December Meeting at Glocks

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jim Glock, Nov 5, 2010.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I almost forgot, I have 3 nice Black Beauties in 1 gallons that I started from cuttings, that came from Moose Knuckle ( Ron ). I consider this to still be a pretty rare croton in our collections. If it wasn't for Ron finding this in his neighbor's yard, this variety might have been lost.
     
  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I photographed one in Cozumel back in 2004 (pre Wilma) but didn't know what it was. I showed Bob A. the photo and he immediately identified it.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ray are you certain? Could it have been (pre Barbra Bush) or (pre Colonel Bob Bullock)? LOL :p

    Phil - when did Captain Gilbert Cutler get a promotion in rank to Colonel? :rolleyes: LOL :p

    Ron:)
     
  4. junglegal

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    I really regret that we will not be able to make the trip after all. I can't wait to see pics, hear the IDs coming out & catch up with everyone come spring.
     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Bren,

    You will be missed! Maybe stop by for some desert later in the day?:)
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Wow - top bid for a cutting, $43.00, I was amazed. :eek:
     
  7. ScotTi

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    I am mad. Stuck at home missing the meeting for on call work for nothing.....
     
  8. Moose

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    It is not my intention to torture you Scott but the auction did go on for two hours. That was how many plants were generously donated from everyone. The cultivars available was extensive with scores of unusual hard to finds. Many of which I have never seen before. The Glock's were incredible hosts.

    I donated three different cold hardy palms for the auction that can handle last winters Tampa temps. They were snapped up rather quickly. I know Phil got one and Ray another. I told you to fake the flu! :rolleyes:
     
  9. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Rub it in Ron.
     

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  10. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    OK, we need to see a picture of that one...
     
  11. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    :eek:
    Here ya go.
     

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  12. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Thanks - does it have a name?
     
  13. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    It was a Madame Butterfly with exceptional coloring - very light pastels.
     
  14. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Yes! It's me, Jeff the auctioneer. Lol!!!
     
  15. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Pics anyone,inquiring minds want to see:)
     
  16. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Wait a second...
    so you're not Madame Butterfly?
    :rolleyes:
     
  17. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    How much did Madam Fernand Kohl and Charmer fetch?
     
  18. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    A thanks to the Glock's for a great event.:D I'll post some pics this week.

    Randy
     
  19. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ray,

    I believe the Madame Fernand Kohl went to a good home for either $70 or $75. That was one of my summer air layers and was proud to see it go.:) The Charmer, I can't remember.

    I would also like to thank Judy and Jim for hosting such a nice event. Your garden rocks! We had a beautiful garden to enjoy, great food(thanks to those that brought something), a great turn out of members( and a few non members), and a good selection of plants. Oh, and the weather was perfect. And a special thanks to all that brought some plants and cuttings.
     
  20. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Yes a huge thanks to Jim and Judy for being great hosts.
     
  21. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Here's Judy with a cartload of crotons I brought for everyone to look at and try to identify.
     

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  22. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    First pic....Bob Alonzo and Judy standing under a Corypha umbraculifera.

    Second.....Myself, Bob, Judy and John Banta.
     

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  23. TikiRick

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    Thanks as well Jim and Judy for a great time! I had to run off early due to an office Holiday party...but actually it was because all my pilfered Glock croton cuttings needed to be in water! Many thanks to Jim for being so nearsighted and Judy for being preoccupied! My collection just doubled!!! (all-I'm just joking!)
    Great time!!
     
  24. Jeff Searle

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    One more for now.

    Keith, Lee and myself. And Phil in the front.
     

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  25. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    First picture of Bob, Mark and I looking at some of the crotons that had no known names on them. And trying to come up with something. I brought over 25 different crotons to see if anyone could put a name on them. They have been mysteries up until now. I went home with only two new names, The Clown and one other that I can't remember at the moment.

    Second....Ray and I looking over the real Colonel Bob Bullock. Ray was so confussed with his guess, well you can see the looks on everyone's faces.:)

    The last picture of a group shot, although many people had already left when this picture was taken.
     

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  26. Crotonologist

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    Nice to put a few faces with a few names...
    Thanks for the photos.
     
  27. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I am doing the Glock Mulching-mania thing this last week. The place where I get free mulch has some really good stuff for a change. 5 pick-up truck loads = about 500 bags. I got to shovel it myself, but I saved about $1000 and am recycling as well. Mostly Australian pine, Mahogeny, Avacado and some oak. I am putting it on real heavy to stop the weeds before the rain starts up in June.

    Two more truck loads and I may be done! :rolleyes:
     
  28. Moose

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    If the rumors are true - Jim should be well into a current mulching project ... :rolleyes:
     

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