Ingomar Garden Club to present 'Festive Rhythm and Hues'
The Ingomar Garden Club will orchestrate a harmonious array of annuals, perennials, houseplants and more during its biennial flower show, “Festive Rhythm and Hues,” on Sept. 5 and 6 in Assembly Hall at UPMC Passavant, 9100 Babcock Blvd. in McCandless.
The standard flower show — which is open to the public from 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 5 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6 — will feature divisions in horticulture, design and special education. Admission is free.
“The Ingomar Garden Club always has an excellent flower show. It's interesting and has a lot of variety. I'm not just bragging for the club. It's a fact,” said club member Pat Bell of Ross Township, who also is a master judge for the National Garden Clubs Inc.
This year, 150 specimens of horticulture, including plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables, blooms and bulbs and branches, will be displayed, said Irene Rudy, 69, of Hampton Township.
There also will be 36 designs at the show.
“We title all our selections to relate to the overall theme, and this year, we're really thinking out of the box,” said Rudy, an Ingomar Garden Club member who is helping coordinate this year's show.
One design, for instance, features colorful arrangements of flowers draped and intertwined around a suspended embroidery hoop. It is titled “Swing Time.”
“The floral arrangements are really floral art,” said Rudy, who is busy creating her own entry, which she is calling “Good Vibrations.”
“It's a multirhythmic design I keep arranging and rearranging all over my dining room table. I hope to use pink roses if they cooperate in my garden,” she said.
The show also will include two educational tables.
One will highlight Ingomar Garden Club's assistance with the Junior Garden Club at Central Elementary School in the Hampton Township School District.
The other will identify various plant families. Each family is composed of plants that possess shared characteristics, such as how much sunlight they require, which allows them to grow well together.
“It's something most gardeners don't realize,” Rudy said.
The Ingomar Garden Club has existed for 65 years and has 59 members, most of whom will have entries in the flower show.
Twelve judges from across Pennsylvania will judge the show.
The club's last two shows each won first-place awards for the best flower show in a public building in Pennsylvania from National Garden Clubs Inc. The club won recognition for having the best show nationally in 2012.
Rudy said the primary purpose of each show is to educate garden club members and the public.
“Gardening is the No. 1 hobby,” Bell said. “We want people to see what they can do.”
Laurie Rees is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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