"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.
After seventy years, we are the real pros at hosting a community plant sale.
Sunshine and "shades" says "super sales for sure"
It doesn't get any better than this!
Our first plant sale was April 13th, 1946, in Mrs. McCarthy's garage just two months after the club was founded (February 7th). There is no record of the proceeds however they did another one in September, also in Mrs. McCarthys garage, and made $31.00. Ingomar Garden Club plant sales have been going on in in various places - fire halls, churches, and shopping centers for 70 years.
Ann Ferguson : Ingomar Garden Club President 2016
Dear Ingnomar Garden Club
This is 2016-2917 is a new beginning and "GROWING FORWARD" gives us all many opportunites. Seasons change and so do we. Our gardens change and so do we. This is another growing time for our club and for me. I have met so many wonderful women in IGC and now I follow in their shoes. It is a privilege to work together with all o you. My name fills the presiden's slot but you are what makes this club go forward to what it is and will be. This new year gives us a continued chance to grow together andd support each other. I will need your support.
As Ken Druse has said so well,
"Growing Forward - Gardens, like the gardeners who nurture them, change with time. Vines climb skyward through the years.
Trees, the most vunerable of all plants, through the cycle of their lives and many will be here after we are gone. Gardens move (like my plants from Franklin Park to Sherwood Oaks in Cranberry Township.) Planting beds become filled with roots; shade appears where there was once sunlight. As I grow older I find that I am focusing more on less-individual prized plants close to the house, for instance. And I've come to rely on and find a new appreciationfor, self-sufficient varieties chosen, to grow beside the paths walked less often.
Thank you for this opportunity to humbly learn to serve you and grow forward,
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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