"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

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Members Resume "OUTINGS"

06/11/2020 16:08

 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.

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05/26/2020 22:57

June Meeting Covid-Style

June 3, in a member's front yard, the Ingomar Garden Club will meet conplete with masks, bag lunch, chair, and a drink.   We will install the new officers and our Horticulture Chairman, after due research will present a program about  Exavating For Garden Sensations.  (garden containers around the house).

Should it rain a church pavillion is our back up and members not comfortable coming together will meet online via Zoom. 

Like they say, "Where there is a will there is a way!"

 

Plant Sale - Craft Sale - Flea Market is ON

05/26/2020 22:04

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.

 

 

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Message from our Presiden Kate Colville Oct. 2020

09/26/2020 13:36

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.

Celebrate fall!

 

                Kate Colville                      “Down to earth and diggin’ it”