"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
The members of Ingomar Garden Club were notified May 27th that Mary Buckley had passed.
At the District IX Members Day Out meeting a heart warming tribute was paid to her by Sue Simple, President of District IX. Mary was President of IGC 2000- 2001 and on the District IX board as projects chairman since 2003. The Christmas tree at the Norht Hills Library was Mary's project. She stepped down from her many activities for health reasons but still was available for all of our "how to" questions.
IGC extends our condolences to Mary's family.
Our loss is heaven's gain.
In spite of a cold morning and the possibility of rain, the IGC gals were there setting up at 7AM.
Some "Dads" shopping for Mothers Day.
Amazing what sun, water and a little "talking can do
You name it; we grew it!
See you next year!
We are honored to be a part of the Central Elementary School Junior Garden Club. They had their sale May 11/12. Janet Eck did her usual fablous job of bringing in gorgeous hanging baskets, for "ambiance" to set off the all the veggies and herbs the kids grew from seed.
This is where it began---in the green house. Joel with her "green thumb gang
Lots of fun stuff going on at Mike Barnes Garage. He actually turned it into a greenhouse so we could pot-up our diggums. We love Mike too!
This is where we're headed
But in the meantime here is where we are---"diggums."
Members in late March brought cuttings, perennials, bulbs, you name it, and we potted them up. Some are real treasures from bygone days.
Crimpson Iris, Yellow Foxglove,Vareigated Geraniums, Verbascum Southern Charm, White Sparkler Gaura, Galeux d'Eysine Pumpkin, for openers.
This year we are adding, along with the table-of-used-gardening-treasures, a Crafters Corner. Take a peek.
Original hand painted pots and rocks. Signed by the artist. (will post other crafts as they come in)
Ingomar Garden Club Plant Sale 2017
May 13-----8am till 3pm----corner of Route 19 and Ingomar Road-----rain or shine
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”