Fall 2016 croton meeting/auction

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  1. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    I hope all of you are starting to think about the coming fall meeting/auction/tour. It's my turn to have it here in our Sarasota garden! I thought it would be nice to start thinking about dates. After looking at the calendar, I've realized it's a very busy time of year. The Searle Sale is held the first two weeks of October, I think. I have a couple of commitments the following two weekends. I'm thinking I can do it any of the following three Saturdays, and wanted to get input on which would be the best for the majority of those coming. The dates are October 29th, November 5th and November 12th. I really hope there will be a good turnout. Believe me, I know it's a long trip, but worth it to see friends, have a nice day and get a few crotons! Let's see what weekend is the best. Thanks.
     
  2. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ana,
    Oct. 29 or Nov. 5 work for us. The Ramble at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is Nov. 11. 12 and 13 so that weekend is already committed. Probably for Marnie and Jose as well. Sometimes Jeff sells there too Mark Peters does too but he doesn't always come to croton gatherings. I'm glad you're starting to plan now. Calendars have a way of filling up quickly.

    Can't wait to see your garden,
    Best,
    Marie
     
  3. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Hi Marie,
    So glad you let me know about The Ramble. Yes, definitely the 12th is out then. Glad the other dates work for you. Let's think about October 29th and November 5th then. I'm so happy you and Steve will come!
     
  4. Phil Stager

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    Oct 29 is a bit better than Nov 5, but both dates work for me. Looking forward to another visit.
     
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  5. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Great, Phil!
     
  6. Native son

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    With Halloween we might lean towards Nov 5 Just a thought.
     
  7. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Oct 29th is better for me.I am in Washington DC on the Nov 5th.
     
  8. Jeff Searle

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    I'll just go with the wind.......
     
  9. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks for weighing in, Lamar, Mike and Jeff.
     
  10. Emmylou

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    We are available for either date (Oct. 29 or Nov.5). Look forward to seeing your garden. Marnie
     
  11. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Great, Marnie!
     
  12. bahadawn

    bahadawn Active Member

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    Hi to all of the croton friends here... :D

    I have missed participating in the various plant shows, get togethers, sales, etc. of late, and so I'm excited to learn of the upcoming sale/auction/tour at Anna's on the west coast. Thanks for agreeing to host, Anna! Yay!!! I'm truly looking forward to attending the tour, and hopefully some of the other upcoming events at Fairchild and Searles.

    Leslie
     
  13. Pix

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    Hi Ana! I never forgot about your invitation! It keeps me going. I spent my summer in my yard and in the therapy for my tennis elbow (i.e., "garden" elbow). They say I may never recover if I do not stop doing what I am doing :( I ended up getting some landscaping help but I didn't stop. My garden is shaped now, and I can accommodate more plants.
    I am really looking forward to the auction and seeing your beautiful garden for inspiration! I will come any date, rain or shine :)

    I also want to say hello to all of you and I am looking forward to seeing (or meeting) you all!
     
  14. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Oh, that's great, Leslie and Pix. I'm glad I posted, because now I'm getting excited (and nervous) about having everyone over. I just hope I can get the garden mulched in time. We depend on a tree company to bring us chipped mulch, so we are at their mercy. Keeping fingers crossed.
     
  15. Native son

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    Good Morning meeting goers. image.jpg
     
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  16. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Your garden is looking gorgeous, Lamar! Hey, you've been quiet. Are you coming up to the auction?
     
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  17. Native son

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    Yes, if the good Lords willing and the creek ont rise. ( That's an old Florida country saying. ) Your pictures look wonderful it would be an awful disappoint not to get to see it first hand.
     
  18. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    I like that saying. Well, great!
     
  19. Native son

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    Good morning all, I have a couple airlayers of this plant Lady Claire I think. Just want ID help. If you agree please respond or help with another name. Plz image.jpeg
     
  20. Bullwinkle

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    Looks like Lady Claire to me.
     
  21. keith

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    So, what day did you decide on Ana?
     
  22. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Well, I was waiting to see if there were any more responders, but I can't imagine a meeting/auction without Mike Woolery, so let's say October 29th! Keith, are you finally going to come visit our garden? Please?
     
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  23. Native son

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    Good 10/29/16 rite. Let's start talking about possible plants we can share , maybe special wants, if that is appropriate.
     
  24. Bullwinkle

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    I cant wait ,I have a bunch of stuff left over from the meeting that I missed in March.I head up to see my daughter on the morning of the 30th so we will be there.
     
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  25. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Great! Where is your daughter, Mike?
     
  26. Bullwinkle

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    She graduated from UF,Gainesville last December and now works for T.Rowe Price mutual funds in Baltimore,but she is moving from Baltimore over to Washington DC.We are helping her move that weekend.It will increase her drive time to work by about 10 mins or so but she wants to live in DC.My son will also be graduating from Gainesville this December and that will finally end my financial pain :)
     
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  27. Jeff Searle

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    Andrea and I will drive and stay with the Glocks if they decide this day is open on their calendar. Look forward to it.
     
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  28. Marie Nock

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    I'm excited to report that if all goes well, I'll be bringing an Imelda Marcos for the auction. A few years ago we were able to get a cutting from a plant that had been positively identified by Dr. Brown at Waimea Falls in Hawaii. It was a very slow grower for the first couple of years so I forgot about it. Today I found a robust plant about 5' tall so I put a cutting in the mist house. I hope two months will be enough time for it to root. To my knowledge, it's not around in Fla. Am I wrong?
     
  29. keith

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    Yes Ana, I plan to be there. What about Tim? Are you making the long drive to Sarasota Tim?
     
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  30. annafl

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    I know how you feel. My son is in his final year of schooling too. He is a Gator and graduated from UF almost 3 1/2 years ago. We are almost at his last semester!
    We just moved my daughter to DC in May. Her dream was to work in DC also. She loves it. If your daughter has any questions or needs anything, I can give her my daughter's number and I'm sure she'd be happy to help/inform, etc.
     
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  31. annafl

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    That's great, Jeff. Are you planning on being the auctioneer? Are the Glocks coming? I wonder if someone could ask those croton people that don't frequent the forum?
     
  32. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Great, Keith! I think Tim is coming. I'm pretty sure he told me he'd be here, but sometimes I have senioritis, so not completely sure. Tim?
     
  33. Jeff Searle

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    I haven
    t heard yet about Judy and Jim and their schedule. If their coming, we will come along so we have a place to sleep overnight. If so, I would be honored to auction off everyone's plants and squeeze every dollar I can out of the buyers!! Lol. Hope it happens.
     
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  34. Native son

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    image.jpg Don Quiote very slow but I like it a lot.
     
  35. kwtimo

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    Keith, unless something unforeseen happens, I intend on being there. I've been wanting to see Ana's garden for a long time now.
     
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  36. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Great, Tim!
     
  37. Perry Edge

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    Phil and I plan to attend
     
  38. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Nice, Perry!
     
  39. TikiRick

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    Yeah! I hope to be there as well. Can't wait to see your garden and everyone.
    Thank you Anna!!!
     
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  40. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Oh, wonderful, Rick!
     

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