"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.
Thanks Oralia. Joe Stavish,Tree expert, Community Education Coordinator for Tree Pittsburgh was the Guest Speaker and taught us valuable techniques on tree planting, pruning, weeding, watering, and mulching. Got it!
Michael Niggemer, 1st Place winner in the state essay contest regarding conservation. He is proudly holding the state certificate and $100 check. Michael is a senior at Vincentian Academy and a volunteer in High School World Vision, Animal Friends and Little Sisters of the Poor. He plays soccer and plans to attend Pitt to study pre-med. Below from left to right: Chris Hawthorne, Chairman Conservation and Youth, Mrs Rita Canton,Principal Vincention High School, Michael Niggemer, Barb Oswlald, co-chairman for Conservation and Youth
Flower arranging at "Flowerama. Add a glass of wine with a yummy or two and ---Shazam!April 17
Jesteadt's Nursery in Prospect, PA. where a greenhouse is another world. April 29
Jestaed's Green house April 24
A great place to "shop & Save
After lunch the gals did some serious "crafting" for the May 11th plant sale. There was a nice article in the Pine Richland News Paper. We will be there 8am till 2pm with plants, crafts, and used garden accessories.
Ingomar Garden Club Annual Plant Sale. May 11th 8am till 2pm Corner of Ingomar Road and Route 19
Hanging Baskets Perennials Vegetables Crafts
The sale isn't untill May 11th, BUT the perennials need to be dug up divided and potted by April 1st. So members start planning now what to bring, collecting pots and planting material. The first "Diggums Workshop" project is April 1st. at Mike Barns Inc. Goodyear Warehouse, ( the finest place to buy tires. ) The second workshop is April 8th. Ample time to bring seedlings started by the members. I'm told some exotic tomatoes for the connoisseurs, along with milkweed for the Monarch butterfly lovers, will be in the mix.
As this is the clubs major fundraiser Crafts are being added as a feature. Here are a few examples. a hand crocheted scraper from sparkle yarn, about 4 inches wide and as tough as nails.
From the President: Happy May,
I hope everyone has found some time to be outside in their gardens! The
weather has been so beautiful, that I didn’t even mind the thunderstorm this
past weekend! While you were in your garden did you dig a plant or two for
the Plant Sale? Thank you to everyone who assisted Irene and the Plant Sale
committee at the Diggum events.
I have heard that our club was mentioned a few times during the awards
presentation at the GCFP Convention. You will find out all about it at our
May meeting. Thank you to Rita Mack who represented Ingomar GC at the
There was a small group of us who got together for cookies, tortes, cheese, crackers, sweet treats from the
Oriental Market and WINE. Oh yeah, we also made Easter/Spring themed flower arrangements at
Flowerama. Patty really made us feel welcome and shared lots of knowledge on design structure and
flower manipulation. Flowerama is in the running for Best of Pittsburgh, and you can vote for Flowerama
by using this link https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Vote-Now-Pittsburgh-Magazines-2019-Best-ofthe-
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