Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association – Main Page

JANUARY 2022 NEWS LETTER
Happy New year!
2022 marks the 75th anniversary of the Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association.
Reflecting back on 2020 and 2021 we’ve had a few years of challenges and opportunities.  We tried some new things including an on line public plant sale, a floral exhibition in the midst of a pandemic, remote meetings and our very first video presentation. We also had the challenge of an unprecedented heat wave, coaching our new members remotely and learning new technology.
I want to thank you all for hanging in there with Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association as we stretch our skillsets, learn from our mistakes and do the best we can to continue the 75 year legacy of our club and propagate the passion we have for growing exhibition chrysanthemums.  Looking forward to a great year ahead for our club and our membership.
With this cold snap hovering over the Pacific Northwest, I hope you are all hunkered down safe and warm.  Over the course of the past week we had over 17 inches of snow at our house and temps nearing single digits.  This is the type of bone chilling weather that will kill our Chrysanthemum plant stools.  It is best to store plant stools in a cool, (not frigid) dry place.  So we have heaters in our green house keeping the temps just barely above freezing.
January To Do List –
1. Get your stools growing and producing shoots for cuttings. You should have several already producing good shoots for January cuttings
2. Clean up your cutting beds, check temperature sensors overhead lights etc. See Dec. 2020 news letter for details.
3. Lay out your growing plans for the year- What verities and how many you plan to grow. We suggest breaking it down to 3 or four sections i.e. -Large and Mediums (#1s & #2s) -Incurves (#3s & #13s ) -Late Decoratives & Fantasies -Early English and Garden Varieties and -Any special categories you may be growing
4.Plan your pinch dates and starting dates
5. Start the cuttings per your plan; refer to previous notices or your ECA Novice Handbook
6. Collect material you will need when transferring cuttings to next stage; i.e. 21/2 inch cross bottom cubes– M&R mix, or other soilless growing mix, plant labels, growth hormone, B-9 stem growth retardant.
Upcoming Calendar items of interest
Saturday January 8, 2022 10 am – Noon – monthly ECA meeting at Volunteer Park Conservatory.
Zoom meeting will be available. PLEASE NOTE we have found the VPC WIFI to be spotty. We do our best to bring you to the meeting.
Saturday February 12 monthly ECA meeting – DATE CHANGE – cutting university will take place in lieu of the February meeting
Saturday February 26th 10 am – noon – Cutting university at Volunteer Park Conservatory
Saturday March 12, 2022 10 am – Noon – monthly ECA meeting at Volunteer Park Conservatory.
Saturday April 9, 2022  – Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association Annual Public Plant Sale at Volunteer Park Conservatory.

Come grow with us!                                                                                                                            We are an amateur garden club located in Seattle, WA – specializing in growing and showing garden variety and exhibition Chrysanthemums.  Our membership spans the greater Puget Sound region.  We invite you to join us and learn to grow these beautiful flowers.  We currently meet via zoom the second Saturday of the month at 10 am.  Annual membership is $15.00 per person or $20.00 per couple.

Below is a partial list of the varietals grown in our organization.

2021 Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association CULTIVAR PICTURES AND CLASSIFICATIONS

 

7 Responses to Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association – Main Page

  1. Sue Joyner says:

    Hi Fion, Thank you for your interest ECA. Our annual plant sale is scheduled for April 9, 2022 at Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, WA. Our plant starts are only available for purchase the day of the sale at the conservatory. We do not ship.

  2. Sue Joyner says:

    Hi Steven, Thank you for your interest ECA. Our annual plant sale is scheduled for April 9, 2022 at Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, WA. Our plant starts are only available for purchase the day of the sale at the conservatory. We do not ship.

  3. Fion Yen says:

    When are you open for plant sale in 2022? Where can I find your cultivar list and how to order? Will you offer shipping option other than curb site pick up in 2022? Thanks

  4. Lan Guthmann says:

    Hi, I’m local and I’m wondering if there is any leftover plants that I could purchase or pre-order now?

    Thank you!

  5. Steven Place says:

    Gosh I would love to by some of those mums. Anyway to pay ahead of time and get some shipped in the mail or Ups . I would love to work a way. Thanks I know it’s a bother and all . But let me know if we can figure a way. I am so amazed at all the varieties. I only have what Kings mums sells thanks 10/28/2021

  6. Sue Joyner says:

    Lorie,
    I’m pleased that you found the information on our web site helpful. I hope that you were able to enjoy your mum blooms this past fall. If you live in the greater Puget Sound area we would love to have you join our club of amateur growers. Please let us know if you have any specific questions. Sue Joyner

  7. Lorie Kolby says:

    This was my first summer growing mums .. your info is priceless! Thank you so much.

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