"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 ARE BEING HELD AT ST THOMAS IN THE FIELDS ANGELICAN CHURCH--- 4106 St Thomas Drive, Gibsonia, PA. WE ARE MEETING OUTSIDE IN THE BACK PAVILLION, MASKS ARE REQUIRED
June 13 is the date. The corner of Rt. 19 and Ingomar Rd. across from Bruesters Real Icecreami
Our traditional May Plant Sale is going to happen only in June. The fabulous "diggums" perennials that we have saved from our grandmothers gardens will be available. GardBeautiful Den related crafts created by us and a Flea Market of treasures beyond description complete the event. Make out a shopping list and mark the calendar for Saturday, June 13, 10 am. We have hand sanitizer ready to keep you safe. Masks and social distancing will be observed.
Plant Sale Update
Beautiful day. Great turnout. Go to Facebook to see more pics.
Every gardener knows about transplanting. Moving from one place to another. During this time of uncertainty we are moving our operations from the meeting hall to our website. You can still look forward to flower designs, information on horticulture, birds, butterflies, notifications on enviromental projects and civic improvement. Our members will be sharing their pet projects through photos and pearls of wisdom.
Work at home---Works for us.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - Northmont Church, 8169 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, Pa
Business Meeting: 10:30 am; Lunch Break: 11:30 - Hostess provided snacks and beverages.. We will begin making plans for the Plant sale and continue getting ready for the GCFP Convention April 17. Program - Dave Rees, a Deputy Game Warden for the Pennsylvania Game Commission serving the Northern part of Allegheny County, will present a Bald Eagle Reintroduction program.
Thank you Dave.
We also loved Pat Knell's Floral centerpiece.
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.
Kate Colville “Down to earth and diggin’ it”