all my home cooking needs this summer!
Greenhouses have a way of calling to me. Their unique architecture, for one, is something I just adore. I like to imagine myself as some kind of greenhouse version of Thumbelina, a tiny woodland fairy living amongst all these lovely and well-cared for plants… making the whole greenhouse my magical plant world. A girl can certainly dream :-)