COSTA RICAN CROTON WANDERINGS-THE MANY FACES OF BUDDY

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  1. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    CHRISTIAN PAPERS: EDWIN LONSDALE Page 10: Type N, 2 ¾” x 8”, - “Ground color dark bronze, green midrib and veins outlined and margined deep colored crimson and leaf marbled crimson and orange. Very showy.”

    REF: Paper prepared by Wm. A. Geiger in collaboration with Mr. Christian, of the Christian Nursery, Mr. Van der Lean, and Mr. George L. Peacock.

    CRAZY FOR CROTONS: “Bob Alonzo mentioned to me this week he believes the croton we now call BUDDY was better known years ago as EDWIN LONSDALE. This old name appears in the Christian papers and Dr. Brown's old book”.

    WIKI SYNONYMS LIST: Edwin Lonsdale = Buddy.



    Fotos 1 thru 4…the customary close-ups for Ana :D.
     

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  2. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Foto 5…BUDDY with its pastel colored leaves gradually maturing and 6 & 7…a gated community entrance and exit featuring BUDDY planted in two nicely designed planters.
     

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  3. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Fotos 8-9 and 10…Foto #8: An excellent example of a BUDDY grouping displaying a full gamut of the leaf’s color and maturation process.
     

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  4. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Fotos 11-12 and 13…three more depicting BUDDY in front of large walls.
     

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  5. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Fotos 14-15 and 16…hefty BUDDY cultivars standing alone that could easily be referred to as small trees.
     

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  6. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Fotos 17 thru 22 BONUS SECTION: A country gas station located in La Garita whose perimeter is planted basically with BUDDIES and PALMS. It impressed me so much that I felt it merited a special expanded work-up…so I “wandered” back with camera in hand.

    Fotos 17-18 & 19…La Garita gas station and perimeter planters.
     

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  7. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Fotos 20 & 21…before and after sequence of the same grouping (several months elapsed between pix).

    Foto…#22 BUDDY showing off some extraordinarily large leaves for this variety...don’t be confused by the smaller PETRAS planted underneath. Note: I recommend you click on the photo to see the enlarged version of this beautiful cultivar.
     

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  8. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Great plant, beautiful photography as always, your post is a reat treat. TKS.
     
  9. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Photo's 21 & 22 are exceptional. Love the Wanderings Robertico!
     
  10. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Oh my goodness! Spectacular, Robert!!! Can't wait to get them in the wiki. You know, I love the way Costa Rican people love to put colors on their homes, fences, etc. Makes things so much happier looking. These are incredible photos. Thanks again for posting.

    Ana:D
     
  11. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful Buddy examples Robert. Thanks for posting them.
     
  12. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to all that expressed their kind words to my collection of BUDDY CROTONS and how Costa Ricans display them in their gardens...makes a person feel good :D. Many thanks!
     

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