April Message

04/01/2022 15:01

Greetings Garden Friends,

As I sit to write this, the snow is falling outside my window. As much as I want to be outside digging up my perennials to divide for our Diggem workshop April 11th (hosted by Julie and Mike Barnes), Mother Nature is throwing a slight delay into my plans. This is Pittsburgh, and, as we all know, spring can be like that – summer like weather one minute, and snowing the next! Don’t miss the Diggem workshop – it is a great chance to get to know your fellow club members while potting up plant divisions for our club sale. 

We are all eagerly anticipating getting our hands back in the dirt, prepping our club community gardens, digging and dividing our perennials for the plant sale, and looking forward to our annual pilgrimage up to Jestaedts Greenhouse in Prospect, PA on April 27th to purchase plants for the May 21st plant sale and for our own gardens. It you have never been up to Jestaedts, this is your year to join in on the fun! 

The April program promises to be a real treat with Julie Jansens husband, Craig, presenting “For the Love of Roses”. It is not to be missed. 

If you have not yet paid your membership dues, they are due to Tess Swartz by the April Meeting. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the April meeting. In the meantime, enjoy the small signs of spring in your yard and in the community. 

All the best, Kate Colville – IGC President: “Down to Earth and Diggin’ it…”