15th Annual Fall Searle Brothers Plant Extravaganza - Oct 2013 - Plant Lists

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Palmarum, Sep 23, 2013.

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  1. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    I have the first draft of the Croton list for the upcoming Extravaganza. The first draft is about 90% complete, based on what else might be added in the next 2 weeks. I will add additions to the topic as soon as I learn about them. The list has already smashed the old record number of cultivars by a lot and has since broken the 200 mark. I had to add over 30 new ones to the main list. I am also working on the Palm and Cycad list and will post a draft here once it is ready.

    Forum software limits the size of (.doc) file attachments so I can not attach the file to the post. If you can not read the entire list, or have issues printing it out, let me know and I will send a copy to you by message or email. One printing issue can be solved by copy and pasting the list into Word or other similar program and then printing it out.

    The vast majority of plants are in 3 gallon pots with few possible exceptions in smaller or larger containers.


    Searle Brothers Nursery, Inc. &
    The Rainforest Collection®


    The 15th Annual Fall ‘Ganza

    Oct. 4th, 5th, 6th,
    11th, 12th 13th – 2013

    Croton List
    Draft 9-23-13 *

    216 cultivars

    Common Name
    #007
    #555
    #6
    #86
    #93
    A. B. Cartledge
    American Made
    Andrea Searle
    Andreanum
    Angel Wing
    Antilla
    Applause
    Baron Le Compté
    Baron Rothschild
    Ben Alexander
    Bimbo
    Black Beauty
    Blotched, Thanksgiving
    Blotched, William Jennings Bryan
    Bogoriensis
    Bravo
    Buddy
    Cameo
    Captain Gilbert Cutler
    Cardinal
    Caribbean Star
    Carmen Christian
    Catch Up
    Caution Light
    Charles Rutherford
    Charmer
    Chief
    Christian's Landscape
    Christmas
    Class Act
    Claude Lorraine
    Colonel Bob Bullock
    Colonel Lindbergh
    Columbia
    Columbiana
    Columbiana #2
    Commotion
    Compté de Germiny
    Confetti
    Coppinger Hybrid
    Coral Pride
    Coral Shower
    Corkscrew
    Cornelius
    Corot
    Craigii Supreme
    Cronstadt
    Cryosophyllum
    Czar Alexander
    Davis #1
    Davis #10
    Daybreak
    Diane
    Dr. Alix
    Dr. Frank Brown
    Dreadlocks
    Dream Girl
    Dreer #7
    Duke of Windsor
    Duncan Macaw
    Earl of Derby
    Earl's Court
    Elaine
    Eleanor Fischler
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Ernestine Delarue
    Excellent
    Faye Miller
    Fishbone
    Flamingo
    Franklin Roosevelt
    Freckles
    Fred Sanders
    Geisha Girl
    General Lawrence
    General Marshall
    General Paget
    Glen Roof
    Gloriosa
    Go Reds
    Gold Dust
    Gold Finger
    Golden Glow
    Gonsalez
    Green Satan
    Harvest Moon
    Heat Wave
    Heaven
    Helen Edge
    Her Highness
    High Energy
    Hot & Steamy
    Jean Francis Fascell
    Joe Friday
    John Bender
    John Soar
    Judy's Beauty
    Jungle Queen
    Kane
    Katoni
    Kentucky
    Key Lime
    King of Siam
    Kiss & Tell
    L. M. Rutherford
    Lady Claire
    Lea Paldinia
    Lord Bellhaven
    Louis Dupuy
    Lover's Night
    Lt. Paget
    Lucile Alonzo
    Lucky Gold
    Lyrata
    Macarthuri
    Madame Butterfly
    Madame Fernand Kohl
    Magnificent
    Majesticum
    Mammey
    Mango
    Miami Beauty
    Michaelangelo
    Mike Fascell
    Mike Ferrer
    Monarch
    Mons. Florin
    Mortii
    Mosaic
    Mother's Day
    Mrs. Iceton
    Mrs. Snyder Disraili
    Nestor
    Noblissima
    Oak Leaf Superba
    Ortega's Hybrid
    Ovalifolium
    Peace
    Petra
    Pink Davis
    Pink Eburneum
    Pink Passion
    Playboy
    Polychrome
    Pop's Yard
    Porter's Pink Veitchii
    President Eisenhower
    President Reagan
    Pride of Naples
    Pride of Winter Haven
    Prince of Orange
    Prince Phillip
    Princess Eugenia
    Queen Elizabeth
    Queen Victoria
    Rainbow Candy
    Rainbow Starlight
    Rams Horn
    Raphael
    Red Quill
    Red Thai
    Revelation
    Rheedi #3
    Rheedii
    Robert Halgrim
    Rocio
    Rose Charmer
    Royal Flush
    Rudy Bachman
    Sadie
    Seminole Queen
    Shady Lane
    Showgirl
    Spirale
    Stoplight
    Sturrork's Pink Veitchii
    Sunny Star
    Sunrise
    Super Petra
    Sweet Marie
    Sybil Griffen
    Sybil Griffen 'Lrg. Leaf Form'
    Thanksgiving
    Thea
    Thomas Edison
    Tropic Lightning
    Tropical Feel
    Twist & Point
    Unknown (?) from Peru
    Van Buren
    Veitchii
    Victor Lemoine
    Victor Lemoine 'Pink'
    Victoria Gold Bells
    Voncilla Barley
    W. F. Dreer
    Waterfall
    Weismannii
    West Wall
    White Ann Rutherford
    William Craig
    William Jennings Bryan
    Wilma
    Wooton Beauty
    Yellow Croc
    Yellow Duncan Macaw
    Yellow Fever
    Yellow Foot
    Yellow Mammey
    Yellow Mrs. Iceton
    Yellow Petra

    Ryan
     
  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Very nice,I see a few that would look great in my garden :)
     
  3. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Woo hoo! Off to get a paper and pen!
     
  4. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    A draft copy of the palm and cycad list is now ready for those who are interested. It is still rough and 80% completed, but it is the majority of the species that will be offered.


    Searle Brothers Nursery, Inc.
    The Rainforest Collection®


    The 15th Annual Fall ‘Ganza

    Oct. 4th, 5th, 6th,
    11th, 12th, 13th – 2013

    Palm & Cycad List
    Draft 9-24-13 * 80% complete

    about 289 species, about 400 size groups


    Genus Species Sizes

    Acrocomia crispa #10
    Actinokentia divaricata #3
    Actinorhytis calapparia #2
    Adonidia merrillii et al
    Aiphanes minima #2
    Allagoptera arenaria #3
    Allagoptera caudescens #7
    Allagoptera leucocalyx #3
    Alsmithia longipes = Heterospathe longipes
    Archontophoenix myolensis #1, #3
    Archontophoenix purpurea #15
    Archontophoenix tuckeri 2.5in
    Areca camarinensis #1
    Areca catechu #7, #10
    Areca hutchinsoniana #1, #3
    Areca triandra #1
    Areca vestiaria #1, #3, #10
    Areca vestiaria var. ‘Maroon Leaf’ #3, #7
    Arenga australasica #3
    Arenga engleri #10
    Arenga obtusifolia #15
    Arenga pinnata #7
    Arenga undulatifolia #7
    Asterogyne martiana #3
    Astrocaryum standleyanum #1
    Attalea cohune #20
    Attalea colenda #7
    Attalea funifera #7
    Bactris gasipaes var. 'Spineless' #3
    Balaka seemannii #1
    Basselinia glabrata #3
    Beccariophoenix madagascariensis #3, #7, #20
    Beccariophoenix sp. 'Coastal Form' #15
    Bentinckia condapanna #3
    Bentinckia nicobarica #10
    Borassodendron machadonis #15
    Brassiophoenix drymophloeoides #1
    Burretiokentia hapala #7, #15
    Burretiokentia koghiensis #3
    Butia purpurascens #10
    Butia yatay #7
    Calyptrocalyx awa #7
    Calyptrocalyx hollrungii #3
    Calyptrocalyx sp. #3
    Calyptrocalyx sp. ‘Boalak’ #3, #7
    Calyptrocalyx sp. ‘Sanumb’ #3, #7
    Calyptrogyne ghiesbreghtiana #3, #7
    Carpentaria acuminata et al
    Carpoxylon macrospermum #3, #7, #15
    Caryota cumingii #10
    Caryota kiriwongensis #15
    Caryota mitis et al
    Caryota monostachya #7
    Caryota obtusa #7, #15
    Caryota ophiopellis #1
    Caryota urens #20
    Caryota zebrina #3, #7
    Ceratozamia latifolia #7
    Chamaedorea adscendens #1
    Chamaedorea arenbergiana #3
    Chamaedorea brachypoda #3
    Chamaedorea cataractarum et al
    Chamaedorea costaricana #7
    Chamaedorea elegans var. 'Negrita' #2
    Chamaedorea ernesti-augustii #1, #3
    Chamaedorea fragrans #7
    Chamaedorea hooperiana #7
    Chamaedorea metallica #1, #3
    Chamaedorea oblongata 4in, #3
    Chamaedorea pochutlensis #3
    Chamaedorea radicalis #7
    Chamaerops humilis #10, #20
    Chamaerops humilis var. argentea #3
    Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera = humilis var. argentea
    Chambeyronia macrocarpa #1, #15
    Chambeyronia macrocarpa var. ‘Houailou’ #7
    Chambeyronia macrocarpa var. hookeri #1, #3, #10
    Chuniophoenix nana #7
    Clinostigma exorrhizum 2.5in
    Clinostigma ponapense #7
    Clinostigma samoense #10
    Coccothrinax argentea #3, #7
    Coccothrinax barbadensis #10
    Coccothrinax borhidiana #7
    Coccothrinax crinita #7
    Coccothrinax fragrans #3
    Coccothrinax sp. #3
    Coccothrinax sp. ‘Azul’ #10
    Coccothrinax spissa #7
    Coccothrinax trinitensis #7
    Cocos nucifera var. ‘Malayan Green’ et al
    Copernicia alba 4in
    Copernicia baileyana #7
    Copernicia berteroana #10
    Copernicia glabrescens #3
    Copernicia macroglossa #20
    Copernicia prunifera #7, #15
    Copernicia rigida #3, #15
    Copernicia x sueroana #7
    Corypha umbraculifera #7
    Corypha utan #3, #7
    Cryosophila albida = williamsii
    Cryosophila williamsii #3
    Cyphophoenix elegans #1, #3, #7, #15
    Cyphophoenix nucele #3, #15
    Cyrtostachys renda et al
    Cyrtostachys sp. 'Hybrid' #3, #7, #10
    Deckenia nobilis #7
    Dictyosperma album #10
    Dioon edule #7
    Drymophloeus oliviformis #7
    Drymophloeus sp. 'Patipi', 'Irian Jaya' #3
    Dypsis albofarinosa #7
    Dypsis ambositrae #1
    Dypsis ampasindavae #1
    Dypsis arenarum #3
    Dypsis baronii #1, #3
    Dypsis cabadae #3, #45
    Dypsis canaliculata #10
    Dypsis carlsmithii #3, #7
    Dypsis crinita #15
    Dypsis decaryi et al
    Dypsis heteromorpha #10
    Dypsis hovomantsina #10
    Dypsis lanceolata #1
    Dypsis lastelliana #10
    Dypsis leptocheilos et al
    Dypsis lutescens et al
    Dypsis lutescens var. ‘Dwarf’ #3
    Dypsis madagascariensis #7
    Dypsis mananjarensis #7
    Dypsis nauseosa #1
    Dypsis ovobontsira #7, #10
    Dypsis paludosa #3
    Dypsis pembana #10
    Dypsis pinnatifrons #3
    Dypsis plumosa 4in
    Dypsis prestoniana #7, #10
    Dypsis psammophila #7
    Dypsis pulchella #3
    Dypsis rivularis #7
    Dypsis saintelucei #3, #7
    Dypsis sp. #1
    Dypsis sp. ‘Betafaka’ #1, #7
    Dypsis sp. 'Lemana's Baronii' #1
    Dypsis sp. 'Mahajanga' 4in
    Dypsis utilis #3
    Euterpe oleracea #3, #10
    Euterpe sp. 'Orange Crownshaft' #7
    Gaussia maya #10
    Gaussia princeps #1, #7
    Geonoma interrupta #3, #7
    Hemithrinax ekmaniana #3
    Heterospathe barfodii #3
    Heterospathe elata #7, #10
    Heterospathe glauca = B. barfodii
    Heterospathe intermedia #10
    Heterospathe longipes #1
    Heterospathe woodfordiana #7
    Hydriastele beguinii #1, #7
    Hydriastele beguinii var. 'Obi Island Form' #7
    Hydriastele dransfieldii #7, #15
    Hydriastele kasesa #7
    Hydriastele longispatha #7
    Hydriastele pinangoides #3
    Hyophorbe indica #10
    Hyophorbe lagenicaulis et al
    Hyophorbe verschaffeltii et al
    Hyphaene coriacea #3
    Iguanura wallichiana var. major #10
    Iriartea deltoidea #3
    Itaya amicorum #10
    Johannesteijsmannia altifrons #2, #5
    Johannesteijsmannia perakensis #3
    Kentiopsis magnifica #3
    Kentiopsis oliviformis #3, #10
    Kentiopsis pyriformis #2
    Kerriodoxa elegans #3, #7, #10
    Lanonia dasyantha 4in
    Latania loddigesii #3, #15
    Latania verschaffeltii #1, #3, #10
    Lepidozamia peroffskyana #3
    Licuala cabalionii #7, #15
    Licuala dasyantha = Lanonia dasyantha
    Licuala distans #1, #7
    Licuala fordiana #2
    Licuala grandis #1, #3, #7
    Licuala lauterbachii var. bouganvilliensis #7
    Licuala longipes #10
    Licuala paludosa #3, #7
    Licuala parviflora #5
    Licuala peekelii #10
    Licuala peltata #3, #7
    Licuala peltata var. sumawongii #3, #7
    Licuala ramsayi #7, #10
    Licuala ridleyana #2
    Licuala sp. ‘Pre-ati’ #3
    Licuala sp. ‘Yal-Bral’ #7
    Licuala stenophylla 4in
    Licuala triphylla #1
    Livistona carinensis #3
    Livistona jenkinsiana #10
    Livistona rotundifolia = Saribus rotundifolius
    Livistona saribus #3
    Livistona speciosa = jenkinsiana
    Lytocaryum hoehnei #7
    Masoala madagascariensis #2
    Mauritia flexuosa #1
    Mauritiella armata #3, #7, #10
    Metroxylon vitiense #15
    Neoveitchia storckii #15
    Normanbya normanbyi #3, #7
    Orania ravaka #7
    Pelagodoxa henryana #3, #7, #25
    Phoenicophorium borsigianum #2, #7
    Phoenix pusilla 4in
    Phoenix roebelenii et al
    Phoenix rupicola #3, #15
    Phoenix zeylanica = pusilla
    Pinanga adangensis #7, #10
    Pinanga coronata #10
    Pinanga coronata var. 'blunt, thin leaf form' #7
    Pinanga curranii #1
    Pinanga gracilis #7
    Pinanga philippinensis #3
    Pinanga sp. ‘Thai Mottled’ #3
    Pinanga speciosa #7
    Pritchardia affinis = maideniana
    Pritchardia kaalae var. minima #7
    Pritchardia maideniana #3
    Pritchardia martii #10
    Pseudophoenix sargentii #3
    Ptychococcus paradoxus #7, #10
    Ptychosperma bleeseri 4in
    Ptychosperma burretianum #7
    Ptychosperma caryotoides #7
    Ptychosperma cuneatum #10
    Ptychosperma lauterbachii #1, #7
    Ptychosperma macarthurii #10
    Ptychosperma propinquum #10
    Ptychosperma salomonense #7a, #7b
    Ptychosperma salomonense x lauterbachii #3
    Ptychosperma schefferi #3, #7
    Ptychosperma vestitum #10
    Ravenea dransfieldii #1, #3, #7
    Ravenea glauca #7
    Ravenea hildebrandtii #7
    Ravenea julietiae #2
    Ravenea krociana #15
    Ravenea xerophylla #7
    Rhapis excelsa #20
    Rhapis excelsa cv. nana ‘Super Dwarf’ #1
    Rhapis gracilis #1
    Rhapis humilis x cochinchinensis 'Alicia' #1, #3
    Rhapis laosensis = cochinchinensis
    Rhapis sp. 'Hybrid' #7
    Rhapis subtilis #15
    Roystonea oleracea #3
    Roystonea regia et al
    Sabal domingensis #3
    Sabal uresana #3
    Salacca zalacca #3
    Saribus rotundifolius 4in, #7
    Satakentia liukiuensis #7
    Syagrus amara 4in
    Syagrus botryophora #3
    Syagrus cearensis #3, #7
    Syagrus coronata #3
    Syagrus ruschiana 4in
    Syagrus sancona #7
    Syagrus schizophylla #7
    Syagrus vermicularis #3
    Tahina spectabilis #15
    Thrinax radiata et al
    Veitchia arecina et al
    Veitchia filifera #3
    Veitchia metiti #1, #3, #10
    Veitchia sessifolia = filifera
    Veitchia sp. = arecina et al
    Verschaffeltia splendida #3, #7, #15
    Voanioala gerardii #5
    Wallichia disticha #15
    Welfia regia #3
    Wodyetia bifurcata et al
    Zamia inermis #3
    Zamia integrifolia #3
    Zamia paucijuga #1
    Zamia roezlii #3
    Zamia variegata #3

    Ryan
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Got my croton shopping list wittled down to 10. If 4 make it to my cart - it will be a successful haul. Realistically - 2 maybe 3. The ones I am looking at are probably on others lists as well. That is what happens when there is only 1 or 2 of a cultivar offered.

    An updated list from Ryan could change things.

    Jeff - you finding any interesting stuff in the shade house you forgot about? :confused:
     
  6. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    Update:

    As of today, the Croton list stands as is. There are no new cultivars to add to the list as of today, with about 1 week to the sale. The week leading to the opening morning of Friday is, however, the best time for addition plants to be pulled, so more may be added. If you were to ask Jeff if there are any more to be pulled you would hear "Maybe.", so anything is possible. Like always there is the chance of an unlisted item (croton, palm, etc.) that is pulled at the last minute, that even I won't know about until its at my feet needing a tag.

    I do have a few plants to add to the Palm and Cycad list above:

    Palms:
    Chamaedorea angustisecta #3
    Licuala spinosa #10

    Cycads:
    Zamia skinneri #3


    - The Croton section is just about done, unless more plants find their way here. I took a few quick photos today of the section to post and to induce reactions among the awaiting masses.

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    - Quick, identify them all... you have 30 seconds.

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    Ryan
     
  7. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    - One more photo, showing the back-right corner of the section, shooting into the sun no less. If anything new enters the section, I will try to post something about it.

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    Ryan
     
  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    For any of the locals living in the Dade, Broward and Palm Beach areas, we ran an ad in both the Miami Herald's Home and Design section and the SunSentinel's Lifestyle section in todays newspaper featuring our up coming plant sale. Written like an article, it explains a little about the sale and what we sell. Hope to see many of you!!!
     
  9. waykoolplantz

    waykoolplantz Active Member

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    The secret is out !
    Wishing you success..will see you Friday bright n early with the rest of the hardcore addicts. It's been a long hot summer...time for a fix.
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ana - my list has only 10. So realisticlly I'll walk away with 4, maybe 6.

    Mr. Harris will obtain a monster cart and load up his two agile assistants, Greg & Didi.

    You want to learn? Watch these "masters of the croton mosh pit". By 8:15 am, they will have plants in the holding area - then return for round two. Then he will hit the palm areas. Usually out the gate and loaded up by 9:30. Truly an efficient team. LOL :D

    After Team Harris leaves, they return to the Harris compound and start planting. They will be done before your new acquisitons make it home.
     
  11. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Oh, my goodness! Sounds fierce. How do they know where things are? It seems like it's just a matter of luck finding all the ones you want. Are there more helpers besides Judy? Is there an order to the plants? How do you ever find what you're looking for?:confused:
     
  12. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    Best reaction to a 'Ganza description ever.


    Update:

    As of today, Monday the 30th, the Croton list is still the same, at around 95% complete. The Palm & Cycad list has a few new additions, gathered from all over the shade house. The list now has around 306 species and could still grow more; I would put it at 90% complete.

    Additions to the Palm and Cycad list above:

    Palms:
    Burretiokentia dumasii #1
    Calyptronoma rivalis #7
    Dypsis robusta #7
    Dypsis sp. 'Unknown - Rare' #7
    Licuala sp. ‘Togu Budo’ #1
    Nenga pumila #7
    Pholidocarpus kingianus #1
    Pinanga dicksonii #1
    Reinhardtia latisecta #1
    Sabal mauritiiformis 4in
    Syagrus pseudococos #1

    Cycads:
    Dioon spinulosum #3
    Zamia furfuracea #3
    Zamia neurophyllidia #10

    Ryan
     
  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ana - should they be in Alphabetical order, organized by leaf shape? Due to the quantity of plants, that would be a major undertaking. Hey, rember its not just crotons but tons of rare palms and landscaping plants as well. Plus, the croton area was full of palms just a couple of weeks ago. That is alot of palms to move, then all the crotons have got to be moved in. Probably took a whole work day with Jeff's crew setting the area up.

    At my first "croton dash" - the area was half the size with just a single aisle down the middle. What a major traffic jam! Jeff doubled the area at the next sale and added a second aisle. Plus he has spaced them out more, so it would be easier to see and have access to the plants. Around 8:30 am, Judy usually reorganizes them, adding "crossover lanes" at the back and in the middle. By this time 25% of the plants have been thinned out. Then is a good time to re-check the area. I sometimes help Judy, and usually find something interesting that got overlooked.

    There are more helpers than Judy, however she knows the crotons better than anyone. Jeff usually gets called away within minutes with questions in other areas. When Ray comes, its a better situation. I've suggested to Jeff to put all the "rarer" stuff all the way to the back. Actually he prefers it the way it is. That way everyone has the same chance - you just gotta look. Unless you are looking for the "standards", nobody gets everything they want.
     
  14. waykoolplantz

    waykoolplantz Active Member

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    You don't . Only the true Crotonheads...Randy...Mike..Moose..Rick & a few others kno this stuff by sight. I have given up Judy may be your best guide...but you hafta kno what your looking for &at.
    Wear your running shoes...sharpen your elbows...follow the wave of folks. After a Ganza or two you'll get the hang of it.
     
  15. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Alright, thanks everyone. I will just have to go with my list and my glasses and hope that Judy is available. I am really looking forward to it! The last time I was in the croton area at this sale was about 8 or 9 years ago, and the crotons were outside, shaded by palms or trees, I think. At that time I didn't know anything about crotons and became enamored with Mrs. Iceton. I left with several of these and I still have them in my yard and continue to be enamored by this cultivar. What a great croton.:)
     
  16. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Damn is it getting restless around here!!! Found a few more plants ( that won't make the list) to add. Totally getting excited! AND......the weather forcast continually gets better and better. See you all at 8am, well word has it some will be there by 7:30. Waiting to get in of course......
     
  17. Sihara

    Sihara Active Member

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    Hi All,

    We're hoping to be among those camped out at 7:30. Somehow we were both able to get the time off from work so we could be there. I've got my hopes up for a Dreer #7, if the croton angels are smiling on us. And, of course, a few other things. :)
     
  18. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Dang - can't you type the few more names? You got my croton senses tingling ... :eek:
     
  19. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    5:00 am and this thread has 5 viewers, Hmmmm - betcha some are making their last minute lists ;)
     
  20. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Fantastic sale,I picked up a Blotched Williams Jennings Bryant,Columbia and Helen Rutherford.Lamar picked up everything else that Jeff had for sale and has contracted a delivery driver to bring the truckload to his house :)


     
  21. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    The Searle tribe, Westies, Key Westies, and locals put on a great sale and (show). In my opinion the offerings were top of the line. And no one out bid me. Name tags have affixed and the digging has begun.
     

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  22. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    For an "old guy", Lamar can really move. Can't believe the how many he liberated from the croton area. Also noticed he score the Blotched Thanksgiving that was buried behind a massive pile. :p

    Don't know where he is gonna put them all in that jammed garden of his. Heard some rumors that he plants them in his neighbors yards in the middle of the night. LOL :D
     
  23. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Who scored Tropical Feel? :confused: There may have only been one. :(
     
  24. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Might be feeling pretty good to me.
     

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  25. waykoolplantz

    waykoolplantz Active Member

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    He may be filling in the waterway behind his house. Lamar has Probably highest croton to house ratio I've seen...tho Randy a bit over the top too.
     
  26. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Lol! I'm ripping out philodendron to plant some of my purchases:
    Applause
    West wall
    Catch Up
    Bimbo
    American made
    Revelation
    Flamingo
    Royal Flush

    Here's to insanity!
     
  27. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I'm not even close to Lamar territory........., or Moose or Jeff or Marie or Bullwinkle or Jerry or Judy or even you Mike:p
     
  28. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Randy - can you give us the list of your new aquisitions. I just gotta know ? :eek:
     
  29. Bullwinkle

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    I went back to day and picked up a nice Ortega's Hybrid.Beautiful and super slow.Some nice ones still left there :)
     
  30. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I sincerely want to thank all of you that came by to buy crotons over the last 3 days. Practically everyone on this forum showed up!!! Even Ana came over who probably drove the furthest. Thanks again to all! Friday morning was pretty interesting to watch as all of you came streaming in and scrambled to find what you were looking for. Just to make it more exciting, I tucked a few of the good ones away behind more taller, common ones to make you work harder to find them. Even the volunteers swore prior to opening, that some of the crotons on the list were not there. But ha!!!
    And like Mike said, there's still some more nice ones for this up coming weekend.
     
  31. Sihara

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    Terrific sale - we had a great time, and it was so nice to see everyone again, especially since we can't make it down to S. FL very often anymore.

    And I always love looking around the shadehouse at all the beautiful palms.

    We picked up a couple of Dreer #7 (current favorite), a Compte de Germiny, a Gloriosa to replace my "missing" one, another Chief (!) and a Rudy Bachman. Last time I'm going to try the Bachman, btw - does anyone else have trouble keeping this one happy?

    And I finally got a little Chambey flamethrower. I've always wanted one. :)
     
  32. Palmarum

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    - The cart parking lot a few minutes after opening on Friday morning. The entrance to the shadehouse has often become this familiar choke point at the peak of the rush. We have tried saving space specifically for parking carts, but that idea went away as soon as Jeff began to run out of room for plants. I was only able to get this shot by standing on a step-ladder.

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    - Croton lust in its purest form... The debates over identification are one of the more entertaining high points.

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    Ryan
     

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