"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 at St Johns Church, 311 Cumberland Rd., Pittsburgh, PA.Merry Christmas
Well this was a first ! Our president, Linda Womsley conducted the meeting in a greenhouse. DJ's Greenhouse in Transfer, PA hosted the event and for a small fee provided a boxed lunch following the meeting. Dennis James, the owner and Master Gardner, taught us how to grow and care for the flowering hydrangeas. Afterward we shopped and all agreed the time was worth the trip.
As you can see the weather wasn't the best but put a gardener in a green house, it doesn't dampen their spirit. Just ask Marcia Wielgus.
Like they say "sweet smelling Mother Earth is smelling salts for the soul". Ingomar Garden Club provided the materials and the residents of Wexford House got busy and created some very intersting terraruims. Look closely and you will find a butterfly or a bird. click on Horti-therapy in the left hand column to see more photos
Our "fearless leader" Kate Colville
Tour indeed ! The Chatham campus is home for 115 different varieties of trees covering 32 acres. Our knowledgable and entertainning guide, Kristen Spirl, included interesting diversions like a mother mallard duck with her day-old ducklings. to view the trees and 'US' click on CHATHAM TOUR on the left panel
As I write this there is a blanket of snow on the ground, the
roads are clear and the skies are blue. I have a fire burning
in the fireplace and an evergreen decorated for Christmas in
the corner. That's what I was hoping I would see when I
opened my eyes this morning! Instead I have a layer of
leaves still covering my yard. Fall does go on for a few more
weeks, then we can welcome winter officially.
I'm looking forward to sharing the holiday season with you
at our luncheon at Shannopin Country Club. Remember to
bring a gift if you would like to participate in the gift
Kate has set up Lunch outings for January and February,
please consider bringing a friend, neighbor, past garden of
the month winner, garden admirer, or your mom/daughter
Share the Season