We just returned from a plant buying trip to Hawaii, but this year I won't be posting any croton pictures like I did last year. Why not? Well, all the crotons that we photographed last year are still there, but all of the new plantings that we saw both in public parks and around new shopping centers were all Petras, Mammeys and Normas. Even some of the nurserys that we bought great crotons from last year are just growing the big three. Same with Home Depot and Lowes. We were still able to find rare and unusual varieties and shipped about 200 croton plants and cuttings home, but I'm concerned about the trend. Nurseries in Hawaii are having a hard time so they're growing what's selling. There's not the interest there that there is here for the old varieties. I'm not sure what we'll find next year.