"We are commited to establishing roots in this community and watching them grow."
The Ingomar Garden Club was Established in 1946 as a philanthropic organization dedicated to the art of gardening, flower design, conservation of natural resources, enviromental protection and civic improvement. The club was federated in 1954. Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month, 10:30 am.
DUE TO THE PANDEMIC THE MEETINGS WERE BEING HELD AT ST THOMAS IN THE FIELDS ANGELICAN CHURCH IN GIBSONIA. WE MET OUT.SIDE IN THE BACK PAVILLION, MASKS AND ALL. LET US HOPE 2021 FINDS US BEING ABLE TO BE TOGETHER FACE TO FACE and FRIEND TO FRIEND.
Our sincere condolences to Kate and her family on the passing of her father, Lawrence W .Snively, Jr.
First IGC Meeting 2021
We met in the PYCO School of Music building, using the back entrance and wearing masks. The IGC sign let us know which door, kinda like "Hernendo's Hideway." Click on March Meeting in EVENTS to see more about the meeting.
It’s hard to believe that Spring is right around the corner, with the icicles
hanging from my gutters and the freezing temperatures outside.
However, I am thoroughly enjoying the longer days, and know that the
spring bulbs will soon be popping, and we’ll be itching to get out into
our yards and community gardens.
I would like to take this opportunity to first thank you ALL from the bottom
of my heart for the outpouring of care, concern and prayers during the time I was down in
Maryland caring for my father on hospice and since his passing. How blessed I felt – as if all of
your arms were around me in a collective hug. I can’t begin to express how much it meant to me.
THANK YOU ALL!
I know this winter has been long and difficult, with many of us confined to our homes. I was
pleased that some of you ventured out and enjoyed the luncheons that Julie planned. I’m sorry I
was unable to join. I am praying that some of you have had first vaccines, or are on the list! We
will have our meeting/program on Wednesday, March 3rd at PYCO, and the safe number of attendees
remains 25 indoors. In an effort to ensure everyone’s safety, we are asking members to
remain masked during the meeting and program. If you would like to bring a snack/drink, we
are asking that you step outside briefly or into the small room by the restroom or hallway to eat.
Desserts will not be provided at this time, so if you’d like a treat, we ask that you bring you own.
So that we have an accurate count of attendees, please RSVP to me at email@example.com .
As before, we will also be ZOOMING the meeting and program.
If you haven’t registered for the 91st GCFP Annual Convention “ZOOMING into SPRING”
April 18-20th, there’s still time! The deadline in March 1st. The registration forms are on pages
16-18 of your winter 2021 Keystone Gardener, which you should have received in the mail.
We have set a date for our Spring Annual plant sale for Saturday, May 22nd. Mark your calendars!
We hope to have more flea market items to sell this year as well, so in addition to dividing
up your perennials for our Diggums sale this spring, set aside flea market items when you are
spring cleaning for our sale. While I know what a difficult year 2020 was for us all, I am so proud of what we accomplished as a club, with our fund raising/donations to North Hill Community Outreach, beautification projects with David Councill, Passavant Hospital planters and Edith’s Garden, and volunteer efforts in Bellevue at the Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Garden. Despite COVID, we were hard at work throughout the year, contributing to our community. The money we donate as our annual club dues goes a LONG way to not only add beauty to ourcommunity during this challenging time, but helps families in need by putting fresh food on their tables. This is the time for us to all renew our memberships either by mailing dues to Tess Swartz or by bringing your checks to the March meeting. You dues not only joins you with a great supportive family of gardening friends – it gives you the access to excellent monthly educational programs and invests in and supports our local community. Definitely money well spent! I look forward to seeing many of you at the March meeting. Welcome back Ingomar ladies and think spring!
Kate Colville – “Down to Earth and Diggin