Croton Snobbery

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Sep 9, 2013.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    A confession here: Across the street from where I work, the neighbor was redoing the center garden bed of his circular drive. He planted a Phoenix roebelenii in the center with a row of one gallon Petras along the sidewalk. The evil croton snob feelings came to the surface. "what a fantastic area, and look at the Home Depot cheap crap he put in. Well its been almost a year and I must admit, the Petras look outstanding.
     

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  2. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Are you stealth feeding them? :rolleyes:
     
  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong at all with Petra - other than it is drop dead common. Educating people that lack enthusiasm for plants is difficult and challenging at best. At least he keeps the place presentable.
     
  4. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Phil it is all good, I moved some 30 feet into my neighbors lawn. I explained there S.W. desert motif needed a little color. :eek:
     
  5. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Speaking about Petra,anyone who is coming to the auction that has a really nice Petra,I will be a buyer,When I moved I did not bring many of the common varieties with me and I am looking for a nice big colorful Petra.Not a Home Depot special ,I want a really nice one :)
     
  6. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Petra can be really nice if planted in a location that is barley kissed by sun. I do not like Petra that is planted in sun locations. These are only kissed by the sun as the sun sits in the western sky.
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  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    No sun hits these 2 Petras growing in deep shade.
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  8. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Wow,very nice


     
  9. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    The great summer color on the ever so popular Petra. Img_5786.jpg Img_5788.jpg Img_5789.jpg Img_5790.jpg Img_5791.jpg
     
  10. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Now if those crotons had almost any other name other than Petra, we'd all be ooooing and aaawing about the great color on them.
     

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