Fall Get Together

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Phil Stager, Aug 13, 2015.

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  1. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Feeling like a bum, west coasters have supported all our events and it's not looking good for me.
     
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  2. JoseLopez

    JoseLopez Well-Known Member

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    I will be there too.
     
  3. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    You can send your checkbook if you can't make it!

    I'm coming (need a dog sitter for the day)
     
  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Bring the dog too!
     
  5. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I will be bringing my little dog also.A seven pound terrier with lots of attitude :)
     
  6. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I may have to if i can't find a sitter
     
  7. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I know it is a bit early but I promised Ana to post some pics this weekend.I hope to bring all of these to the tour.I will have to pick my best 10.I took many good airlayers this summer.Some nice Thai type varieties 20151003_074947 (2).jpg
     
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  8. kwmarko

    kwmarko Active Member

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    WOW... They are just beautiful !!!! What colors , Where the original plants from overseas? Was there an earlier thread discussin the parent plants when you got them? Just curious.... they appear quite hardy!
    Do you keep original plants in pots? (I'd assume you do) ....Mark Oh, and are they named?
     
  9. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Thanks,I think the yellow one is called Golden Bowl,someone who came to the house has the big one on the right and he called it Apple Thai??The other is unknown to me.They are all very hardy and the plants are all in the ground and doing well.These are all pretty recent airlayers.The only problem is they are all pretty slow.
     
  10. kwmarko

    kwmarko Active Member

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    Ahhhh.... thanks so much, I did a search on the thai hybrids when you replied.... a thread about a a year ago ,
    titled BEEN BUSY by Moose..... I do enjoy my Rocio.... nice varied leaf shape and great color.
    How did that fellow buy 100 thai hybrids at once? Any idea? Key West being so "southermost",
    and so very humid think they would do somewhat better down here?? Just curious, because I know
    they're genetically fragile...... thanks for your reply! My twist and point is doing great, and I have a very organic soil after 30 years on the property........ thanks again!
     
  11. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Google Thai crotons and you'll find several dealers in Thailand willing to sell you all the nice, weird, unusual, and bizarre little crotons you can afford. Lots of great pics of the plants especially in their competitions. Note that they are always in pots - at least in all the pictures I've seen. Cannot recall seeing any crotons in Bangkok when I was there some 45 years ago but had others things in mind back then. The occasional cool to cold winter here in central Florida pretty much cured me of spending big bucks on these little gems. Pinellas County is not Bangkok in mid February.
     
  12. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I have also have a Golden Bowl I got from Mike a few years ago. It gets almost full sun & is awesome.

    Phil's right. Thai's do much better in pots
     
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  13. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Wow,that is a beauty :)
     
  14. kwmarko

    kwmarko Active Member

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    I'll say!!!! That Golden Bowl in the red pot is just striking..... really nice!!!!! Even with the modest winter temps...
    and our costant humidity, Wonder about our sun intensity, and dang hot summers Although with my high canopy, it's a cooling factor during the summer..... That Golden Bowl is really nice....
    oh dear, here I go...... lol
     
  15. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    I cannot recall the gent who imported a load of them and from whom I bought some, but he had a lot of them in full Miami sun and they looked great.
     
  16. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Dave?
     
  17. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    and last name begins with an H - memory does not improve with age.....
     
  18. kwmarko

    kwmarko Active Member

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    ?...could it be Dave Hickman...... ???? Found some info regarding thai crotons from 2011.
     
  19. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    That's the one!
     
  20. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    He lived just East of me on Broward Blvd. I will check the house out. As I remember he got very unhappy with his project.
     
  21. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Mike, thanks for posting. They are awesome!!! Randy, yours is awesome too... especially with the color contrast of the pot. A feast for the eyes.
     
  22. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Three more for the auction,a big Thea in the background with an orange/pink seedling from Lamar on the left and a pretty pink seedling on the right.
    croton auction.jpg
     
  23. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Mike hang a tag on call in Willie Nelson.
     
  24. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Willie Nelson it is.This one is on your swale Lamar.
     
  25. Perry Edge

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    Dave showed me his mist house and Thai beauties after the plant sale at Fairchilds one year. He was propagating them in pure perlite. For some reason, he abandoned crotons and moved to a condo or retirement home. He had some super spectacular Thai crotons.
     
  26. Bullwinkle

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    Three more for the auction,actually it is only two more.The pink one is a repeat photo.All of these are seedlings.The one in the back has a bright yellow new flush 20150930_163715 (1).jpg
     
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  27. Bullwinkle

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    I have a big layer on this Tan Wi Kiat that I was hoping to bring to auction but it just will not get enough roots it yet.I probably put on too big of an airlayer?? 20151010_104704 (2).jpg
     
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  28. Bullwinkle

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    Croton panorama 20151010_104732 (2).jpg
     
  29. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    That is my favorite corner in you garden. I am terrible on time but what is it about 16 months from move in date? Jub be Killin it Mon.
     
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  30. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Mike - Don't know about "too big" for an air layer but some root a lot quicker and easier than others. Pics below are of the largest I took this year - about 5 ft tall including the pot. DSCN6456.JPG DSCN6457.JPG
     
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  31. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Hoping someone has a major dade?
     
  32. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I can bring you a big cutting,I will post a pic later.It is very nice but do you have a misthouse or other propagation system??
     
  33. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Thanks!! No mist house yet. I would be using the old fashion baggy method.
     
  34. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Mike, are those your own seedlings? Those are very nice! Also, love, love, love the pink garden. What a wonderful area in your garden!
     
  35. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Major Dade as promised,Anna 2 of the 3 seedling are mine 20151011_172749 (2).jpg
     
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  36. Jeff Searle

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    I will coming over as Tim will be coming along, making the long trip from Key West.

    Are we still sticking to the 5 or is it 10 croton limit for the auction? And for those of us coming over from across the state, are we unlimited as others were in the past? (Within reason).

    And we will have a croton "For Sale" section as in the past?

    Very much looking forward to seeing the garden, Phil.

    As of now, I have a large, beautifully colored Major Dade I had planned on bringing. So Bren, you have a choice now. Lol.
     
  37. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Yes, we'll have a For Sale Section
    Let's say a ten croton per person limit for the auction; if your voice starts to go as auctioneer, we can find a replacement.
    I'm guesstimating about 20-25 attendees so we should not be overloaded.
     
  38. waykoolplantz

    waykoolplantz Active Member

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    Dang...not pleased at all I'm gonna miss this
     
  39. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Mmmmmm...............suddenly having trouble posting photos.
     
  40. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    This is going to be an awesome time! Thanks Jeff, I have tons of space to fill yet so will be loading up on duplicates of favorites!
     

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