"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.

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Christmas Cactus

11/19/2016 20:34
 
Christmas cacti are spectacular holiday plants with their lush pendulous flowers in an astonishing array of colors. Actually the term "Christmas cactus" is broadly used to identify two holiday cacti which bloom during the holiday season. The most common is Schlumbergera truncata which is the Thanksgiving cactus. This is often confused with Schlumbergera bridgesii which is the true Christmas cactus.This plant is not often seen in stores because its blooms come in a little too late for good Christmas sales.

The Christmas cactus, Schlumbergera bridgesii, blooms later and has smooth stem segments that are smaller and scalloped along the edges. Its growth habit tends to be more pendulous or drooping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Thanks giving cactus, Schlumbergera truncata sometimes known as Zygocactus, or claw cactus blooms several weeks before the Christmas cactus. It has stem segments with strongly toothed or pointed edges that make them appear claw like. This cactus also appears to grow a little more upright.

 

 

Ingomar Garden Club Celebrates 70 Years

10/19/2016 23:42

Click on 70  Celebration in the menu to see the "rest of the story"

 

 

FLOWER SHOW SEPT 8 / 9

09/01/2016 22:36

 

The Ingomar Garden Club presented a Standard Flower Show!

 

 

Sept. 9, 1pm to 7pm & Sept. 10, 9am to 1pm

Sherwood Oaks, 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Twp.

 

A Standard Flower Show is an educational experience, displaying

the design talents and horticultural abilities of the garden club members.

 

70 YEARS AND COUNTING

07/31/2016 00:28

Welcome! The roots of Ingomar Garden Club were planted in 1946 by the late Maude Seibert of McCandless Township and have produced a strong and vigorous service organization that has improved the lives of many in the Pittsburgh area. We are very proud to serve this community!

Members of IGC have been responsible for planting thousands of trees over the years. The group has maintained two public community gardens, held over 40 garden shows, conducted annual plant sales, and taught both young children and senior citizens the joy of horticulture.

As the new year unfolds, we look forward to sharing our projects and programs with you! IGC pours into the community with numerous civic endeavors. Annual scholarships, horticulture therapy, nursing home outreach, Junior Garden Club in Hampton Township School District, Novice Organic Garden Club in North Allegheny School District, Hartwood Acres planting, David Councill Memorial Park garden, "Edith's Garden" at Northland Library, Garden of the Month, bi-annual flower shows, North Hills Community food drive - just to name a few

 

Celebrating 50 years                                                              Stone Mansion,  1996

IGC July Picnic 2016

07/06/2016 17:34

 


What a lovely place !

What a lovely day !

 What a lovely time was had by all ! Chelo Farina was our hostess.  Her gardens are beautiful to behold in every direction.   The "picnic" food was gormet and bountiful.   And what would the IGC picnic be without our own Kay Womsly, auctioneer extradinaire.  The auctioning of our treasures at the picnic is a tradition and everyone takes home just about as much as they bring, only it used to belong to somebody else.  Does that makes sense ?

70th Annual Plant Sale

05/27/2016 16:31

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!

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From the President Sept. 2019

08/29/2019 23:32

Linda Womsley

       

 

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 ......

Share The Season

 

Linda