February Meeting

February 11 – 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM at Falls Church Community Center

Regular Meeting:
Photos and discussions of the varieties on the 2018 plant order.
Review process and answer questions about the plant and supply orders.

Plant Order Reminder:
Must be postmarked with payment not later than 15 February.
King’s is experiencing heavy order volume and has already stopped taking
orders for some delivery weeks.


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2018 Supply Order

ODCS 2018 Supplies Order – Due Not Later than 14 March 2018

Please check your emails for the order form.

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January 7, 2018 Meeting

On Sunday, January 7th, at 2:30 PM, the Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society will present a stunning photographic review of the Chrysanthemum blooms displayed at the National Show in Portland, Oregon, in addition to the local ODCS/Potomac Show at Merrifield Gardens last Fall.

We will also discuss the timeline and processes for the new 2018 plant and supply orders.

The meeting will be held at 2:30 P.M. at the Falls Church Community Center, 233 Little Falls Street, Falls Church, VA.

Call Jim Dunne ( 703-560-8776) for more Information.

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Annual Brunch on November 12th, 11:30 AM to 1 PM

Written by Todd Brethauer, ODCS president.

We announced in the last newsletter that we were looking for a new location for our annual brunch.  The security precautions at Ft. Myer have become stricter.  We understand the need for the security at the base, but felt the forms that had to be completed and submitted weeks in advance by everyone entering the base were a little too much to ask of our members.  After a search that included a number of locations, we selected J. Gilbert’s Restaurant in McLean.  J. Gilbert’s is located at 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, ANNUAL ODCS BRUNCH Form – 2017 and send in your reservation no later than November 8th.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

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Annual Show Oct. 21 to 22

Download poster: ODCS – Potomac Show 2017 Poster

The Old Dominion and Potomac Chrysanthemum Societies will join in hosting an annual spectacular Chrysanthemum show at Merrifield Gardens, featuring hundreds of cut Mum cultivars as well as Mums in hanging baskets, container grown varieties and sprays, plus Fukusuke exhibits and a special standard and mini sized Design competition based on this year’s special theme – “Across the Universe”

The show will be open to visitors at the Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks location,
12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax, Va. (near Costco Plaza & Fairfax County Pkwy.)
Saturday, October 21st from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and
Sunday, October 22nd from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Sign up for door prizes to be awarded at the Show.
Winners do not have to be present

Free and Open to the Public

Photographers Welcome

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Meetings & Lectures

September 10 – 2:30 PM, Presenting Mums in a Show
The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society will present a discussion and demonstration on preparing and presenting Mums for a flower show. After the presentation, flowers and materials will be provided so that everyone can practice presenting blooms for show and receive feedback.

The meeting will be held at the Falls Church Community Center,
223 Little Falls Street, Falls Church, VA.

Open to the public.

Free admission.

Call Jim Dunne (703-560-8776) for more information.
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Chrysanthemum Sale, May 20, 2017

Chrysanthemum Sale- New Cultivars+ Old Favorites

The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society will hold its Annual Mum Plant Sale on Saturday, May 20th,from 9 AM to 3 PM at Green Springs Garden Park, 4603 Green Springs Road, Alexandria, VA
(Next to the Salvation Army location on Little River Tpk.
Telephone 703-642-5173. Additional entrance at Braddock Road and Green Springs Road)

A wide variety of rooted, potted cuttings including a complete range of Mum colors and classes (exhibition type, garden varieties, and for cutting, etc.) will be available at great prices.

Call Jim Dunne (703-560-8776) for more information.

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Plant Sale on May 6

Old Dominion Mum Society will be selling mum cuttings from 8am to noon on Saturday May 6th by the Freeman Store in Vienna at 131 Church St NE

The mums we expect to have for sale on Saturday are:
Golden Gate
China Doll
Dazzling New York
Limerick Lime
Shanghai Red
Grandview Light Pink
Purple Springs
Pittsburgh Purple
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January Meeting & Lecture 2017

January 8 – 2:30 PM – 4 PM, at Falls Church Community Center

Happy New Year!

Highlights of the 2016 Potomac/Old Dominion Mum Show held at Brookside Gardens in October and of the National Chrysanthemum Society Show held in Sacramento, Calif.  The 2017 plant order, plant sale and October Show will also be discussed. 

Member are reminded to bring their membership renewal checks to the meeting.

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