Croton Tour April??

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Bullwinkle, Feb 15, 2014.

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  1. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Ana you and I are in the same position as my house is also available but Lamar and I had always looked at Nov 2014 to give my plants a little more time to grow as they have only been in the ground around 10 months or so and I need one more growing season to get them worthwhile.It is hard to volunteer people gardens as we have no knowledge as to what is going on in peoples lives at any given time.We can always meet a botanical garden somewhere with a couple of garden tours if
    it can be worked out.Pinecrest is still an option but I am unsure if the West Coast travellers will want to come down just to go to Pinecrest??


     
  2. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Oooooooohhhhhh...... do we have a bite? Ray, I hope I didn't put you on the spot, here. Personally, I've been wanting to see your garden;). You can still back out, buddy. Hey, Miiiiiiikkkkkkeee.....!!!
     
  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Would love to see your garden again Randy,I think the last tour up your way was hurricane affected??



     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I really can't speak for Ray, but Ray just became a VERY proud father to his new, baby little girl! Their first child! I think crotons are nowhere on his mind at the moment.
     
  5. Moose

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    Perry - I would say no to White Gloriosa. It actually looks very similar to one that Phil gave me a few years back. Alas, he had no name for it. Mine looks like it gets considerably more sun exposure than your plant. It is a pretty robust growing cultivar for me.
     
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  6. Moose

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    Unk 2.jpg Unk 3.jpg Here are a couple of close-ups
     
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  7. Moose

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    Unk 4 S.jpg Unk 5 S.jpg Perry - here are a couple of more close-ups on the shadier side
     
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  8. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Congratulations to Ray!!!!!! I know you must be sooo busy.

    Oh my goodness, I must've been having a senior moment. I'm not sure what happened. I meant Randy!!! Yay! I would love to see Randy's. Sorry for my confusion.:confused:

    Oh, I hope it works out.:cool:
     
  9. Moose

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    I'm all in for a tour at Randy's. Not just crotons, lots of rare and unusual plantings. Do we have a date in May? Cigar
     
  10. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    We had picked May 10 but the response has been tepid.Let us see what develops.Pinecrest Gardens is also still an option if the majority prefers??
     
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    Probably reflects about the good old days when he could sleep through the night. LOL :D
     
  12. palmisland

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    May 10th is still Ok here, even if it's a small group.

    Congratulations Ray:)
     
  13. Moose

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    Sounds great to me! I'm there, always a good time sauntering through Randy's Garden. Very shaded and cool too.
     
  14. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    I think I can that day. Need to check for sure, but would absolutely LOVE to see Randy's garden!Woot
     
  15. Moose

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    Anyone else, this is a wonderful garden with surprises wherever you turn. I'm sure that Mike & Lamar are coming. Maybe Randy needs to post a contact no. or e-mail address for all the lurkers who have never registered and can not send PM's.
     
  16. palmisland

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    Anyone can e-mail me randyw@comnetrealty.com & let me know if you can come. I'll try to get an idea of how many an make it. I'm in the Mission Bay area (#441 & Glades) in West Boca Raton. About 5 mins off the Turnpike. I'll talk to Ricky & maybe do a little of both.


    *As always, clippers must be checked at the door. :p
     
  17. palmisland

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    :(I guess no interest. If anyone wants to make an "informal" tour on the 10th, let me know.
     
  18. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Randy I was also trying to get a meeting going but there was not too much interest.I am thinking that we should just wait until the November meeting and hopefully we can get a great turnout.I already have firm confirmations for 3 gardens and possibly a 4th for late October early November.That meeting should be very good as a couple of the gardens are unknown to most collectors with many unique seedlings.I am still willing to meet in May if we can get enough people interested.


     
  19. annafl

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    :(I was so looking forward to seeing Randy's garden and maybe even Ricky's as well. I know there will be other opportunities, though. Randy, thanks for trying to revive the interest in the meeting. I look forward to seeing your garden in the future:).
     
  20. palmisland

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    Ana, you're welcome anytime.
     
  21. annafl

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    Randy, your new avatar is stunning!!! Is that an enhanced photo? I love the artistry.

    Thanks so much for the open invitation. I am hoping to make it down south sometime this spring/summer? Maybe the Tropical and Exotic Plant Society Sale or something. Will have to regroup and think. If I come your way, I will email you to see if you're available to show me your piece of paradise. Thanks again.
     
  22. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Ana, My avatar is an tweaked photo from behind my house. My last one looked like a pink blob.

    Anytime you're in the hood we could hit Ricky's place also. He's only 2 minutes from here.:p
     

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