"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
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.
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