Dear ODCS members,

Happy and healthy New Year to you and your family.  Hope 2021 will be a better year for everyone!

While the 2020 stock is wintering over, growers are making a wish list of cultivars for the 2021 season.  You should be receiving the King’s Mums 2021 catalog in the mail.  You may also visit the website to view the selection.

In addition to the catalog cultivars, King’s Mums offers ODCS a special list of Heritage cultivars, which is not offered to the general public due to limited quantity.  The Heritage mums are older cultivars that are seldom available commercially.  We will feature this Heritage list as well as Garden, Pot and Belgium mums at the Zoom Meeting on January 10th, 2021, 2:00 PM.  Please save the date and plan to attend this eye candy preview of Heritage Mums.  Instruction to Zoom session will be emailed separately.  If you need assistance with Zoom, please ask Rosemary Smith or Camilla Ng prior to January 10th.

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom.

Important note:

Mums order forms will be sent out before the Zoom invitation. Orders must be postmarked to Rosemary Smith by Saturday, January 16th, 2021.

Please send in your dues along with the membership form to Galen Goss by January 10th, 2021
Please write your check made out to ODCS and mail to:
Galen Goss
10107 Homar Pond Drive,
Fairfax Station, VA 22039-1650

By ODCS webmaster

December 2020


Dear ODCS members,

Our first ODCS Zoom Meeting on November 15​th​ was a great success with 17 participants. The Meeting featured a slide show of our Members’ blooms. Thank you to all who sent in your photos. We received over 170 photos submitted from ​many members. We have photos from growers of a range of experience, from first year growers to members with many seasons of experience. The slide show of the chrysanthemum blooms brightened our day and inspired us to dream of next year’s planting. We also held our election of Officers for 2021. The Members voted to keep the same Officers, thus ensuring the continuity of ODCS. This year has been an unprecedented challenge for all of us. In 2021, we plan to host monthly Zoom Meetings until the pandemic is abated.​​ Don’t miss our January 10th Zoom Meeting at 2:00 PM. This will be the preview for our 2021 mums order!

On behalf of the ODCS Board, we wish you and your families a safe and beautiful Christmas and New Year!


Membership renewal time!

DISCOUNTED 2021 RENEWAL MEMBERSHIP: ODCS is offering a discount on renewal of membership. The usual $30 membership is discounted for renewal membership for 2021 to $10. ODCS will pay the $20 for each renewing membership to the National Chrysanthemum Society. This is ​a one-time only offer for 2021​. New Membership is still $30. The 2021 membership forms are attached in this emailing of December newsletter.

Renewing members:

Please send in your dues along with the membership form to Lisa Romano by January 10​th​, 2021

By ODCS webmaster