INGOMAR GARDEN CLUB . . . Green Thumbs Grow thru Trowel & Error
October Meetiing, 2019
We are now meeting at Northmont Church on Perry Highway. Per usual Linda hit the gavel at 10:30 and we finished at 12:00 for a lovely lunch provided by the members. The floral centerpiece, designed by Barb Oswald, had a little competition with another "piece" on the side that contained meatballs by Janet Eck. This crockpot was a wedding gift and now a collectors item.
Many floral centerpieces are created beforehand but some designers prefer to work on the spot. See for yourself
The guest speaker, April Claus, director of Parks and Conservation for Sewickly Heights Borough and Eviromental Educator for Fern Hollow Nature Center, captivated her audience with live specimen for her topic, "Reptiles' and Amphibians' Part in PA' Eco System. Members were allowed "hands on" partiscipation. April informed us that our native snakes, toads, turtles and salamanders, keep the population of insects and rodents in check. Contrary to popular belief these creatures are not "agressive" unless tormented or, as all creep and crawl around the ground, are stepped on. Wear shoes.