"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.
D-I-G-G-U-M-S = Plants that can be dug. divided, and dumped into a flower pot where they grow and can be sold 8 weeks later at the plant sale.
( Netting us a profit of 100% )
The Ingomar Plant Sale is May 9th, 8am till 2pm, corner of Ingomar Road and Perry Highway. The plants are priceless because many of the varieties started in grandma's garden. However the price is right. Check with us before you head for the store.
The hanging baskets from Schnor's Greenhouse, 175 Schnur Road, Butler, PA have always been a show stopper. AS we will not be doing the sale this year we hope you will plan to visit their business and support them during this diffucult time .
…….A THANK YOU FROM CONOR LUKSIK, SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
To the Members of The Ingomar Garden Club and President Linda Womsley,
I recently received your annual scholarship. I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to you and
your organization for helping me through my studies. The $750 your organization was able to grant me was
applied to my Fall 2019 semester at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. This scholarship was
immensely helpful for me financially and I could not be more grateful for being the recipient of it. This past
week on Saturday, December 14, 2019, I graduated with high honors (Magna Cum Laude) with a B.S.
degree in Parks & Resource Management and a minor in Environmental Communication and Heritage
Thank you Mrs. Oralia Ferretti for helping me though the process and conducting my interview.
Thank you President Linda Womsley. And thank you to the whole Ingomar Garden Club for your generosity
and belief in me and my work. Have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
Sincerely, Conor Luksik
President Kate Colville
Dear Gardening Friends,
A mere two weeks ago, on the day of our originally scheduled plant
sale, I watched as snowflakes fell and clutched my coat tightly to me
as a braced myself against the cold blustery wind. It turned out to
be a BLESSING, in a way, that our sale had to be rescheduled until
June 13th. This past week offered us many beautiful days, and while
many of us are tired of being cooped up inside with the continued quarantine, we, as gardeners,
always have a place of beauty and peace where we can retreat, tend, and enjoy. A great group
turned out to clean up David Councill Park for our first work day of 2020, last Tuesday, and it
felt good to get our hands dirty while catching up with friends - after being apart for far too long.
I am pleased to announce that there WILL be an Ingomar Garden Club meeting on June 3rd at
10:30 am in Linda Womsley’s front yard. The new club officers will be installed, and we will discuss
details for the plant sale. We are not yet able to meet back at the church, so for now, we will
be meeting outside, with our masks, keeping a safe distance from one another, and we will have
PLENTY of hand sanitizer for everyone! . We ask that each member bring a bag lunch, drink
and chair. In the event of inclement weather, our backup location will be a large covered pavilion
at Janet Eck’s church (St Thomas in the Field’s in Gibsonia). Those members who do not yet
feel comfortable coming together for the meeting will be able to join us online via ZOOM, an
online group meeting space. Please let me know if this is something you are interested in.
I’m crossing my fingers for good weather on June 13th for our plant sale. Although we will not
have the annuals at the rescheduled sale, with your help, we hope to have a good number of
perennials and craft items to sell. Please be digging and dividing! We will have an online flyer to
share as well as a write up advertising the sale to be posted on Facebook and Nextdoor pages
around the community. We need everyone’s help to spread the word!
As we creep into summer, and the temperatures warm, let us commit ourselves to making our
little corner of the world more beautiful in service to others in our community. From the
planters at Passavant hospital to bring a smile to the lips of the patients, families, and medical
staff who have been working so hard, to David Councill Park, and Edith’s garden at the library,
which we hope will open again soon.
I miss you all, and look forward to seeing many of you on June 3rd!
Down to earth and diggin’ it,
“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies” GERTRUDE JEKYLL