"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.
Annual Picnic July 3rd
Not every backyard looks like a park but our hostess, Eileen Miller has grandkids so besides beautiful gardens to enjoy we also had swings and a slide.
Following the club meeting lunch was provided by members who turned out to be gormet chefs. Marie Kazmierczak and her crew set up inside as rain was predicted. (but didn't) Our traditional plant auction with our traditional auctioneer Julie Barnes, ably assisted this year by Barb Oswald, was fun as usual. There is nothing to compare with "the good old summertime"
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
A Message from our President
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,
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” Marcus Tullius Cicero