Croton Party - Saturday, August 25th

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

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Very wet summer, yard is like a swamp. I have recorded a bit over 36" of rain since June 1st on my weather station. Any rain/wind will cause problems. Impossible to do much garden work this summer.
     
  2. Marie Nock

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    Unfortunately Randy, we're going to miss the tour. We just had major tree work done and we need to put the yard back together. Hope to see your garden another time.
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    If Phil makes the trip over, he's taking my Claude Lorraine for Randy and a big Christiana for Ron.
     
  4. Moose

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  5. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Just got back from the meeting.A small group of dedicated crotonheads made it to the meeting.Surprisingly the weather was perfect ,no rain ,overcast and around 80.Both gardens looked great and while there was no auction many free plants were traded and shared.I picked five varieties that i did not have before.I will post pics of my new plants when my son gets back with the camera.Thanks for hosting the party ,it was great :)
     
  6. Bullwinkle

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    New additions from party starting with Raphael and Louis Dupuy in front with Thea,Alley cat and Miami in the back.A close up of Thea.Thea has the deepest pink of any croton I have seen.
     

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  7. koki

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    Rapheal is one of my all time favorites, and Thea is on my aquisition list.
     
  8. Moose

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    Mike - stop photo shopping ... :p
     
  9. Jeff Searle

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    I'm curious, who all showed up?
     
  10. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Ricky,please post a pic of your pastel Dr Frank Brown and your W.F Dreer when the weather gets a bit better.Both of those were fantastic!!Randy a pic of your big leafed unknown (Shirley) would be great.
     
  11. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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  12. Bullwinkle

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    Jeff, Bill was there with 2 guests,also Jerry from treeZoo and a couple other people were there .the weather ended up being almost perfect for August.
     
  13. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    thanks Randy,mine is not quite as big as yours but it simply will not grow :(

     
  14. andy

    andy Active Member

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    I was there ,would like to thank Randy and Ricky for sat. had a great time
    Also like to thank mike for the zulu and tickled pink
     

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  15. Bills

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    Always a treat to enjoy other peoples yards thanks Randy and ricky , jeff i guess you lost a little cash always looking for crotons , Mike was very kind and treating us with some new plants great day for a show , my daughter enjoyed the yards thanks
     
  16. Bullwinkle

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    Andy and Billy you are both welcome.I had a great time also.Looking forward to the next meeting.
     
  17. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to the handful of gardeners who stopped by on Saturday. Special thanks to Mike for the 3 Crotons. As soon as the rain stops tomorrow, they're going in the ground.

    While I'm disappointed that many of you who could have come, didn't, I fully understand your decision based on the storm. We'll try this again sometime, perhaps in the Spring.
     
  18. Bullwinkle

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    Thanks for the crotons Ricky and special thanks for my Thea,I have wanted this one forever.November is not too far away, hurricane season will be done soon.


     

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