Seattle, Washington

Email us at: steve at ecamumclub dot org

Furney’s Nursery: Partners with ECA in Chrysanthemum Propagation and Exhibition


MEETING OF THE ECA – THURSDAY JULY 10, 2014 at 7 PM at the Seattle Police Athletic Association Office (SPAA) site at 11030 East Marginal Way South, Tukwila.
The Yearbook will be available at this meeting if you missed June meeting. A big thank you to Mark Ross for doing this big project! Please consider volunteering to do this next year. Yearbooks will be mailed for any not receiving by the July meeting. Please let Becky Cox or Mark Ross know if you need your Yearbook mailed.

2014 CLUB PICNIC/GARDEN TOUR – Summer Picnic & Garden Tour – Saturday August 16th, 2014. Tour starts 9:30am @ SOOS CREEK BOTANICAL GARDEN! Come and enjoy a 1-1/2 hour tour(Hint: start training now!!) of the outstanding local garden before enjoying a picnic lunch entrée of chicken, burgers, and brats after a Mum tour at the Budzeak home. We need to advise the Soos Creek BG of our numbers by August 2nd at the very latest. The docent fee is $3.00 per person and it will be best to pay for the tour by the July meeting. Checks are payable to ECA and should be sent to Mark Ross, Treasurer. Detailed maps and a potluck sign up sheet will be available at the July meeting or if necessary can be sent directly to individual members. Contact Steve Backstrom for more info. Here is a link to the Tour Guidelines – please snoop around their website as it sounds like a wonderful place and we should have a great time!!

Mark your calendars for the following events:
Garden Tour/Potluck – August 16
Puyallup Fair – September 5-21
Fall Show at Furney’s – October 31- Nov 2 (with set up on Oct. 29, 1 pm. Bloom
Prep. Oct. 30)
Awards Banquet at Angelos– November 13

November 29 Drinks and Hors D’Ouvres with Ivor Mace

-We will be making our last run for M&R soilless mix this month. Our next delivery will probably be in Jan. 2015, so be sure to order what you will need to carry you through this year. (You’ll need some for top dressing).

The following supplies will be available at the July meeting to support your final potting on.
Pre-Orders from Speciality Soils
– M&R Mix $6.25 per 1 cu ft. bag -Call Gary Budzeak by Tues, July 8th with your order.
– Pumice (coarse) $4.00 per 1 cu ft. -Call Gary Bud. by Tues with your order
– Farmyard Manure $ 2.25 per 1 cu ft. -Call Gary Bud. by Tues with your order
– Ronnie Elliot has 4 to 6 foot bamboo stakes available for 10 cents each – call Gary B to order.

Other Club supplies available
– Mid Season Fertilizer, 20-9-20+ Use this two weeks after final potting to 9″ or 8″.
– Early Season fertilizer, 12-45-10
Marathon 1% Systemic Insecticide (For control of black aphids)
-Twistems of various lengths
-Name tags-