"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.
WE ARE FOLLOWING CDC GUIDELINES - WHICH MAY INCLUDE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING. (SHOULDER BUMPS FOR HUGS AND A WINK FOR A SMILE...)
We had thirteen members participate in our August meeting and program at Jennings Environmental Education Center. We had a beautiful sunny day, a large pavilion with a prairie view and our speaker Brandi Miller-Parrish to make the day perfect. Thanks Brandi!
After her talk, Brandi led us around the prairie trail and talked about the wildflowers, wild trees, burn cycles and water flows. Here are some of the pictures - Enjoy!
Residents of Wexford House enjoyed creating arrangements with Silk flowers and STICKERS! Good work Jessie!
Here we are enjoying the natural shaded section of Sue's yard during our meeting time! Thanks Sue!
The President's Comments
by Julie Barnes
Greetings Garden Friends,
Who needed a park picnic when we had a beautiful parklike setting at Sue and Dave Auman’s home? A heartfelt thank you goes to Sue and Dave for hosting us on their spacious property and to those who brought delicious food, a lovely centerpiece and donations of plants or garden related items for auction. Even though July is notorious for heat and humidity, the shade made this outdoor gathering quite comfortable as well-manicured landscape areas welcomed and inspired us. I also had the chance to explore the SBCGC Tour gardens to invigorate my gardening soul. Outstanding color combinations in beds or containers and attractive stands of lilies, hydrangeas, sedum and more provided just that. Newer plantings in many gardens transformed hilly plots into very appealing sights while a particularly creative gardener had plantings that welcomed you from bikes, wheelbarrows, or wagons.
Looking toward August, our meeting will be conducted at Jennings Environmental Education Center which has a 20-acre prairie ecosystem. This is the only public and protected prairie in the Commonwealth of PA that is home for distinctive prairie plants, most notably the blazing star, and the endangered Massasauga Rattlesnake. The Dahlia Field trip tour on August 17th has changed from Shelley Holley’s house to Shaler North Hills Library hillside garden. Lastly, the board meeting will be at my home - August 31st, 10 a.m.
“All Gardens Are a Form of Autobiography.”- Robert Dash
“Thru Trowels & Errors”
Julie, Your President