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Croton Society Meeting Saturday, May 14th

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Feb 8, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I have organized a croton society meeting for Saturday, May 14, 2011. It will be in Hollywood, FL at Waykoolplantz (Mike's) garden. Mike has a very nice garden with many other plantings beides his impressive croton collection. Please PM me with your e-mail address for details. It is anticipated that this will be a very well attended event, please RSVP so we can make appropriate accommodations.

    BBQ'd chicken for lunch, we are asking that members to please bring a side dish.

    Please mark your calendars for our first meeting of 2011!

    Ron. :)
     
  2. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Moose - While it's way too far out in the future for me to say absolutely that I'll be there, if I'm coming, you can count on a big pot of Boca Boys Baked Beans.
     
  3. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Nices, i'll be there.
     
  4. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I'll go, as long as the host doesn't out-bid me at the auction.:D
     
  5. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Moose,

    PM me with info about surrounding hotels. This is going to be a great event! Thanks for organizing it and a big thanks to Mike for opening up his gardens to us!
     
  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Let me check my calender.....:cool:
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Randy - LOL No problem, I will just get some cuttings from you in a couple of years. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    I'll be there!

    Phil
     
  9. Jim Glock

    Jim Glock Active Member

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    Unless we are both in the hospital with broken legs, Judy and I will be there. I can't think of a more perfect site for a croton meeting. For thoes of you who have never been to Mike's garden, you are in for a special treat. Not only is the garden a fantastic slice a paradise that Mike has created, I cannot think of a more gracious host than Mike Harris. And having an "Event Planner" like the Moose, this will be a hit. It is on my calender with a big circle around it.
     
  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ok, and not to mention the 100 plus year old oak trees on his property, huge Corypha palms, a nice collection of Dypsis from Madagascar, and...must I say more?
    Jeff
     
  11. jeff thomas

    jeff thomas Banned

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    Hello, Mr.Moose Knuckle
    I am new to the site and came across the meeting,I guess my question is how does one go about becoming a member? I would enjoy seeing some landscapes with all the crotons that I have seen on the site.Can one become a member in time for the meeting? anyways, thanks for you time and any info would be a great help.
    sincerly, Jeff
     
  12. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Hi Jeff,

    Show up and become a member on spot! You can't beat the price. You'll get Dr. Brown's book at a steal and crotons at auction if you choose to participate. Can't beat the bang for the buck at these happenings. My collection doubled from last fall's meeting & I didn't have to break the bank. Some bring cuttings willing to share freely. We have the auction in order to keep the society afloat. Great fun!

    Please join us! By the way, how did you stumble upon this site?
     
  13. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    For Jeff Thomas: You do not have to be a member of the Croton Society to attend.
    However, you are encouraged to join since the cost of one year's membership covers the discount you get on Dr. Brown's book - it's a win/win deal.
     
  14. waykoolplantz

    waykoolplantz Active Member

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    The closest hotels are

    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Pembroke Pines - Sheridan (about 5 miles)

    Hard Rock Hotel (about 5.5 miles)

    Renaissance Fort Lauderdale-Plantation Hotel (about 6.5 miles)
     
  15. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    A membership application can be printed from the Croton Society website:
    http://www.crotons.org/
    It's a real deal, as you get the book Crotons of the World for only $20 USD - I was getting ready to order the book from somewhere else for at least double that when I stumbled across the Croton Society deal - membership is only $25 USD ($35 if international membership)...
    The book has the best collection of croton photos that you'll find anywhere, plus lots of interesting historical information about crotons.
    BTW Amazon only wants 75 bucks for the book, more if it's used:
    http://www.amazon.com/Codiaeum-Encyclopedia-Crotons-World/dp/B0006PGEY0
     
  16. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The moose has had some computer issues that are still unresolved. I have done some descriminate trimming of some of my crotons. I spent Valentine's Day getting these cuttings situated in a mist house. If all goes well, I am hoping to have at least 30+ varieties well rooted for the meeting. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    That's very generous of you, this is why the Croton Society meetings and garden tours are truly the best thing going.:)
     
  18. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    We have seperate Croton and Palm Tours scheduled for Mike's garden. We are working on putting together an air layer demonstration. Lunch and huge auction to follow and ...

    PM (Private Message) me for further information.

    Ron. :)
     
  19. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Here is a partial list of cultivars I took cuttings of and are in the mist house. Hopefully they will take and will be worthy to make it to the auction. :)

    Corkscrew
    Dayspring
    Christian's Landscape
    Baron Rothschild
    Multicolor (aka Cobra Head)
    Robert Lavalois
    Davis #1
    Reliant
    Dr. Frank Brown
    Volutum (Ram's Horn)
    Fishbone
    Ovalifolium (Black Prince?)
    Queen Victoria
    Pride of Winter Haven
    Van Buren
    Eburneum
    Pink Eburneum
    .......
     
  20. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Should make for a good auction.:)
     
  21. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    :)Some more cuttings in the mist house... all look like they are going to take so far.

    Kentucky
    Jungle Queen
    Baron le Compt'e
    Charmer
    Miami Beauty
    McAdoo
    Carmen Christian
    Majesticum ?
     
  22. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jim Glock has volunteered to do the air layering demonstration with Judy assisting. Thanks to to Glocks and their involvement with the Croton Society! :cool:


     
  23. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Here is the remaining list of cuttings I have going in the mist house for the auction table at the meeting/garden tour. They have now been in the mist house for 22 days. Hopefully they are sprouting some nice roots by now.

    Christmas
    Revelation
    Willian Jennings Bryan
    Wooten Beauty
    Pie Crust
    Charles Rutherford
    Rembrandt



    :)
     
  24. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The moose just finished potting up bromeliad pups for the auction table. I think are auctioneer is going to get worn out. :rolleyes:
     
  25. Melbourne Mike

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  26. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Melbourne Mike, I private messaged you the itenerary and directions. Check your messages.

    I spoke to Bob Alonzo yesterday. He is trying to attend but can not commit. Bob's uncle is ailing and Bob takes it one day at a time. Hopefully he will make it. :)
     
  27. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Two weeks to go and counting....

    Andrea and I will be going, who else will be attending? I got the announcement from the Society this week and it sounds like a day long, full of activities meeting. Starting off with a 9:00am breakfast for those that want an early start.:) I have a feeling the auction will include lots of goodies. See you all there.
    Jeff
     
  28. fawnridge

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    I will be there with a few interesting plants for the auction.
     
  29. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Well, I thought it was in the works but may have the in-laws in town that weekend. I'll know for sure by the end of the weekend.
     
  30. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    We're driving down. I don"t have any crotons for auction but I'll be supporting the society by buying.
     
  31. Moose

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    Ray - just excuse yourself and step out for some Cafe con Leche, on Calle Ocho ... :rolleyes:
     
  32. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Can you imagine if all 1000+ people that have viewed this thread show up?
     
  33. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Overflow parking would be at Brian Piccolo Park to the south if that many showed up. We are requesting that side dishes be brought by attendees for our scrumptious mid-day feast. :cool:

    Wear bright colored clothes, Ryan (Palmarum) is going to take a ton of pictures. ;)
     
  34. waykoolplantz

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    with a bit of forethought...we might have gotten croton event T shirts.
     
  35. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Great idea Mike!

    It's official, I will be absent. The in-laws will be in town that weekend. I pass the self professed croton expert baton to Rob.
     
  36. Bullwinkle

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    With my inlaws in town, that would be a reason for me to go away :):)


     
  37. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    I will be there. I will be bringing some interesting cuttings...like my unidentified yellow croton that I've nicknamed "Easter" and 'Duncan' for the auction. I may also have a tortise shell or two!
     
  38. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Its next Saturday ... :cool:
     
  39. Moose

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    Did a little pre-tour yesterday while setting up logistics for the meeting. Here is a list (allow for my untrained croton eye please) of cultivars to be seen for those who attend next Saturday:

    Acubefolium
    AFD #7 (Fantasia)
    America
    Andreanum (Canned Sunshine)
    Appendiculatum
    Applause
    Arrowhead
    Aureo Maculatum (Gold Dust)
    Baron Rothschild
    Batik (Red)
    Benjamin Franklin
    Black Thai
    Bogoriensis
    Bravo
    Buddy (Edwin Lonsdale???)
    Candycane
    Captain Gilbert Cutler
    Carmen Christian
    Caribbean Star
    Catherine Gephart
    Charles Rutherford
    Charmer
    Christian's Landscape
    Christmas
    Colocasia Motito ???
    Commotion
    Compte' de Germiny
    Congo
    Coppinger Hybrid
    Coral Shower
    Corot
    Davis Hybrid
    Dayspring
    Doctor Frank Brown
    Doctor Lin Yu Tang
    Dr. Suesse (Green Eggs & Ham)
    Dreadlocks
    Duke of Windsor
    Duncan Macaw
    Earlscourt
    Eburneum
    Eleanor Fischer (One looks exceptional!)
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Embassy
    Ethel Craig
    Excalibur X Rocio
    Excellent
    Excurrens
    Fishbone
    Franklin Roosevelt
    Freckles
    Fred Sanders
    General Lawrence
    General MacArthur
    General Marshall
    General Paget
    Gloriosa Superba
    Goldfinger
    Harvest Moon
    Her Highness
    Honeycomb
    Hot & Steamy
    Irene Kingsley
    Irresistable
    Jean Francis Fascell
    Johanna Coppinger
    Johannis (looks like Goldilocks???)
    John Bender
    Jungle Queen
    Kentucky
    Lemon & Lime
    Leopardia
    Lord Bellhaven
    Lucia
    Louis Dupuy
    MacArthurii
    Madame Butterfly
    Madam Fernand Kohl
    Magnificient
    Majesticum
    Mammie
    Maximum
    Mons Florin
    Mrs. Iceton
    Mrs. Snyder's Disraeli
    Multicolor (Cobra Head)
    Nestor (large one at rear of property in heavy shade has outstanding colors and large leaves)
    Norman Rockell (looks like Rembrandt)
    Norma
    Ovalifolium
    Pappey
    Peace
    Picasso's Paintbrush (Pele's Fire)
    Piecrust (sy. Mortimer, sy. Undulatum)
    Pink Eburneum
    Pinocchio
    Polychrome
    Porter's Pink Veitchii
    President Eisenhower
    President Reagan
    Pride of Winter Haven
    Punctatum
    Purity
    Queen Elizabeth
    Ram's Horn (sy. Volutum)
    Raphael
    Raja
    Rheedii #1
    Rheedii #3
    Red Quill
    Red Spider (hopefully not mites, LOL! :))
    Revolution
    Rex
    Robert Halgrim
    Robert Lavolois
    Rooster Tail
    Rudy Bachman
    Satan
    Scarecrow (now recognized as Heaven)
    South Pacific
    Stain Glass
    Stewartii
    Stoplight
    Sunny Star
    Sweet Marie
    Sybil Griffin
    Tamara
    Thanksgiving
    Thomas Edison
    Tortoise Shell
    Victoria's Gold Bell
    Victoria's Gold Bell - Pink Form
    Wilma
    Wizard
    Wooton Beauty
    Yellow Banana - Dwarf
    Yellow Johanna Coppinger
    Yellow Mammie
    Yellow Mrs. Iceton
    Yellow Petra
    Zaradroga
    #54 (Unnamed cultivar that J. Searle is cultivating)


    If this list does not intrigue, check yourself for a pulse ... :eek:

    Don't forget, Bagels, muffins, juice, coffee ... 9:00 am for the early birds. :)
     
  40. Moose

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    Oops, left Fathers Day off the list. :eek:
     

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