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A Good Croton Memorial Holiday Weekend

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jun 3, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    It was my desire to get some more crotons in the ground on Memorial Weekend. On Saturday Bullwinkle dropped by and we strolled through Moose Land comparing our croton bug obsessions. I had no idea that Bullwinkle was a palm aficionado as well. His knowledge of palms and indentification abilities (Coccothrinax especially) was most impressive. :)

    Here is a list of cultivars that got planted Memorial Weekend. I will try and post some pictures later.

    President Eisenhower
    Yuletide
    Compte' de Germiny
    Joe Friday
    Her Highness
    Acuboefolium
    Irene Kingsley
    Weismannii
    Col. Bob Bullock
    Embassy
    Stewartii



    ;)
     
  2. Moose

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    A small President Eisenhower starting to push new leaves. :)
     

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  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Newly planted Yuletide. :)
     

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  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Compte' de Germiny was in heavy shade and is flushing green leaves. Now that it is getting filtered light, it should color up nicely as the growing season progresses. :)
     

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  5. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Looking good Ron. Your collection is really expanding!
     
  6. Bullwinkle

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    Ron has a great collection.Also they are so healthy and colorful.I have a Jungle Queen and Ron's is so much healthier and vibrant than mine that I
    wonder if they are the same variety :)
     
  7. Moose

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    Thanks Mike. I enjoyed your visit. :)

    Next: A yet to color up Joe Friday. :cool:

     

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  8. Moose

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    Her Highness :)
     

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  9. Moose

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    Acubaefolium added to the newly created bed. :)
     

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  10. Moose

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    Irene Kingsley if you please ... :rolleyes:
     

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  11. Moose

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    A Weissmannii that I got awhile back from Randy (palmisland). :)
     

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  12. Moose

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    Col. Bob Bullock starting to flush new leaves. :) I made a really big hole and amended the soil trying to help the root system get established. Does anyone know the rate of growth on this croton? :confused:
     

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  13. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Fairly fast - for a croton... and quite cold tolerant; none defoliated over the past two winters.
     
  14. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I missed this one when I was down.I need to get hold of this one :)
     
  15. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    And concluding with Embassy. :)
     

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  16. junglegal

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    So this means you know longer have a pot grotto? Everything is now in the ground? I wish I could say that. I just don't trust our winters here.
     
  17. Dypsisdean

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    When I initially read "pot grotto" in the Front Page teaser, I thought we going in a different direction. :)
     
  18. ScotTi

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    Hey, it is a plant. :)
     
  19. junglegal

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    Don't get your hopes up Dean. LOL
     
  20. Moose

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    You guys have cyrppy minds. :rolleyes:

    Bren - In response to your assumption that the "pot grotto" no longer exists, that would be erroneous. As a matter of fact, its getting out of control. :eek:

    67 crotons in containers as of this moment.
    21 more air layers to get potted up hopefully today.
    Bullwinkle came by and gifted me 8 of the 67. He left with only 4 from me, so at least I don't have 71.
    38 are air layers that got potted up in the last couple of weeks.
    There are another 20 air layers not at the moose land that will be harvested in the next three weeks.

    My neighbors think I am insane. Some should be heading to St. Petersburg for the auction. :)
     
  21. Moose

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    Holy crap - not much to look at then. Here is the same Her Highness, photo taken this evening. ;)
     

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  22. Moose

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    After and before
     

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  23. Moose

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    After and before
     

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  24. Moose

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    Compte' de Germiny Before and After and still getting too much shade
     

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  25. Moose

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    Joe Friday reportedly a sport from Rudy Bachman. Before and after ...:eek:
     

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  26. Phil Stager

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    Moose - always heard it was a sport off Bravo.
     
  27. Moose

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    Phil - I got that snippet of information from The Codiaeum Connection March 2009 last page that reported that Joe Friday was a sport from Rudy Bachman. :confused:
     
  28. Moose

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    Embassy before and after. You can see that Embassy is not a particularly fast cultivar.
     

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