Crotons for auction

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Bullwinkle, Apr 10, 2013.

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  1. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    It is a little early but since I start my move this weekend I wanted to go ahead and get these posted before things get crazy.First is a big leafed unknown,then a big Embassy in the middle with General Marshall on the right.
     

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  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Next we have Glorioso Superbum,Judy's Beauty and Bermuda Red.
     

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  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Next we have Daybreak,a big Tortoiseshell and Red Herringbone.
     

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  4. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Last we have Rocio and Challenger.Challenger just flushed a bunch of new green growth that will turn red over time.
     

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  5. bahadawn

    bahadawn Active Member

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    Very nice, Mike. Looking forward to bidding on these beauties. I just potted up my very first air layers this weekend. I'll try to photograph, ID and post to this thread later.

    Just viewed the Flamingo Gardens website, and it looks like a lovely place to visit. I did not know it's also a wildlife sanctuary. I'm hoping to bring some of my youngster family members to enjoy the gardens and wildlife while the auction is going on, and hopefully make a nice day of it. It seems like a great idea to have the get together here!

    I'm curious to know if anyone may be bringing any of these plants: Dr. Frank Brown, Mona Lisa or Ram's Horn? ;)
     
  6. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Me too, Mike! I see some I definitely need.:eek:

    Ana
     
  7. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    I've got at least 75 air layers on various crotons but doubt if any will be ready, so some leftovers:
    2 ea 3 gal Col Gilbert Cutler
    1 3 gal Victoria Goldbell
    1 3 gal Madame Butterfly
    1 3 gal Caution Light or Yellow Duke of Windsor
    1 3 gal Fishbone if anyone is interested.
    A nice air layer of pink Eburnum for Bullwinkle

    Pics are verrry slow to upload now so will try later.
     

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  8. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    I have a few left from last year, hope the pictures work out.:cool:
     

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  9. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Nice plants Phil and Lamar,We should have a great auction.
     
  10. Moose

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    Red Herringbone ? Not Red Fishbone Mike ? :confused:

    Hmmmmm, that is one not found in the Moose Land ;)
     

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  11. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    They are probably the same plant,I doubt there is much difference between them.I think there was a thread that mentioned some small difference??I got mine as Herringbone so I kept the name the same.


     
  12. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Phil, I would be interested in the fishbone and the madame butterfly if it's not too much trouble to bring them.:cool:
     
  13. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    I'll load them in the Queen Mary for the tripover
     
  14. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Nice stuff. Lamar I see a nice Juliette Delarue and Van Buren in the photos. Neither is discussed here much and both are great plants.

    Once upon a time, I had a nice Herringbone.
     
  15. Kipjanet

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    Nice stuff Lamar I'll bring extra money this time
     
  16. Kipjanet

    Kipjanet Active Member

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    It would be nice if someone had a Challenger to bring to bring to the auction.Thanks
     
  17. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Phil,did you manage to get a layer on your Cornelius Halgrim,I am sure that would be a highlight for the auction.


     
  18. Phil Stager

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    Mike -
    there's an air layer cooking on CH now but doubt if it will be ready. The one from last year is going in the ground shortly to replace a Rainbow Starlight (great name, mediocre croton)
     
  19. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Ok,check it before you leave,if it looks even partially ready it would be great if it made the trip .

     
  20. Phil Stager

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    Just checked it; only a few roots about 1/8" - 1/4" long. patience grasshopper....
     
  21. Jeff Searle

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    Man, I see some very interesting varieties! Some I'm interested in too. I think the bidding could get out of control....'off the chain"!!! I'll try to get a list together on what I'll be bringing. Pretty much count on seeing a few different ones that were NOT offered recently at my sale last month.
     
  22. Moose

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    Jeff - you got that fancy camera for X-mas, how about some pre-auction photos getting posted? :eek:
     
  23. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Moose,what varieties are you bringing to the auction. Inquiring minds want to know :)

     
  24. Moose

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    Mike - just a few - nothing mind blowing. My focus has been to take care of what I have in the ground and get more planted. Easier to maintain in the ground. I've also have put down 18 pick-up truck loads of mulch since Dec. 15th. Unfortunately I need more mulch. No irrigation system in the Moose Land, therefore hand watering is my practice. Almost all air layers from last year are gone - too much to take care of. There are 198 different varieties in the ground - most looking pretty decent.

    Air layers will eventually be made on a limited basis. I want my crotons to acentuate my life, not to consume it.
     
  25. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    "I want my crotons to accentuate my life, not to consume it" :rolleyes: A little late to think about Ron, don't ya think???
     
  26. palmisland

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    I have a few ready in pots & I'll probably cut off my rooted air layers that morning. It's too late to pot them up.
     
  27. Marie Nock

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    I'll be bringing an Orange Mona Lisa? and a Milky Way. I can bring a Tiger Eye if anyone is interested.
     
  28. Phil Stager

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    The west coast contingent will be voyaging over in Perry's Sealand cargo ship aka pickup truck instead of the Queen Mary so we'll be bringing more plants:
    2 - 3 gal Col Gilbert Cutler
    1 - 3 gal Caution Light
    1 - 3 gal Madame Butterfly
    1 - 3 gal Interuptum
    1 - 3 gal Fishbone
    1 - 1 gal Piecrust
    1 - 3 gal Victoria Goldbell
    1 - 1 gal Claude Lorraine
     
  29. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Marie's Orange Mona Lisa and Phil's Caution Light will be a welcome addition to my garden .I will need to have a word with the auctioneer before the bidding starts :)

     
  30. Jeff Searle

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    AND...a 5 spot. Lol!
     
  31. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Word has it, we might have a guest or two coming up from Key West. Yes, Key West!!! This is shaping up to be a nice crowd.
     
  32. Perry Edge

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    I may have one or two, rather small ones. Will check tomorrow and bring one if available. Also bringing a couple of Gonzalez, two Helen Edges and possibly a few others as well.
     
  33. Moose

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    Went through the container ranch this morning. Pulled 9 plants that look OK. But I am also bringing a bunch of three gallon containers (non-croton) that I am sure will draw alot of attention at the Auction. Spent all morning preparing the material. :p
     

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  34. Moose

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    Went through the container ranch this morning. Pulled 9 plants that look OK. But I am also bringing a bunch of three gallon containers (non-croton) that I am sure will draw alot of attention at the Auction. Spent all morning preparing the material. :p
     
  35. kwtimo

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    That's right Jeff, I am already up here and looking forward to meeting some new plant lovers. I couldn't lore Danny or Andre to go though. Their loss!
     

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