Croton Party - Saturday, November 17, 2012

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Sep 28, 2012.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Start at Randy's House (palmisland) at around 10am.
    Migrate to Ricky's House (fawnridge) at around 11am.
    Barbecue lunch at around 12:30pm.
    Auction at around 1:30pm.

    Send Ricky an email - rickyg@fawnridge.com - to request a gate pass and directions.

    All times are approximate, no rush.

    To start off the plant parade:
    1. Alley Cat in a 7-gallon can - reserve of $50
    2. Yellow Multicolor aka Fishhook - 3 plants in a 1-gallon can
    3. Unknown that might be the same as Moose's Grandma or it might be Suzi Silverado or it might be something else - 1-gallon can
    4. Glen Roof in a 1-gallon can
     

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  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Wx permitting, I'll load the Queen Mary again and bring along whatever I pictured before.
     
  3. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Phil - I have a huge Alley Cat in a 3-gallon can for you.
     
  4. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Bumping this back to page 1. Hope everyone is coming!
     
  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Just a reminder...
     
  6. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    What's everyone bringing for the auction??? So far I'm bringing 2 rare copies of Dr Brown's croton bible, brand new!:p
     

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  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Randy, what makes this book rare, is it out of print now? Now, if it's out of print AND has B. Frank's autograph , that's saying something.
     
  8. waykoolplantz

    waykoolplantz Active Member

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    Won't miss it this time
     
  9. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Only one clopy available on ABE - at 99.95 + 4.00 shipping!
     
  10. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    ...and same price on Amazon.
     
  11. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    It's rare because the starting bid is only $10 & no, nobody scribbled on them yet.:D
     
  12. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    The original retail price was $39.95 (still have my sales receipt from Selby Gardens in 1996.)
     
  13. andy

    andy Active Member

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    This book is still readily available for 31.00 - 39.99 locally
     
  14. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I may just keep one, my original one is just about worn out. Even some of the pages are stuck together.:rolleyes:
     
  15. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Loaned to Ricky? :confused:
     
  16. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    With ten days to go, it seems like there's only a handful of people coming. I'd hate to get skunked twice. If you are coming, please post here. Thanks.
     
  17. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Reconfirming - at least two in the Queen Mary with a load of crotons.
     
  18. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    I plan on coming, and possibly grabbing a few friends to come along as well.
     
  19. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Here's a link to the directions. The guard at the gatehouse will let you in as long as you say you are here for the Croton Party at Ricky Ginsburg's house and you tip him a 5-spot. Okay, I'm just kidding about the money. Save it to buy plants.
     
  20. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Hope to be there,if I am not travelling I will be there for sure.
     
  21. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Come to my house any time after 9:00. I'll P.M. everyone with directions when I return to the states (I'm in Costa Rica:p) & I'll have printed directions to Ricky's from my house. Ricky is only 2.2 miles away.
     
  22. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I plan on coming, maybe I can drag another body or two. Just recently spoke to the Glocks ( the Glock Estates of Fort Myers, that is...), and they both said they would probably be coming over. Maybe they can personally come on and confirm this.
     
  23. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    My flight gets back into Miami around 9.50 am,so I should be able to be home by 11.00 and up to Ricky's by around 12.00 or so.I will see if I can rustle up a friend to come along.
     
  24. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Oooooooh..........It's this Saturday!:eek: Who's coming???? Who needs directions to my house (I'll have directions to Ricky's from here) & I'll need names for the gate. Send me a message.
     
  25. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Randy -
    If I leave here at 6am, should be at your place by 9:30am with Perry Edge. Tell the gate guard to be on the lookout for a big old Lincoln full of crotons.
    Phil
     
  26. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Directions to Randy's-

    From I95 or the Turnpike, exit Glades Road to go West. Around 2 miles past the Turnpike you'll cross over US441/SR7. Continue west on Glades just about 1/2 a mile to the next traffic light at Cain Boulevard. Go right on Cain to "Boca Isles South" on the left. Your name is at the gate. When your in, take a left & then 1st left at Palm Island. It's the last house on the 1st right corner. Just come on in through the bamboo arch.

    If you're lost call me- Randy Wiesner cell (954) 292-3095 home (561) 482-9574
    20051 Palm Island Dr
    Boca Raton, Fl, 33498

    PM me with your names for the gate or have the guard call me:cool:
     
  27. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Hmmmm - no mention of Boca Baked Beans? :confused:
     
  28. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm - no mention of Moose coming?
     
  29. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to say, I might be unable to attend the meeting this saturday. I most likely will be spending a good part of the day and all night with the Fort lauderdale Police Department. I should know by today, or the latest by friday. Sorry guys....
     
  30. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Ron,
    I sent you a PM yesterday...did you get it? Brenda & I are driving up to the mainland early Friday morning. Would love to see your place if your going to be around...probaby noonish.
    Jerry
     
  31. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Night patrol?
     
  32. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The Boca Baked Beans are a Moose aphrodiziac whose attractant properties can not be resisted ... :rolleyes:
     
  33. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Hmmmm - night patrol in old Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods, in a squad car with cutters and plastic bags. :rolleyes:

    Brilliant! ;)
     
  34. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    PM replied to :eek:
     
  35. Judy Glock

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    Jim and I will be coming over on Saturday!
     
  36. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Well......now you know where the expression, "midnight gardening" comes from.Lol! If I can leave the zone, maybe I'll go look for my old friend, D.B. Ha Ha.
     
  37. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Well, now that Judy and Jim are coming, Boca Boys Baked Beans will be required!
     
  38. Bills

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    andy and bill will be down, jeff if you want to invite db I can send you his number ha ha
     
  39. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Nah, it's not neccessary, you'd be surprise how easy it is to find somebody while out driving around.

    I hope you all have a great time, sounds like a decent size crowd showing up. Maybe some pictures later?
     
  40. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jeff - I guess I don't need to pack the picnic basket then ... :rolleyes:

    What are we going to do for an auctioneer? :confused:

    I got a few plants pulled to be loaded in the truck tomorrow morning for the trip to Boca.
     

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