"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.



IGC is "out and about" in Sept.

09/24/2020 23:15

In this day and time an outing is sticking your pink nose out the door.   Richard Liberto, scheduled for our November meeting speaker, met us at Best Feeds and presented the currant array of trending landscaping plants today.  Listening, walking and writing was a new experience especially when the speaker has lectured for Chatham University, CCAC, and Penn State's Master Gardners, as well as educated audiences of Chautaqua Institution, Frank Lloyed Wright Architecture School, lGCFP. Pennsylvania Landscape & Nurseryman's Association and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.



North Hills Comminity Outreach provided another "Outing"

IGC gals voluntered to work in the Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Garden that provides food for those families needing support.


September Meeting Outdoors

09/11/2020 17:22

Practicing A Positive Perspective -- holding our meetings outdoors can have it's positives!

 Dress casually / Do a Mini Flower Show / Make Kokedams (?) / Have a Picnic

Obviously a "fundraiser" flower show. 

Stacy Ivol, Director of the Beaver Area Heritage Museum, taught the Art of Kokedama (sometimes called a poorman's bonsai) consisting of a moss ball with a plant of choice.

A Fairy Garden

08/26/2020 16:38


Barb Oswald thought it would be fun to show her grandchildren how to make a Fairy Garden.  She cleared a small corner of her garden and "fenced" it in.  They planted the flowers and and the "toys."

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Message from our Presiden Kate Colville Oct. 2020

09/26/2020 13:36

Greeting Garden Friends, It’s as if God flipped a switch and we jumped from a hot humid sum-mer to fall with shorter days, cool crisp air, and comfortably warm sun. It’s time to harvest the last of the summer crops (I will miss my constant stream of tomatoes and squash) and remove the tired spent plants. With the pleasant weather, it’s the perfect time to divide up some perennials for next year’s plant sale, snap up some bargains at the garden centers for perennials, shrubs and trees, and pop in some frost tolerant splashes of color for your beds and containers like mums, asters and pansies. I’m looking forward to the beautiful fall foliage colors of red, oranges, and yellows that will arrive later this month It gave me great pride to see the article by Tony Larussa honoring the student poetry, poster and essay contest winners on the front page of the most recent North Journal. Kudos to Chris Hawthorne, Barb Os-wald, and Phyllis Chvostal, our Conservation/Youth Committee chairs, for their hard work and dedica-tion, the club members who participated in the judging, and to our publicity chair, Marcia Wielgus, who works hard to get our club name out into the community. Many thanks to Julie Barnes for scheduling the wonderful hands on Kokedama program for our Sep-tember meeting. Mine is still alive! Also, 19 of us participated in the September field trip to Best Feeds on a beautiful day, learned about numerous shrubs and grasses to add to our landscapes and enjoyed an out-door lunch at Kretzlers. It was a wonderful chance to catch up with club members. A small team of club members travelled to Bellevue in September to North Hills Community Outreach’s Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni’s Community Garden, assisting to harvest vegetables, tear out some summer crops, and plant fall crops .What a wonderful and much needed program – expertly run by NHCO Gar-den Coordinator, Alyssa Crawford, providing fresh organic produce to three pantry sites that serve local families. My hope is that, in the future, our club can look for more ways to provide assistance for this pro-gram.

Julie Barnes will be the leading the October meeting in my place, as I will be out of town. I will miss see-ing you all. Keep safe and socially distanced and I will see many of you at the Oct 14th board meeting. Take the time to relax and enjoy the spectacular fall view that nature offers this time of year.

Celebrate fall!


                Kate Colville                      “Down to earth and diggin’ it”