January-February Meeting

Happy New Year!

Sunday January 12, 2020 – 2:30 – 4:00PM
Regular Meeting: Photographic review of 2019 Old Dominion Show and the National Chrysanthemum Show in Pasadena, CA. Discussion of the timeline and processes for the 2020 plant and supply orders.

Next meeting:
February 9th
March 8th
April 5th (or 19th, April 12th is Easter)

Just a reminder – we are asking for a quick response on the plant orders this year.  Your order should be postmarked by Thursday, January 23, 2020.  More photos of mums can be found on www.kingsmums.com
Information has been sent out via email.

If you have not already sent it with your check, please do so now.  You may send the form and check (a separate one from your group order check) to Rosemary with your group order if that would be more convenient. Download the form: Membership Renewal 2020 – ODCS

New Members
– You are entitled to 1 unit (i.e., 3 plants) of the garden or pot mums for free.  Please mark on the group order form which one you wish to receive for free.  It is our gift to you for joining our organization.

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February-March Notes

Supply order is due by 13 March.
You can bring your order form and check to the Sunday 10 March meeting

As in past years, the supplies will all be distributed from Tim Moore’s home.  You will pick up your supplies when you are there helping to pot our mums on May 9, 10 and 11 (if needed).  King’s/garden plants and supplies pick-up will now be the afternoon of Saturday 11 May 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Sunday 12 May 1:00 to 3:00 pm (if you are not helping to pot).

These dates are changed from what was previously announced in the February newsletter and the Plant Order Form due to changes in delivery dates by the nurseries supplying the plants.

Pot and Belgian mums will be shipped the week of 13 May.  We plan to pot on Friday 17 May.   If you have Pot and/or Belgian mums in addition to supplies, your order can be picked up at the Moore’s on Sunday May 19 from 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.


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February Meeting

On Sunday, February 10, 2019, The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society will include a colorful slide presentation of highlights from the 2018 National Chrysanthemum Show in October followed by the first of a three part series on “How to Grow Chrysanthemum Bonsai”.

All are welcome to attend.
Free refreshments

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January Meeting

Happy New Year!

The January 13, 2019 meeting of the Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society at the Falls Church Community Center at 2:30 will cover the 2019 Plant Order with pictures and information on the new garden mum selections and special limited distribution King’s Heritage Mums.

Orders must be postmarked by Thursday January 17, 2019.  Bring your order forms and checkbooks so you can complete and submit your order at the meeting.

Preview of Chrysanthemums for 2019 Kings Heritage 2019 – updated

Friendly reminder: Please send in your dues for membership renewal. Thank you.


Order form for ODCS rooted mum cuttings is attached on members’ email on December 29, 2018.

Mark  your selections on pages 3, 4 and 5.  Remember garden, Belgian and Pot mums are sold in Units which consist of 3 plants for $4.00 or Bunches of 25 plants for $25.00.   King’s Exhibition mums are sold as individual plants for $5.50 each in a cup with ProMix.
Put your name on each page please.

If you need to make changes or corrections to your order on pages 3, 4, and 5, please print another sheet so that it is very clear what you are ordering.   Erasures, scratch-outs and write-overs make it very difficult to understand what you are ordering.

Summarize your order on Page 2 and send in your payment to the address on the form postmarked not later than 17 January.

We will cover the order at the 13 January meeting and will present photos/info for the gardens, Belgians, pot mums and those Heritage mums from King’s where we have been able to locate photos of the variety.  The regular King’s plants can be seen at kingsmums.com


Todd Brethauer
ODCS President

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September Meeting

On Sunday, September 9, 2018, The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society will present a one-hour demonstration and discussion, with Q and A, on “Flower Arrangement Featuring Mums for the Dining Room” by Doris Shen. Doris is an instructor in flower arranging from China.

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June Meeting

Sunday, June 10th, the Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society will host a slide presentation with Q & A discussion on Preventive Measures for Coping with Common Garden Pests and Diseases, given by Merrifield Garden Center’s Plant Specialist, and Master of Horticulture, Nikki Norton.

The meeting will be held starting at 2:30 PM at Falls Church Community Center,
223 Little Falls Street, Falls Church , VA.

For further information, please call Jim Dunne (703-560-8776)

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February Meeting

February 11 – 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM at Falls Church Community Center

Regular Meeting:
Photos and discussions of the varieties on the 2018 plant order.
Review process and answer questions about the plant and supply orders.

Plant Order Reminder:
Must be postmarked with payment not later than 15 February.
King’s is experiencing heavy order volume and has already stopped taking
orders for some delivery weeks.


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2018 Supply Order

ODCS 2018 Supplies Order – Due Not Later than 14 March 2018

Please check your emails for the order form.

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January 7, 2018 Meeting

On Sunday, January 7th, at 2:30 PM, the Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society will present a stunning photographic review of the Chrysanthemum blooms displayed at the National Show in Portland, Oregon, in addition to the local ODCS/Potomac Show at Merrifield Gardens last Fall.

We will also discuss the timeline and processes for the new 2018 plant and supply orders.

The meeting will be held at 2:30 P.M. at the Falls Church Community Center, 233 Little Falls Street, Falls Church, VA.

Call Jim Dunne ( 703-560-8776) for more Information.

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Annual Brunch on November 12th, 11:30 AM to 1 PM

Written by Todd Brethauer, ODCS president.

We announced in the last newsletter that we were looking for a new location for our annual brunch.  The security precautions at Ft. Myer have become stricter.  We understand the need for the security at the base, but felt the forms that had to be completed and submitted weeks in advance by everyone entering the base were a little too much to ask of our members.  After a search that included a number of locations, we selected J. Gilbert’s Restaurant in McLean.  J. Gilbert’s is located at 6930 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA (at the corner Chain Bridge Rd or Rte 123 and Old Dominion Dr.).  There is plenty of parking.  We will be sharing the dining room with other customers and will conduct the business portion of the meeting first and then eat.

J. Gilbert’s Sunday brunch includes an omelet bar, hand-carved prime rib, made to-order waffles, and cinnamon sugared donuts with caramel apple sauce. The cold dishes include pastries & bagels, homemade granola yogurt, fresh berries, tomato and mozzarella Greek pasta salad, mixed baby greens, assorted cheeses, fresh fruit, oysters on the 1/2 shell, peel and eat spiced shrimp, smoked salmon, char crusted tuna, assorted smoked fish.  The hot dishes include scrambled eggs, biscuits & sausage gravy, ham & cheddar quiche, sausage links, applewood smoked bacon, bacon infused homestyle potatoes, mac ‘n’ cheese in lobster cream, chicken piccatta, maple glazed Atlantic salmon.  And then there are the desserts – assorted cookies, carrot cake, mini tarts, lemon cake, chocolate dipped strawberries & marshmallows.

The brunch does not automatically include champagne and orange juice (mimosas).  However, the restaurant will take drink orders and separately bill anyone who wants a mimosa.  You now have the flexibility to have wine or beer if you so desire.

When you enter the restaurant, please tell the desk folks that you are with the Old Dominion Chrysanthemum group.  Our reservation is for 11:30.  We will be in a room shared with other customers.

Please print, ANNUAL ODCS BRUNCH Form – 2017 and send in your reservation no later than November 8th.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

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