PRESIDENTS’ MESSAGE

APRIL 2021

Dear ODCS members,

We had quite an awe-inspiring talk by Rita Rover at our Zoom Meeting on March 14th on “Cascades”.  ODCS was joined by members of the Bay Area, Sacramento, Long Island, and the Central Carolina chapters, NCS President Dan Schadler and Ivor Mace of Wales.  If you were unable to attend the Zoom session, Rita has graciously agreed to share the recorded video of her talk with our members.  Attached to the newsletter email, please see the article “Chrysanthemum Cascade Culture”, authored by Ted King, as recommended by Rita.

The special speaker for our April 11th Zoom Meeting is Ivor Mace.  Ivor is a specialist in growing late flowering chrysanthemums and in the large Exhibition cultivars.  He is a grower of chrysanthemums for over 48 years.  Ivor has exhibited blooms at the National Chrysanthemum Society’s Championships continually since 1975 and has won the championship 25 times.  Invitation to the Zoom Meeting will be emailed to members on the morning of April 11th. We look forward to seeing everyone then.

Camilla Ng and Rosemary Smith,
Co-Presidents
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Photos of Ivor with some of his large exhibition blooms.

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