"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.           

                                                                   

 

 

 

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Merry Merry Christmas

12/07/2016 21:19

And no one minded that it was a beautiful sunny rather than a "snowy " afternoon. 

IGC Christmas Party

11/22/2016 17:02

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH

11:00 DOORS OPEN
11:30 BUSINESS MEETING
12:30 LUNCHEON
1:30 SING- A-LONG WITH CLUB MEMBERS AND GARDEN RELATED GIFT EXCHANGE

WHERE: SHANNOPIN COUNTRY CLUB 1 WINDMERE RD PITTSBURGH PA 15202 412-761-2900

 

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.

 

 

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The Presidents Comments for July

06/30/2020 17:44

A Message from our President

    Kate Coville

 

 

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,

Kate Colville

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” Marcus Tullius Cicero