A Few Around the Yard.....add your own

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Aug 6, 2010.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Just a few to share. Add your own if you want.

    1) Fishbone

    2) Evening Embers.....I got this many years ago from Johnny S. It's been terribly slow and my first air layer I took off it last summer died earlier this year from the cold.:mad:

    3) William Jennings Bryan with my dog Kane.
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    OK, I accept your request for more ...:p

    #1 is Yellow Petra

    #2 is Baron Rothschild in heavy shade, should be coloring up by September.

    #3 & 4 is Buddy (same plant)
     

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  3. Moose

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    Some more ... :cool:

    #1 is Yellow Mrs. Iceton

    #2 & 3 are Colin Kelley (same plant)

    #4 is Robert Lavolis
     

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  4. Moose

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    Photos #1 & 2 - I hope you are holding a full house because I have a Royal Flush. ;)

    Photo #3 is Coral Showers
     

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  5. Moose

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    Some more ...

    #1 is Corkscrew.

    #2 & 3 are Van Buren (same plant)

    #4 is Lemon & Lime
     

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  6. Phil Stager

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    Mioose - nice Royal Flush. Mine waited until FL State Fair time to defoliate last Feb but it bounced back nicely. It's a drop-dead sexy croton in full color.
     
  7. Borgy230

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    Here are some i just took pics with, sorry if they arent the best pics, used my phone, waiting for new battery for camera to come.

    first is Queen Elizabeth, William Craig, Gloriosa, and Arrowhead
     

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  8. Borgy230

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    here we have Golden Glow, Her Highness, and Island Breeze
     

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  9. Phil Stager

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    ...and here's a few of Gen Lin YuTang. The old one at Sunken Gardens must have been a casualty of the winter and a carless gardner since it is no longer there. This one grows fast and needs lots of sun to develop the late season dark pinks. That big air layer should color up real nicely in a few months.
     

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  10. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Any idea where those Colin Kelleys a few posts up came from. they look nothing like the one I had (and may still have somewhere) that I got from the Blauman's some years ago. It was slow and then got whomped by falling fronds from an African oil palm near-by this year; last year's air layer may be a winter casualty. Yours look something like an AFD ???
     
  11. Moose

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    I think Keith Hanks brought it to the meeting at Ricky's house. I was under the impression that it was a donation from you for the auction? :confused: It gets way too much afternoon sun. I have some trees around it that will help as the grow a bit more.

    The Coral Showers I know definitely was a donation from you for the auction. :)
     
  12. Moose

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    #1 is Diane

    #2 is Glen Roof

    #3 is Jungle Queen
     

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  13. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Phil,

    I'm not too sure, but he might of got it from me. I've had this one for many years. It's a narrow little leaf thing, and not an AFD. When Bob Alonzo came through, he agreed that this was it and thought an old name was also Bruxelliensis. Have you ever heard of this name?
     
  14. Jeff Searle

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    Nice Island Breeze......there young man.
     
  15. Jeff Searle

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    A couple of more beauties that came out of the old Richard Krukonis property.

    First.....Father's Day

    Second....Unknown
     

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  16. Jeff Searle

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    Marth Brooks, a name given to me by Bob Alonzo.
     

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  17. Borgy230

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    Mr. Searle, glad you like the Isalnd Breeze, I took a closer look at it today, it seems to have an Airlayer on it! hahaa
     
  18. Moose

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    Typo, typo, typo Jeff! :p

    Is it Martha Brooks or Garth Brooks? :eek:

    LOL Moose :rolleyes:
     
  19. Moose

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    It sure does, with three nice branches above. :eek:
     
  20. Borgy230

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    Here are some more, looking good after some heavy rain all day long!
    Carribean Star, Zanzibar, Polychrome, Pink Vietchii
     

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  21. Borgy230

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    and here are some more!
    Earl's Court, Norma, and Captain Kidd
     

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  22. Jeff Searle

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    OK....that would be really cool. Seeing's this was one of only about 5 crotons that I lost due to this past cold weather.
     
  23. Jeff Searle

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    Phil,

    I know this has been talked about and inquired before, but are there ANY known Gen. Lin Yu Tang around in anyone's collection that looks like the picture in the book? I mean, it's so different from the ones we all have, and quite frankly, nothing to brag about except the name.
     
  24. Jeff Searle

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    From one of the smaller leaf var....Pitcarin, to one of the larger leaf varieties that has ever come along, and still very much sought after....Bimbo.
     

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  25. Phil Stager

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    Jeff- The only Gen Tang that ever got a postive ID was the one at Sunken Gardens by Bob Alonzo. Never heard of one anywhere else. If anyone else has one from somewhere else, speak up pls. ...and as most of know, the Book is good but not infallible.
    What you got to trade for Island Breeze? have a few 3 gal air layers here. This one has proven almost indestructable (for a croton) from full sun to almost full shade and is fast growing (for a croton).
     
  26. Central Floridave

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    here are a few...
     

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    ,,,
     

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    ,,,
     

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  29. Central Floridave

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    oops, that last photo is a duplicate. I meant to post this one instead. A gen.macaurthur.
     

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  30. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    Ugh!!!! It hurts me to look at this thread!!!
     
  31. Jeff Searle

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    The first is Polychrome, one of the best crotons for a shady spot that recieves very little sunlight or none.

    The second is General Marshall.
     

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  32. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Anybody like a little "Cornbread"?
     

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  33. palmisland

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    Heres a few from yesterday.

    Randy:)
     

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  34. palmisland

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    A coupla more.

    Randy:)
     

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  35. Moose

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    Your crotons are doing great Randy! You said earlier that the garden was not ready to host a croton society meeting ... it looks like you are ready now! :rolleyes:
     
  36. Jeff Searle

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    Dave,Randy and Phil......nice stuff guys! Thanks for taking the time to post.

    Here's my Richard Krukonis that I was lucky enough to get from Frank Brown several years ago. It's pretty slow, about 3' tall now.
     

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  37. Central Floridave

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    no prob, luv me some crots. Thanks to you also for your photos.
     

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  38. Moose

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    One of my favorite cultivars, Tortoise Shell! :eek:
     

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  39. Moose

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    Check out the colors and patterns on the older leaves. :rolleyes:

    This is why Tortoise Shell is one of mt absolute favorites! :cool:
     
  40. Moose

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    Sorry about the last post, attachment malfunction. :)


    Check out the colors and patterns on the older leaves. :rolleyes:

    This is why Tortoise Shell is one of my absolute favorites! :cool:
     

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