"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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Our New President

01/15/2016 22:25

Ann Ferguson : Ingomar Garden Club President  2016             

Dear Ingnomar Garden Club

This is 2016-2917 is a new beginning and "GROWING FORWARD" gives us all many opportunites.  Seasons change and so do we.  Our gardens change and so do we. This is another growing time for our club and for me.  I have met so many wonderful women in IGC and now I follow in their shoes.  It is a privilege to work together with all o  you.  My name fills the presiden's slot but you are what makes this club go forward to what it is and will be.  This new year gives us a continued chance to grow together andd support each other.  I will need your support.

As Ken Druse has said so well,

"Growing Forward - Gardens, like the gardeners who nurture them, change with time. Vines climb skyward through the years.

Trees, the most vunerable of all plants,  through the cycle of their lives and many will be here after we are gone.  Gardens move (like my plants from Franklin Park to Sherwood Oaks in Cranberry Township.)  Planting beds become filled with roots; shade appears where there was once sunlight.  As I grow older I find that I am focusing more on less-individual prized plants close to the house, for instance.  And I've come to rely on and find a new appreciationfor, self-sufficient varieties chosen, to grow beside the paths walked less often.

Thank you for this opportunity to humbly learn to serve you and grow forward,

Ann Ferguson

 

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Message from our President Kate Colville Dec. 2020

09/26/2020 13:36

                                  Kate Colville

                                          Merry Christmas       

 

Greetings Garden Friends

This fall we have had an extended number of warm days

to put our gardens to bed. This was certainly a blessing

for me, as, usually by the time the oak leaves in the woods

behind my house fall, it is cold and wet and I’m DONE

with the garden. This year I was in short sleeves, raking

out my beds, just a week ago. Now I am enjoying the evergreens and ornamental grasses waving

in the wind outside the windows of my sunroom. The patio and porch pots crowd my indoor

spaces, and I look forward to the Amaryllis, Christmas Cactus, and Poinsettias for added indoor

color. As our local politicians ask us to shelter in place with the rise of COVID cases across the

state, I look forward to decorating our home, putting up the Christmas tree, hanging the garland,

lights, and bright festive decorations that mark the celebration of Jesus’ birth.

The holidays will be very different this year for many of us with smaller celebrations with immediate

family, raising toasts by ZOOM, and sheltering in place for the health and safety of family

and friends. It was with very heavy hearts that we had to cancel the December meeting/Christmas

Luncheon at Shannopin Country Club, but we needed to follow state and CDC guidelines

to keep all of us safe.

Please remember those struggling to make ends meet this Christmas by considering a donation to

North Hills Community Outreach for their Sharing Warmth project, which helps residents cover

the costs of their utility bills/keeping their homes warm and lights as winter approaches. Consider

donating the amount of money you are now NOT spending on the Christmas Luncheon/gift

exchange. You can pop a check in the mail or drop off your donation to North Hills Community

Outreach, 1975 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PAÂ 15101.

I am hopeful that with the vaccine distribution on the horizon, we will ALL be able to safely

gather again in 2021. Stay safe and Happy Holidays to you all! Kate THE

December Birthdays

4 - Jane Tate

13 - Shelly Holley

21 - Jean Boucek