February 2021

Dear ODCS members,

We like to thank all our members for your patience and understanding with the many date changes for the plant order! With everyone’s assistance and attention given to the changes, we were able to place our order on January 13th. Just moments after placing our order, King’s Mums on-line order was shut down. That is just one of the benefits of being a ODCS member, we were able to have a filled date saved for us. Mums, the word has gotten out! The demand for exhibition mums has greatly increased as more people are gardening while staying at home.

We are still working on the Garden, Pot and Belgium Mums order.

The special speaker for our February 13th Zoom Meeting is Dan Schadler, the President of the National Chrysanthemum Society (NCS). Dan has been a member of NCS for 40 years, with much experience as a chrysanthemum grower. Dan will share with us his knowledge on the types of fertilizer and their applications. Please note that the Zoom Meeting date is on Saturday, FEBRUARY 13th, at 2 p.m., NOT on Sunday.
Invitation to the Zoom Meeting will be emailed to members on the morning of the 13th.

Rosemary Smith, and Camilla Ng, Co-Presidents

By ODCS webmaster




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