"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.
A junior scout leader contacted us and said her troup is working on a gardening badge. The girls are researching informational sources and wanted to know if we would post their findings on our website .
A Gardening Guide for Kids
Gardening is one of the best activities that can be done around the house. Being outside in the fresh air, and making your home look better by planting flowers or growing vegetables can be fun and rewarding. What can be better? Getting your children involved!
Having your children help with gardening can be fun and educational for your kids, as well as helpful to you in giving you an extra hand outside. But, how do you get them started?
We have asked experts in gardening to provide some guidance on getting started with gardening, and how you can involve your children. The following web sites can provide information on gardening and planting, along with activities and games for kids. This information can help educate your children about the importance of gardening, and help kick start them to enjoy a lifetime of gardening.
- Yard and Gardening Basics
- Gardening Tips and Techniques
- Gardening Basics for Beginners
- Introduction to Gardening
- Planting Your Vegetable Garden
- How Plants Grow
- Requirements for Plant Growth
- Soil and Plant Nutrition
- Top Five Plants for Kids
- Vegetable Gardening Basics
- Vegetable Gardening
- Vegetable Gardening Resources
- Backyard Vegetable Gardens
- Flower Growing Guide
- Growing Perennials
- After Planting Care Guide
- Flower Gardening
- Gardening with Children
- My First Garden
- Gardening with Young Children
- Tips for Gardening with Kids
- Youth Gardening Activities
- Kids Gardening
- School Gardening Resources
- Kids Gardening Resources
A Message from our President
Dear Gardening Friends,
How blessed we were on Saturday, June 13th, to have blue skies, pleasant temperatures
and a GREAT turnout for our rescheduled Plant Sale. I want to
thank you all for your hard work digging up and caring for your plants, making
crafts, bringing in flea market items, helping with signage, advertising, set
up, sales and cleanup. For those of you who were unable to attend – we understand,
and know you were there in spirit and were cheering us on from
afar! Even without the sale of the hanging baskets and annuals, we made it!
Kudos to everyone for getting down to earth and diggin’ it!
All of our summer community gardening projects are underway and looking
lovely. Thanks for the many hands helping with these projects. We are looking
for volunteers for David Councill Park, Edith’s Garden and the Passavant planters, so if you have some extra
time to lend a hand, please consider doing so. We are currently investigating how we can be of help in our
community gardens by growing fruits/vegetables for the local community food banks. Be on the lookout for
upcoming information on how you can help.
The Picnic and July meeting are sneaking up on us NEXT WEEK, June 1st in Eileen Miller’s backyard. The
hospitality committee will be providing individual canned/bottled drinks, and desserts will be provided by club
members. We ask that you bring your own chair and lunch. If you have not already sent a RSVP to me, please
reply by Sunday, June 28th, so we know how many to expect. Also, this is another big fundraiser of ours, the
annual plant/garden related item auction! Come prepared with your items for auction, and your checkbooks/
dollars ready. It is a fun time, while raising much needed money for our club. While we did raise $2,500 from
the plant sale, we originally budgeted on raising, $3,300, so we need everyone’s help with the auction!. We will
be ZOOMING the meeting and Auction again, so let us know if you will be participating that way.
Stay safe and healthy ladies - and enjoy your time in the garden.
See you Wednesday!
Down to Earth and Diggin’ It,
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” Marcus Tullius Cicero