"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
Happy New Year
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,
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