Fall Get Together

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

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  1. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Bren - bring your shovel; I need to dig a hole in a root infested area to plant a small cycad.
     
  2. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else having issues posting photos?
     
  3. Phil Stager

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    Let's see. Here's a few photos (if I'm lucky...) DSCN6256.JPG DSCN6257.JPG DSCN6258.JPG DSCN6259.JPG DSCN6260.JPG
     
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  4. Phil Stager

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    Pics showed up ok but no text. the above pics were of the side yard. Let's see what happens now if I can post a some pics with this text. Yes, two more of the yard
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  5. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Looks like it's working over here.
    onward through the fog....
     
  6. Native son

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    Looks great Phil. Just bad timing for me. Missed the Searles Sale now this------what the????
     
  7. junglegal

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    Will do Phil!
     
  8. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Just beautiful Phil. I don't know why I can't post photos. It works just fine on palm talk & other sites. I just get an error message without any explanation. Mmmmmmmmm
     
  9. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Phil, your place is looking spectacular! I can't wait to see it in person.

    Randy, have you asked Dean for help? He probably has some ideas/suggestions.
     
  10. Emmylou

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    Phil, Unfortunately Gerry & I will not be able to make it for your tour & auction. I regret it and hope to someday see your garden which looks so beautiful in the pictures. I know it will be a wonderful day and will be thinking about everyone. Hope you will post lots of pictures. Marnie
     
  11. kwtimo

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    Is anyone bringing an Inca that I can either bid on or buy? I'd like to go home with one.
     
  12. Phil Stager

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    If nfoone brings one, you're welcome to a wonky air layer that never quite took; a month in a bag and you'd be all set.
     
  13. palmisland

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    Tim, I have one I'll bring. I don't think you saw it when you were here.
     
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    Thanks Ana, Dean's working on it. I'm baffled!
     
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    A few more for the auction,
    #420 (one of my seedlings)
    Joyce Marie Cannon
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  17. Phil Stager

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    DSCN6468.JPG Some early auction arrivals from Lee and Ron Parlett. Buried in the pics are the following plus other nice one DSCN6466.JPG s:
    R.L Farquar
    Dreer #3
    Victory
    Queen Emma
    Angel Wing
    Loud Orange
    Bob Halgrim
     
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    Bloody Hell the Dinasors came out of hiding.......that is humor and said very lovingly. Plants look great by the way.
     
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  19. palmisland

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    Queen Emma & Quirko DSC_0004.JPG DSC_0005.JPG
     
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    Trinidad & Togago DSC_0014.JPG DSC_0018.JPG
     
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  21. Phil Stager

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    DSCN6474.JPG DSCN6473.JPG DSCN6472.JPG DSCN6469.JPG More auction plants. Buried in the pics are:
    Cornelius Halgrim
    Gen. Marshall
    America
    Fishbone
    Joanna Roof
    Seminole Queen (s)
    Philip Geduldig
    Carmen Christian
    Playboy
    Chr DSCN6469.JPG istriana

    wierd how the pics sort themselves out....
     

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  22. Phil Stager

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    FOOD - what to bring? have had a few questions on this. Here's what I'll provide:
    Bottled Water; paper plates, cups, plastic forks, etc.
    Ice
    Coffee and donuts and OJ for any early birds.
    A Cubanito ring from Publix - A big Cuban sandwich in circular form that's supposed to serve about 18 with light appetites.

    Suggested additions: Fried or Roast chicken, potato/noodle salad; green salad w/ dressing; casseroles; deserts; your favorite alcoholic beverages; any special diet items if you're vegan, gluten free, kosher or halal, sugar free, etc.

    There's a Publix in a shopping center near the corner of US19 and 54th St/Pinellas Bayway for last minute stuff; it's a 2 min drive from my place.
    I'm guesstimating 15-20 attendees based upon RSVPs and last turnout here.
     
  23. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    So many great plants! Just when I promised myself almost no more crotons. It's going to be very hard. Gotta keep my willpower.... Oooomphhhhh.

    Glad to see you posting photos again, Randy.

    Thanks for the info, Phil.
     
  24. palmisland

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    "almost", Ha ha ha ha
     
  25. Moose

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    The first step Randy is to admit you are powerless over the Croton bug.
     
  26. junglegal

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    Aside from crotons, if you have room & extra broms or ti plants, bring them. I will gladly buy them. Extras of other tropicals? Palms? PM me. I have space to fill, weeding open mulch filled areas is killing me. I also have this pink powder puff free to a good home
     

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  27. Phil Stager

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    ...and continuing with the tour of the back yard: DSCN6265.JPG DSCN6266.JPG DSCN6267.JPG
     
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    Great pics you have been busting you butt the farm looks fantastic. TKS
     
  29. Crazy for Crotons

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    I hope to be there after a long absence.
     
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  30. Jeff Searle

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    Ray...it will be great to see you and have you join the group. Maybe remind you of some of the great weather that's right around the corner. Lol.
     
  31. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    So Phil, what time should we be there on Saturday?
     
  32. Phil Stager

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    around 10am
     
  33. Jeff Searle

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    Phil,
    The yard looks great! I look forward to seeing it and adding a few more stains to the old clothes. Lol!
     
  34. Moose

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    Hope we get a comprehensive photo essay of this meeting. Especially shots of the auction plants with names. I'm very sad I was unable to attend so I am depending on a cyber tour and auction.
     
  35. Moose

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    Need a Croton fix, someone with a smartphone, post a quick photo pleeeeease!
     
  36. Phil Stager

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    9:45 am and ready for the guests DSCN6502.JPG DSCN6503.JPG DSCN6504.JPG
     
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    9:46 Kei
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    th is the first to arrive
     
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    others soon show up; lots of crotons exiting vehicles
     

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    DSCN6511.JPG DSCN6510.JPG sorry for the triple post on the pics... more
     
  40. Phil Stager

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    ...and still more crotons; don't ask me what the names are; trying to bid on some, take pics, and keep track of three different accounts....
     

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