Crotons at Naples Botanical Garden

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Marie Nock, Feb 6, 2017.

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  1. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    We made our first visit to Naples Botanical Garden last Friday and here are a few pictures of the crotons we saw there.

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  2. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Some more....

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  3. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    I love Naples Botanical Garden. I try to go once every two years. Granted I love just about all of the botanical gardens in the state. Harry Leu was the first place I started to see a wider variety of crotons in a botanical garden. Not much variety here at McKee in Vero Beach but still a nice place to walk around.
     
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  4. Native son

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    Hey Karl, just thinking do you know anyone at McKee's? If so check with them I could hook them up with several plants if there is any interest. We had field trips to McKee Gardens as a school kid almost every year as a youngster.
     
  5. VeroKarl

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    I had been thinking the same thing about donating plants when I walk through McKee. I will have to see if there is someone I can reach out to. They had some damage from the hurricane, so that was likely the priority, but they do a pretty good job of keeping things neat and clean. The few crotons they have don't look very good, so scale and other pests are probably doing a job on them. I am dealing with some scale outbreaks as well. The constantly changing temperatures and lack of rain are probably stressing the plants out. I think I may have waited too long between spraying and may have skipped over some of the plants that looked clean at the time. Love crotons, but hate scale. Thanks, Karl.
     
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  6. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Marie, they are beautiful! It always amazes me how much greener and more robust things are in Naples than here. A few degrees makes so much difference. Thanks so much for posting. Have to get down there and see the gardens sometime.
     

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