Meetings & Lectures

All general meetings are held at:
Falls Church Community Center
233 Little Falls Street, Falls Church, VA 22046-4304
Phone: 703-248-5077    Fax: 703-536-8150
Call Jim Dunne (703-560-8776) for more information or email:

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all in-person meetings are temporarily canceled until further notice.  ODCS will host monthly Zoom meetings.  Zoom information will be sent to members only.

In-Person Meetings start at 2:30 PM

***   All are welcome to attend   ***

(Please note: ODCS meetings are cancelled if the Falls Church schools are closed or there is inclement weather in the Falls Church area.  Members can call the Falls Church Community Center at 703-248-5077 Option 2 for information on inclement weather closings.  The Community Center is open noon to 6:00 pm January through March, and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm April to December.)

Sunday, January 10, 2021 – Zoom meeting
Plant order preview. Discussion of the timeline and processes for the 2021 plant order.


Plant Order Reminder:
Must be postmarked with payment not later than January 12, 2021.
Preview photos of Chrysanthemums:


Saturday, February 13, Zoom meeting at 2:00 PM: 
With special speaker Dan Schadler on “Fertilizers for Fabulous Mums”
Dan Schadler is the President of the National Chrysanthemum Society (NCS) and 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.


Sunday, March 14, Zoom meeting at 2:00 PM:
The special speaker for our March 14th Zoom Meeting is Rita Rover on “Cascades.” Rita has been a grower of chrysanthemums for over 30 years. She is a National Chrysanthemum Society Accredited Judge and a member of the Long Island Chrysanthemum Society. Rita has won many top awards for her cascades at both local and national shows. She will share with us her knowledge on growing cascades.


Sunday, April 11, Zoom meeting at 2:00 PM:
April 11th, at 2:00 P.M., Ivor Mace on “Growing Large Exhibition Blooms”


May – No Zoom meeting due to potting and sales event
Other important May activities can be found under “Upcoming Events” tab.
Thursday, May 6th, Potting event. Volunteers are needed.
Please sign up on:
Saturday, May 8th, Garden Mums and Supplies Order pick up by appointment, begins at 10:00 a.m.
Please sign up on:


Sunday, June 13, Zoom meeting at 2:00 PM
The Zoom Meeting will feature guest speaker Jeffrey MacDonald, past President of the National Chrysanthemum Society (2018-2019) and the President of the Bay Area Chrysanthemum Society.  The presentation will be “Bugs”.
This is one session you should not miss.



July 11,
Monthly Zoom Meeting which will feature guest speaker Irene Bernal.  Her presentation will be on “Show Rules and Standards”.  Although the show is not till October, the methods we apply throughout the growing season in cultivating the mums is based on knowledge on how to bring out their horticulture best.


August – no meeting


SATURDAY, September 11 /Zoom meeting

Saturday, September 11that 11:00 a.m.Monthly Zoom Meeting with guest speaker Brian Kanotzof King’s Mums.


October – No zoom meeting
Informal Outdoor Show: The ODCS Informal Outdoor Show and Education Day, Oct. 31st, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Burke Lake Park, Shelter A,
7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039


November 4 – 7, 2021
National Convention and Show (CANCELLED)
Website: National Chrysanthemum Society,

November TBA– 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Annual Brunch – Location TBA


December – no meeting
Happy Holidays!


Other important dates and information can be found under “Upcoming Events” tab.

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