Croton Layout

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Nov 10, 2012.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Moving on to the next project. I layed out these crotons yesterday evening for acclimation to the area. I am moving them around to check out how they look from different aspects. Having different leaf shapes and colors help make the individual cultivars stand out in my opinion. Very important to mix the green and yellows in my opinion. I like to walk away and revisit the lay out - seeing if it is working or changes need to be made. Witch ones needing a shadier area needs to be factored in as well. A couple of palms and a mango tree have really filled out giving this area more shade. I would have never have even thought of planting a croton in this once sunny area last year. I have a couple of others where the soil mix was dried out and needed to get soaked. They will be added or switched out. :confused:
     

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  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Looks good,when I move I am going to try plantings of similar colours together and see how it ends up.All pinks in one area,all red in another, etc
     
  3. Kipjanet

    Kipjanet Active Member

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    I LIKE THE LAYOUT THE WAY YOU HAVE IT IN THE FIRST PICTURE. I ALWAYS TRY TO SEE WHAT LOOKS BEST MIXING PALMS FOR SHADE,CROTONS FOR COLOR,AND CYCADS FOR TEXTURE
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron...I'm sure it's going to look good. You have a wide range of colors to mix together. The one thing I found out while planting a mass grouping, be careful not to put a small, slow growing variety next to larger leaf, fast growing one. It will get buried from no light, and the faster growing one will crowd it out. Other than that, go at it! The possibilities of new seedlings will be endless!!!
     
  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Mike, That is also my plans for my lower garden that can be viewed from across the lake. I think that like colors together will give a greater color impact viewed from the upper bank.
     
  6. koki

    koki Active Member

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    Good to get them in the ground. They can always be moved later!
     
  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I have begun collecting the yellows and greens for the yellow and green area for a spring planting. It is a mixture of plants for texture, but this area will have lots of crotons and will be located next to the black area.
     

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