"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 Northmont Church, 8169 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA.           

                                                                   

 

 

 

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District IX Perennial Bloom Award Goes to IGC MEmber

11/01/2019 21:32

 

Julie Barnes


                CONGRATULATIONS JULIE BARNES WINNER OF THE DISTRICT IX PERENNIAL BLOOM AWARD
We, in our Garden Clubs have been privileged to have long time members who, like the faithful
perennials in our gardens, have made our clubs grow and bloom with their continuous support of
our goals and objectives. Serving as officers and chairmen over the years, their love of gardening
has planted many a seed for garden club programs and events, while their enthusiastic leadership
has inspired members to nurture these seeds into successful bloom. In grateful appreciation for
their years of support, a PERENNIAL BLOOM AWARD was presented to Julie Barnes, and a tree
or shrub will be planted in their honor.
LAUREL AWARDEES - Bege Anderson, Janet Eck, Irene Rudy
DAFFODIL AWARDEES - Deeann Beavers, Joan Griffith, Ruth Kirk, Eileen Miller,
Marlene Straub, Monica Zanieski

 

David Council Park

10/17/2019 19:41

 

Time to bend over and close down the park.  In fact the work has already begun.  Digging up the annuals, trimming the perrenials and finishing up Oct 29th.                                                                                                                                    

October Meetiing, 2019

10/03/2019 20:09

We are now meeting at Northmont Church on Perry Highway.  Per usual Linda hit the gavel at 10:30 and we finished at 12:00 for a lovely lunch provided by the members.  The floral centerpiece, designed by Barb Oswald, had a little competition with another "piece" on the side that contained meatballs by Janet Eck.                                                  This crockpot was a wedding gift and now a collectors item.

 

Many floral centerpieces are created beforehand but some designers prefer to work on the spot.  See for yourself


                                               

The guest speaker, April Claus, director of Parks and Conservation for Sewickly Heights Borough and  Eviromental Educator for Fern Hollow Nature Center, captivated her audience with live specimen for her topic, "Reptiles' and Amphibians' Part in PA' Eco System.  Members were allowed "hands on" partiscipation.  April informed us that our native snakes, toads, turtles and salamanders, keep the population of insects and rodents in check.  Contrary to popular belief these creatures are not "agressive" unless tormented or, as all creep and crawl around the ground, are stepped on.  Wear shoes.

 

            

 

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The Presidents Comments for July

06/30/2020 17:44

A Message from our President

    Kate Coville

 

 

Dear Gardening Friends,
How blessed we were on Saturday, June 13th, to have blue skies, pleasant temperatures
and a GREAT turnout for our rescheduled Plant Sale. I want to
thank you all for your hard work digging up and caring for your plants, making
crafts, bringing in flea market items, helping with signage, advertising, set
up, sales and cleanup. For those of you who were unable to attend – we understand,
and know you were there in spirit and were cheering us on from
afar! Even without the sale of the hanging baskets and annuals, we made it!

Kudos to everyone for getting down to earth and diggin’ it!
All of our summer community gardening projects are underway and looking
lovely. Thanks for the many hands helping with these projects. We are looking
for volunteers for David Councill Park, Edith’s Garden and the Passavant planters, so if you have some extra
time to lend a hand, please consider doing so. We are currently investigating how we can be of help in our
community gardens by growing fruits/vegetables for the local community food banks. Be on the lookout for
upcoming information on how you can help.
The Picnic and July meeting are sneaking up on us NEXT WEEK, June 1st in Eileen Miller’s backyard. The
hospitality committee will be providing individual canned/bottled drinks, and desserts will be provided by club
members. We ask that you bring your own chair and lunch. If you have not already sent a RSVP to me, please
reply by Sunday, June 28th, so we know how many to expect. Also, this is another big fundraiser of ours, the
annual plant/garden related item auction! Come prepared with your items for auction, and your checkbooks/
dollars ready. It is a fun time, while raising much needed money for our club. While we did raise $2,500 from
the plant sale, we originally budgeted on raising, $3,300, so we need everyone’s help with the auction!. We will
be ZOOMING the meeting and Auction again, so let us know if you will be participating that way.
Stay safe and healthy ladies - and enjoy your time in the garden.

See you Wednesday!

 

Down to Earth and Diggin’ It,

Kate Colville

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” Marcus Tullius Cicero