Croton Party - Saturday, August 25th

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Jun 13, 2012.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Ricky's Garden - Boca Raton

    10am - Come on in and bring your plants, your friends, and a side dish, dessert, or beverage. Please let me know what you are bringing in terms of food so we can avoid duplications. I will be cooking pulled pork.
    11am (plus or minus) - Air Layer demo and/or hopefully a speaker from Lesco about fertilizer.
    Noon - Barbecue lunch on the patio.
    1pm - Live Auction

    After the auction, there will be a caravan of cars going to visit Randy's garden (less than 3 miles away)

    Because this is a gated community, you'll need a pass to get in. You can get a pass by sending me an email - rickyg at fawnridge dot com. That email will also include a map and directions to get here.
     
  2. bahadawn

    bahadawn Active Member

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    Thanks! I am looking forward to another great croton get together. Also, very interested in the air layer demo, as I'm just delving into this myself. Since my plants are pretty new, I don't have too much to work with. Did two experiments and one seems to have done ok, and the other - not so much.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Gotta get the Miami Dade contingent together. Perhaps Kip, Chris and I can share a ride to split gas costs. :) I gotta see Ricky's garden after a mild winter. Things should be cranking. Randy has a very unusual and well grown collection. :cool:
     
  4. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Moose - you're gonna be surprised at how much things have changed and grown. I've cleaned out a lot of underbrush in some areas and made room for a few more Crotons.
     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    What new crotons can we expect to see on this go-around?
     
  6. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    There are at least a dozen new ones without names and another dozen or so that do, that have been added over the past year or two. Rembrandt, Reubens, Mosaic, are just a few of the new ones. Still small, but they'll catch up to the old timers.
     
  7. waykoolplantz

    waykoolplantz Active Member

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    Since seeing the air layering demo at first croton mtg here...Greg n DeDe are some air-layering fools.
     
  8. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Jeez folks, I know this is two months away, but I've only had one email for directions/gate pass.
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Relax Ricky. You've been our host so many times that you should know that people wait until the week of. Usually just a couple of days prior. :D

    Hey I'm trying to get a Miami-Dade contingent together. You know plant people, its easier to herd cats ... LOL :rolleyes:

    You know Bahadawn will show up with her group. She swore off the SUV (not enough room) - only the van goes to croton tours now. ;)

     
  10. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have the old Croton Society email list? I'd like to do a mailing to those folks who don't participate in this forum, inviting them to join the party.
     
  11. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I have the Nov 11, 2010 newsletter with 49 e-mail addresses attached. I'll get them to you as soon as I can figure out how to transfer them to you. I use a MAC, anyone know how???
     
  12. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Contact Connie, the secretary/treasurer for the Croton Scoiety.
     
  13. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have Connie's email address? I know she was on the forum for a while, but I can't find any way to contact her through it.
     
  14. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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  15. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    I can fax/email a list to you.
     
  16. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Rick - That would be great. I just sent an email to Connie from the link above. But just in case she doesn't respond, please send me what you've got. Thanks.
     
  17. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Hmmmm - I wonder how many plants I should bring for the auction ? :confused:
     
  18. bahadawn

    bahadawn Active Member

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    many, please...
     
  19. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    I'm already building inventory. There four 3-gallon cans of Alley Cat and one 7-gallon with three plants in it. A huge Rudy Bachmann in a 7-gallon can, also three plants, and a smaller one in a 3-gallon can. A couple of Thea and a few odd pieces that will be ready to go in the ground.

    Remember, you need to email me rickyg at fawnridge dot com to get directions and a gate pass!
     
  20. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    My list might change but for right now I plan on bringing a Joe Friday,Thai Hybrid,A very nice Unknown,General Marshall,Daybreak and a big,big Inca(not as big as the one that sold at mike's auction but close)
     
  21. bahadawn

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    Oh my goodness - the hysteria is setting in...
     
  22. bahadawn

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    Curious to know if there are any "Dr. Frank Brown" crotons that may appear at the auction?
     
  23. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    I'll hack off a piece of mine that's hanging over a pathway and throw it in the mistbed for you right now.
     
  24. Moose

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    Ricky - you gotta tour coming up. Stop hacking off croton branches and get some real chemicals to treat your scale.

    Orgaincide? Hey you can have my 7 year old quart. Used it to treat palm aphids. Aphids laughed at it, oil burn't the crap out of my fronds. If you have to go organic, go buy some lacewing eggs or larvae.
     
  25. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Moose - I've had great results with Organicide. But I'll bet your 7-year-old quart is useless now. And I can cut and you'll never even know it!
     
  26. Moose

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    There is a distinct possibility that one may be making an appearance. :rolleyes:
     
  27. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Awfully quiet on this party. Looks like there's just going to be four of us eating all that barbecue.
     
  28. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    You better have alot of BBQ ready,there will be alot more than 4 people there.A few collectors who are not computer savy have already confirmed to me that they will be coming.They will contact you as we get closer to the date.
     
  29. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    I'm ready to feed an army. Bring 'em on!
     
  30. Jeff Searle

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    Hey Ricky,

    As far as I can see, I will be coming up. I'll ask Rob, maybe Travis, and maybe even Ryan. As we get closer, I'll confirm.
     
  31. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Jeff - Good, great! Bring the whole gang. I've sent an invite by regular mail to David McLean. Still haven't seen the email list from Connie, though.
     
  32. Moose

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    Ricky - could we do Randy's garden before the auction? :confused: I have a concern about leaving my new plants in my vehicle in the August afternoon sun. I think most folks are anxious to get their newly acquired crotons home. :p
     
  33. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    That's fine. Why don't we do 10:00 - 11:00ish at my place then Ricky's. Works for me.
     
  34. waykoolplantz

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    Even grilled veggies ?
     
  35. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Ricky says "Veggies are what food eats" :D I'll have my wife make you some.
     
  36. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Okay. 10am at Randy's and then head over here. I'd like to have everyone here by 11am.
     
  37. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Any west coasters coming over?
     
  38. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I'm near Glades Rd & #441 in West Boca Raton. Ricky is only 2.2 miles away. You can E-mail me at randyw@comnetrealty.com & Ill send you the address & set you up with the gate. You can come by any time after 9:00ish if you want some coffee. :rolleyes:

    -Randy
     
  39. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Any where from 1 to 4 in the Queen Mary. Less people- more crotons; more people - less crotons. i've a got a probable definite, a probable maybe, and another plain old maybe. ...and all weather dependent.
     
  40. Jim Glock

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    Judy and I will be coming over from the swamp in Fort Myers. I have a yard full of ducks and birds. I sprayed all of Judy's crotons last Saturday only to have it pour tem minutes after I had finished. Not a cloud in the sky when I started. Summertime

    Ricky will you e-mail us at jglock1@comcast.net and let us know how to sneak by the guards:)

    I am coming hungry. They may have to use a bigger plane to get me to Thailand.
     

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