"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.Merry Christmas
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 ?
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.
As I write this there is a blanket of snow on the ground, the
roads are clear and the skies are blue. I have a fire burning
in the fireplace and an evergreen decorated for Christmas in
the corner. That's what I was hoping I would see when I
opened my eyes this morning! Instead I have a layer of
leaves still covering my yard. Fall does go on for a few more
weeks, then we can welcome winter officially.
I'm looking forward to sharing the holiday season with you
at our luncheon at Shannopin Country Club. Remember to
bring a gift if you would like to participate in the gift
Kate has set up Lunch outings for January and February,
please consider bringing a friend, neighbor, past garden of
the month winner, garden admirer, or your mom/daughter
Share the Season