"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
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 ?
After seventy years, we are the real pros at hosting a community plant sale.
Sunshine and "shades" says "super sales for sure"
It doesn't get any better than this!
Our first plant sale was April 13th, 1946, in Mrs. McCarthy's garage just two months after the club was founded (February 7th). There is no record of the proceeds however they did another one in September, also in Mrs. McCarthys garage, and made $31.00. Ingomar Garden Club plant sales have been going on in in various places - fire halls, churches, and shopping centers for 70 years.
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,
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”