"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.
Congratuations to everyone who entered the poetry and poster contest - especially to the winners Emma Stephens (6th grade), Lilly Ranotto (8th grade), Brooklynn Dougherty (5th grade), Adrianne Hegerty (3rd grade), O'Nora McCurdy (2nd grade), Helen Papas, (7th grade), and Michael Niggemyer (Senior).
To see pictures of all the winners, click here.
Since we knew our program was going to cover "Invasive Species" members came prepared to confront Amy Jewitt with their invasive "cuttings". Amy oversees a database listing invasive species information for the PA Natural Heritage Program and the Western PA Conservancy.
To see more pictures and read about the meeting, click here.
Ruth Kirk oversees "Edith's Garden" at the Northland Library. These photos are from her garden. Obviously she is more than qualified. The butterflies certainly love it.
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
End of Summer Greetings
I understand that we have had the first chill of fall in the air- I'msorry that I missed it! May we have beautiful days ahead to work in Davis Council Park.
We have a busy Septembe ahead - plenty of times to share with friends. The first week we will hold our first meeting (in a long time) at Northmont UPC. (directions on the last page.) The second week we will have our District Meeting at Butler Country Club on Friday, and our booth at the McCandless Community Day on Saturday.
We take a day off on Sunday then start the third week with Horti-therapy then a tour of Historic Harmony. Throw in a couple of David Council work days and we will have lots of opportunitys to get together and ......
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