"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 at St Johns Church, 311 Cumberland Rd., Pittsburgh, PA.
We are now meeting at Northmont Church on Perry Highway. Per usual Linda hit the gavel at 10:30 and we finished at 12:00 for a lovely lunch provided by the members. The floral centerpiece, designed by Barb Oswald, had a little competition with another "piece" on the side that contained meatballs by Janet Eck. This crockpot was a wedding gift and now a collectors item.
Many floral centerpieces are created beforehand but some designers prefer to work on the spot. See for yourself
The guest speaker, April Claus, director of Parks and Conservation for Sewickly Heights Borough and Eviromental Educator for Fern Hollow Nature Center, captivated her audience with live specimen for her topic, "Reptiles' and Amphibians' Part in PA' Eco System. Members were allowed "hands on" partiscipation. April informed us that our native snakes, toads, turtles and salamanders, keep the population of insects and rodents in check. Contrary to popular belief these creatures are not "agressive" unless tormented or, as all creep and crawl around the ground, are stepped on. Wear shoes.
Fall greetings gardeners,
September sure went fast! My flowers are all suffering from a lack of water, I may be partially to blame. I hope that yours are fairing better!
Thank you to the members who stopped by our tent at the Mccandless community day. We had a great day, and most of us enjoyed showing our worms! See worms here! Encouraged more kids than prospective members, we got our message out either way. Thanks.
I've been told that the Harmony tour was a success, wish I could have been there.
This month we invite our neighboring clubs to join our meeting, please make them welcome! Don't forget your food!
Hope you all can join us for our final field trip of 2019. We will be heading to the Tree Pittsburgh greenhouse Wednesday, October 23rd for a tour starting at 10:00 am. Tree Pittsburgh is located at 32 62nd Street, in upper Lawrenceville. You may recall that Joe Davish, from Tree Pittsburgh, came to educate us in May with his program on tree planting and pruning. We will meet to carpool from the lot in front of The Ashley Homestore on McKnight Road (across from Ross Park Mall) at 9:20 am. We will grab a bite for lunch after the tour – location TBD! As always, friends and family are welcome! A signup will be available at the October meeting. Questions? Contact Program Chair Kate Colville at (412) 736-2062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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