Other important dates included:
January 17, 2019 – Plant Orders Due
May 11 – 9AM to noon. Vienna Garden Sale. Next to the Freeman’s Store
May 9, 10, 11 – Potting from 9 AM to 3 PM, bring lawn chair and pack lunch
May 11 – King’s and garden mum order pick-up, 9 AM – 2 PM
May 12 – King’s and garden mum order pick-up, 10 AM – 2 PM
May 17 and 18 – Green Spring Plant Sale, Pot and Belgian Mum delivery and pick-up, 8AM to 3PM at Green Spring Gardens.
May 19 – Potting Pot and orders with Pot or Belgian Mums Distribution at Tim Moore’s house – 10AM to 2PM.
October 26-27 – ODCS Annual Show at Merrifield Gardens at Fair Oaks location
November 7 – 10, 2019 – Annual NCS Convention and Show in Pasadena, CA
– details will be in the June issue of The Chrysanthemum and on the NCS website (www.mums.org)
November (TBA), 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Annual ODCS Brunch at the J. Gilbert’s Restaurant, Mclean, VA
J. Gilbert’s Restaurant
6930 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA (at the corner Chain Bridge Rd or Rte 123 and Old Dominion Dr.). There is plenty of parking. We will be sharing the dining room with other customers and will conduct the business portion of the meeting first and then eat.
J. Gilbert’s Sunday brunch includes an omelet bar, hand-carved prime rib, made to-order waffles, and cinnamon sugared donuts with caramel apple sauce. The cold dishes include pastries & bagels, homemade granola yogurt, fresh berries, tomato and mozzarella Greek pasta salad, mixed baby greens, assorted cheeses, fresh fruit, oysters on the 1/2 shell, peel and eat spiced shrimp, smoked salmon, char crusted tuna, assorted smoked fish. The hot dishes include scrambled eggs, biscuits & sausage gravy, ham & cheddar quiche, sausage links, applewood smoked bacon, bacon infused homestyle potatoes, mac ‘n’ cheese in lobster cream, chicken piccatta, maple glazed Atlantic salmon. And then there are the desserts – assorted cookies, carrot cake, mini tarts, lemon cake, chocolate dipped strawberries & marshmallows.
The brunch does not automatically include champagne and orange juice (mimosas). However, the restaurant will take drink orders and separately bill anyone who wants a mimosa. You now have the flexibility to have wine or beer if you so desire.
When you enter the restaurant, please tell the desk folks that you are with the Old Dominion Chrysanthemum group. Our reservation is for 11:30. We will be in a room shared with other customers.
Please print reservation form found in the last page of September’s newsletter and send in your reservation no later than November (TBA).
Looking forward to seeing everyone there.