MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
WHAT? - INGOMAR GARDEN CLUB SPRING PLANT SALE
WHERE? - Corner of Ingomar Rd and Route 19
WHEN? - Saturday, May 7, 2016
TIME? - 8a.m. to 3 p.m.
We can't wait to see you there!
- INGOMAR GARDEN CLUB -
Our first plant sale was April 13th, 1946, in Mrs. McCarthy's garage just two months after the club was founded (February 7th). There is no record of the proceeds however they did another one in September, also in Mrs. McCarthys garage, and made $31.00. Ingomar Garden Club plant sales have been going on in in various places - fire halls, churches, and shopping centers for 70 years.
We are EXPERTS.
Put it on your calendar!
Ann Ferguson is Ingomar Garden Club President for 2016
Dear Fellow Members,
With this message, my tenure as IGC's president is coming to an end. I would like to thank all of you, my fellow members, for giving me the honor and privilege to serve you. There were times when things got rough and I had to rely on you for your patience and understanding. Without your help and support, I never could have done the duties you elected me to do. Special thanks to my board colleagues for their complete support, and especially to Kay Womsley for tirelessly mentoring me along the way.
Incoming board members, best wishes. IGC will be in the capable hands of Ann Ferguson, Debe Masters, Kate Colville, Janet Desko and Salle Carr. They offer a wealth of knowledge and experience for our club to succeed. Let us give them our uncondiional cooperation and support. Your continued involvement is essesntial to the future success of our club. Again, thank you for the wonderful two years. I will continue to searve IGC in any copacity that I can.
We welcome Pat Beall as our new Honorary Member. Julie Barnes' recomendation, to consider Pat Beall for an Honorary Membership for her meritorious service to our club was granted to the Board.
I hope your Easter was happy!
"When we gardeners garden, it is not just the plants that grow but we,
the gardeners ourselves." - Ken Druse
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1827 that offers programs, activities, workshops, and publications for gardeners of all levels and interests. We are honored to be the recipient of this award for David Councill Park. A gardening project since 1956.
We are celebrating seventy years of being a group of women dedicated to making our piece of Pittsburgh a place that makes you proud. Originally founded as an offshoot from a social club in 1946, the Ingomar Garden Club quickly grew into an organization committed to cleaning up local unsightly areas and turning them into public gardens. This required a knowledge of landscaping that evolved into all the other aspects of gardening. Floral design was intorduced, meanwhile horticulture florished as we traded seeds and swaped ideas on better ways to compost. If you are on this website the rest is "history' as you can see. Forgive us as we give ourselves a pat on the back and say, "We done good."
The President's Letter for March 2016
Welcome back Gardening Friends
Sometimes it feels like Spring but it seems that Winter does not want to let go yet. If Punxsutawney Phil is right, then Spring is not far behind. It is March again. March is like a signal for Mother Nature to prepare for Spring, and a reminder to us to get ready for another great year of gardening.
A busy year is ahead for our Club. We have lots of “fun” events planned, so your participation is much needed. Please consider helping in our plant sale, and participating in our Flower Show. How about coming to the District IX Members Day Out on April 5th?
This is a fun event plus you will learn more about District IX. Also, we are calling all our talented members to submit entries to the “Trash to Treasure” contest. Theme this year is “Bee-Dazzled”. Entries have to be submitted at the Members Day Out luncheon. An eblast was sent out regarding this event but if you did not receive the email, information will be available at our March meeting.
SAVE THE DATES for these other upcoming events of interest: Philadelphia Flower Show on March 5-13; Glade Run Spring Gardening Symposium on Sat., April 2nd; and the GCFP Convention in State College on April 10-12.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE: A motion to raise our annual dues from $30 to $40 will be voted on at our March 2nd meeting. Please see separate article inside this issue about this notice.
“If we had no winter, spring would not be so pleasant” Anne Bradstreet .
Connie S. Brecht