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Bimbo and Bimbette

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Jan 8, 2011.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Just some dry humor, Bimbo in the garden.:)
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    It is always hard to find a good Bimbo in the garden. :rolleyes:

    Curious - is a Bimbette a little Bimbo, a Bimbo in training or a distinct cultivar unto itself? :confused:
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Well, that's a good question. Because Jim Glock always refers to Judy as a Bimbo, that must make him a Bimbette(??).:p
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Curious, how many Coors Light does it take to get Jim to morph into a Bimbette? :rolleyes:
     
  5. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    bimbo produced a lot of seeds for me this year but only 2 sprouted. mine in the garden
    chris
     

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  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    :eek:
     
  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I need a Bimbo :p
     
  8. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Who was this named after LOL
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Good question Bren! Inquiring croton lovers would like to know? :rolleyes:
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    A good Bimbo is always hard to find.
     
  11. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Bimbo means baby in Italian or at least I thought it did when I lived there
     
  12. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    No child is Bambino, I lived next door to the Derosia family as a kid. Learned to cook and enjoy good wine and great food. A real eye opener for a 7 th generation Florida native. Bimbo is what you think it is, empty headed and willing..........not that is anything wrong with that.
     
  13. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    After checking the big Wiki, bimbo is a diminutive form of bambino (male child in Italian); bambina and bimba would be the feminine forms in Italian. Bimbo later referred to a stupid male but around 1920 in the U.S., a bimbo started to refer to a not-too-bright female in the song "My Little Bimbo Down on the Bamboo Isle" and the rest is history esp since English nouns do not have gender like most other languages. ...and you thought crotons were confusing...

    onward through the linguistic fog...
     
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  14. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Oh no I thought the Grandmother liked me. A little change up here, I got these cuttings in Lighthouse Point about a month ago. The lady living in the home said her dad and uncle built the house and did all the landscape work several old standard crotons all very big and cut into hedge rows. I took some cuttings I like these the best. Name game if we can. image.jpg image.jpg Just to confuse the picture, I mixed two types in the second pot. Sorry
     
  15. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Bimbo is very slow for me. At times it supports fabulous colors, then the next flush of leaves not very pretty. The one I saw at the Extravaganza had exception colors.
     

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