"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.
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,
I am writing this on the longest day of the year – yes, Summer is truly here
It helps that the Sun will be out ALL day with no rain showers! So far, my
plants are not complaining about all the rain, but I think they will be happy
with a break. I have new plants from DJ’s to plant! He has a wonderful
selection, in beautiful condition, worth the trip! If you missed the trip, you
missed out on dodging a few raindrops, a little lightning/thunder, some
minor wind AND a wonderful program on Hydrangea.
Dr. Rabkin’s Japanese Garden was once a neglected lot next to his business
(a schoolhouse from the 1800’s he repurposed for his business). It is now a
skillfully crafted oasis that offers many focal features including a Tea house,
Koi pond, strategically placed trees and rock formations. He was an
engaging speaker who shared information on all phases of his project.
Another worthy trip! Thanks Kate and Pat. (Coincidently, I met a
gentleman who works in security at the Atlanta airport, who attend that
Are you ready for our July picnic? I am! The picnic is a great time to bring
a friend. Remember your chair, carpool if you can, and plan for a day
outside. Don’t forget your auction item – make it something worth bidding
on – that makes the auction more enjoyable for all. Call if you have
question on directions, access or just because.
I am heading out to the garden.
Share the Season,