"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 Northmont Church, 8169 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA.
NEW OFFICERS FOR 2020-2021
PRESIDENT - KATE COLVILLE
VICE-PRESIDENT - JULIE BARNES
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY - TESS SWARTZ
TREASURER - MARLENE STRAUB
IGC had a new "member" at the June Board Meeting. Unfortunately she had to be removed due to barking but still was around for our photo of the 2020 Board. A few members Zoomed the meeting and everything was taken care of.
Primed, Primped and Pretty. Looking back we have been doing this for 50 years.Edith's Garden in front of the Northland Library is a more recent project of ours, and ready for viewing.
Ingomar Garden Club gals drove over to Sewickley Heights to see the Wilpen Hall Rose Garden and what a beautiful day to be "smellin' the roses" Built in in 1897 as a summer retreat for William Penn Snyder and his family, three generations later the property can be visited where sixty variations of roses are on display. Presented in a garden style with other interesting flora, one felt as if they had been transported back in time when ladies carried stylish parasols and wore lace gloves.
Been there and done that!
Since they predicted thunder storms with lightning and high winds we met at the church.
None of the above happened.
Our meeting was blessed with, sunshine, balmy winds, and birds singing with a little traffic noise from Route 8 .
St Thomas Anglican Church allowed us to use their big, beautiful, covered pavillion in back of the property,Our newly installed President, Kate Colville conducted her first meeting, and then installed the rest of the officers. As you can see she was "covid- correct." Julie Barns was our guest speaker--her topic 'Excavating for Container Garden Sensations" She brought all sorts of container gardening possibilities showing how various cast-off items can be planted to add a little garden whimsey.
A Message from our President
Dear Gardening Friends,
How blessed we were on Saturday, June 13th, to have blue skies, pleasant temperatures
and a GREAT turnout for our rescheduled Plant Sale. I want to
thank you all for your hard work digging up and caring for your plants, making
crafts, bringing in flea market items, helping with signage, advertising, set
up, sales and cleanup. For those of you who were unable to attend – we understand,
and know you were there in spirit and were cheering us on from
afar! Even without the sale of the hanging baskets and annuals, we made it!
Kudos to everyone for getting down to earth and diggin’ it!
All of our summer community gardening projects are underway and looking
lovely. Thanks for the many hands helping with these projects. We are looking
for volunteers for David Councill Park, Edith’s Garden and the Passavant planters, so if you have some extra
time to lend a hand, please consider doing so. We are currently investigating how we can be of help in our
community gardens by growing fruits/vegetables for the local community food banks. Be on the lookout for
upcoming information on how you can help.
The Picnic and July meeting are sneaking up on us NEXT WEEK, June 1st in Eileen Miller’s backyard. The
hospitality committee will be providing individual canned/bottled drinks, and desserts will be provided by club
members. We ask that you bring your own chair and lunch. If you have not already sent a RSVP to me, please
reply by Sunday, June 28th, so we know how many to expect. Also, this is another big fundraiser of ours, the
annual plant/garden related item auction! Come prepared with your items for auction, and your checkbooks/
dollars ready. It is a fun time, while raising much needed money for our club. While we did raise $2,500 from
the plant sale, we originally budgeted on raising, $3,300, so we need everyone’s help with the auction!. We will
be ZOOMING the meeting and Auction again, so let us know if you will be participating that way.
Stay safe and healthy ladies - and enjoy your time in the garden.
See you Wednesday!
Down to Earth and Diggin’ It,
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” Marcus Tullius Cicero