"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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Christmas Cactus

11/19/2016 20:34
 
Christmas cacti are spectacular holiday plants with their lush pendulous flowers in an astonishing array of colors. Actually the term "Christmas cactus" is broadly used to identify two holiday cacti which bloom during the holiday season. The most common is Schlumbergera truncata which is the Thanksgiving cactus. This is often confused with Schlumbergera bridgesii which is the true Christmas cactus.This plant is not often seen in stores because its blooms come in a little too late for good Christmas sales.

The Christmas cactus, Schlumbergera bridgesii, blooms later and has smooth stem segments that are smaller and scalloped along the edges. Its growth habit tends to be more pendulous or drooping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Thanks giving cactus, Schlumbergera truncata sometimes known as Zygocactus, or claw cactus blooms several weeks before the Christmas cactus. It has stem segments with strongly toothed or pointed edges that make them appear claw like. This cactus also appears to grow a little more upright.

 

 

Ingomar Garden Club Celebrates 70 Years

10/19/2016 23:42

Click on 70  Celebration in the menu to see the "rest of the story"

 

 

FLOWER SHOW SEPT 8 / 9

09/01/2016 22:36

 

The Ingomar Garden Club presented a Standard Flower Show!

 

 

Sept. 9, 1pm to 7pm & Sept. 10, 9am to 1pm

Sherwood Oaks, 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Twp.

 

A Standard Flower Show is an educational experience, displaying

the design talents and horticultural abilities of the garden club members.

 

70 YEARS AND COUNTING

07/31/2016 00:28

Welcome! The roots of Ingomar Garden Club were planted in 1946 by the late Maude Seibert of McCandless Township and have produced a strong and vigorous service organization that has improved the lives of many in the Pittsburgh area. We are very proud to serve this community!

Members of IGC have been responsible for planting thousands of trees over the years. The group has maintained two public community gardens, held over 40 garden shows, conducted annual plant sales, and taught both young children and senior citizens the joy of horticulture.

As the new year unfolds, we look forward to sharing our projects and programs with you! IGC pours into the community with numerous civic endeavors. Annual scholarships, horticulture therapy, nursing home outreach, Junior Garden Club in Hampton Township School District, Novice Organic Garden Club in North Allegheny School District, Hartwood Acres planting, David Councill Memorial Park garden, "Edith's Garden" at Northland Library, Garden of the Month, bi-annual flower shows, North Hills Community food drive - just to name a few

 

Celebrating 50 years                                                              Stone Mansion,  1996

IGC July Picnic 2016

07/06/2016 17:34

 


What a lovely place !

What a lovely day !

 What a lovely time was had by all ! Chelo Farina was our hostess.  Her gardens are beautiful to behold in every direction.   The "picnic" food was gormet and bountiful.   And what would the IGC picnic be without our own Kay Womsly, auctioneer extradinaire.  The auctioning of our treasures at the picnic is a tradition and everyone takes home just about as much as they bring, only it used to belong to somebody else.  Does that makes sense ?

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Message from our President 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 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.

Celebrate fall!

 

                Kate Colville                      “Down to earth and diggin’ it”