Seattle, Washington

Email us at: steve at ecamumclub dot org


The ECA website received the following note from Connie (Mayhew) Kropp:
Hi I’m the person that the chrysanthemum was named after. I was 2 at the time when I was taken to the royal Easter show, my nan showed me a picture that was in the magazine she had but it got lost after her death I never thought I’d get to see it so if you could tell me where I may find this flower I’d be chuffed, the picture was in black and white often wondered if it was yellow thanks you made my day Sincerely Connie Mayhew Kropp.

I gather by her E-Mail address that she is in Australia. More on this story as it becomes known.

MEETING OF THE ECA – THURSDAY JULY 13, 2017 at 7 PM at the Seattle Police Athletic Association Office (SPAA) site at 11030 East Marginal Way South, Tukwila.

Furney’s has closed and our show material and supplies were picked up and moved by two work parties with some members present for one or both consisted of Richard Thompson, Steve Backstrom, Bob Ewing & son-in-law, Ronnie Elliot, Kris Stephens, Erika Harris, Mark Ross, David Rynes, Alva and Dennis Nishimura. David Helgeson directed storage at the Conservatory in Seattle’s Volunteer Park.

There was a Board Meeting Saturday July 8th at Wesley Gardens, Details to follow at meeting Thursday

2017 CLUB PICNIC/GARDEN TOUR – Summer Picnic & Garden Tour – Detailed info and a potluck sign up sheet will be available at the July meeting.

Garden Tour/Potluck – TBD
Puyallup Fair – September 1-24
Click here for more info: Puyallup Fair Floral It looks like 3 classes – 1749, 50 & 51 for mums on page 9.
74th Annual National Convention and Show
Saturday, October 28, 2017 (1 pm – 6 pm) and Sunday, October 29 (10 am – 4 pm)
at the Monarch Hotel and Conference Center, 12566 SE 93rd Ave, Clackamas, OR

ECA Fall Show at Volunteer Park Conservatory – November 4th & 5th (with set up on Nov 1,
Bloom Prep. Nov 2 & Judging Friday November 3.
Awards Banquet at Angelos– November 16

-We will be making our last run for M&R soilless mix this month. Our next delivery will probably be in Jan. 2018, 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 Ronnie or John by Tues, July 11th with your order.
– Pumice (coarse) $4.00 per 1 cu ft. -Call Ronnie or John by Tues with your order
– Farmyard Manure $ 2.25 per 1 cu ft. -Call Ronnie or John by Tues with your 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-