"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
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.
D-I-G-G-U-M-S = Plants that can be dug. divided, and dumped into a flower pot where they grow and can be sold 8 weeks later at the plant sale.
( Netting us a profit of 100% )
The Ingomar Plant Sale is May 9th, 8am till 2pm, corner of Ingomar Road and Perry Highway. The plants are priceless because many of the varieties started in grandma's garden. However the price is right. Check with us before you head for the store.
The hanging baskets from Schnor's Greenhouse, 175 Schnur Road, Butler, PA have always been a show stopper. AS we will not be doing the sale this year we hope you will plan to visit their business and support them during this diffucult time .
…….A THANK YOU FROM CONOR LUKSIK, SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
To the Members of The Ingomar Garden Club and President Linda Womsley,
I recently received your annual scholarship. I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to you and
your organization for helping me through my studies. The $750 your organization was able to grant me was
applied to my Fall 2019 semester at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. This scholarship was
immensely helpful for me financially and I could not be more grateful for being the recipient of it. This past
week on Saturday, December 14, 2019, I graduated with high honors (Magna Cum Laude) with a B.S.
degree in Parks & Resource Management and a minor in Environmental Communication and Heritage
Thank you Mrs. Oralia Ferretti for helping me though the process and conducting my interview.
Thank you President Linda Womsley. And thank you to the whole Ingomar Garden Club for your generosity
and belief in me and my work. Have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
Sincerely, Conor Luksik
January 8th the IGC Gals will head for the Longhorn Steakhouse to "break bread." While we are no longer doing the weed whacking thing we can still smell the roses via the seed catalogs. Let the snow fall...just helps us keep up our shoveling skills.
Time to take care of our little feathered friends. Will be sharing with you some of our favorite Bird Lovers Recipies and some prize photos of them.
Chris Hawthorn, through her tireless work of connecting us with many educational facilites in our area has made it possibel for IGC to enable the youth to compete in the National Garden Club Federation Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl Contest. We have students entering in all the catagories, Posters, Poetry and Essay, competing for the prizes. Members met and and selected from the many entries what we hope will be winners.
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 Oswald, 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”