Dear ODCS members,

I am happy to announce that we have a venue for our 47th Chrysanthemum Show.  It will be held at the James Lee Community Center (JLCC) in Falls Church.  The Director of James Lee Community Center very kindly not only offers us the use of the spacious Monroe Gym, but also opens the Center on Sunday October 30th specifically for our event.  The Center normally does not have operation hours on Sunday.  This is indeed good fortune for ODCS since Merrifield Garden Center, the venue where we have held many shows, is not renting the space.  The gracious community spirit of JLCC is deeply appreciated.

Please mark your calendar and save the dates, Saturday and Sunday, October 29th and 30th for the Chrysanthemum Show.  Bloom entries will be accepted on the afternoon of Friday, October 28th.  As this will be our first Show since 2019, we hope many of our members will participate in the show to share the beauty of the  blooms.  Stay tuned. 

Our next Zoom meeting will be on Sunday, August 14th, 2:00 p.m.  The topics will be shading and sprays.  Shading practice usually begins by the second week in August for some cultivars. This is a timely topic and should not be missed.  To encourage more growers to grow sprays, we will review what makes a spray. Please save the date and join us.

Camilla Ng

By ODCS webmaster

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