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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jul 27, 2013.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    Looks like a mix up. Post #2 is not Christmas, and looks like America.
     
  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Get another cup of coffee Jeff and then read Rons post (#40) for the ID.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Post #18

    Croton #1 Ana ID'd as Dr. Alix - correct. Source: Dr. Frank Brown

    Croton #2 Ana ID'd as Thomas Edison - correct. Source: Mr. Searle

    Croton #3 Ana ID'd as Jungle Queen - correct. I don't know what is wrong with this Jungle Queen. I often misidentify Jungle Queen in other gardens based on my experience with this one. Its leaves are just so much larger than a typical Jungle Queen. A few years back, Mike Woolery was amazed about the leaf size. An air layer was made and given to Mike. He had it planted at his old place and the air layered plant just kept on producing big leaves. I recall when we did a garden tour at his old homestead, that I heard several comments about the size of the leaves. Different growing conditions - same results. Mike and I were talking the other day about how some plants are so much more superior than others of the same cultivar. As a matter of fact with his opportunity to start anew with the new garden, he told me he will attempt to focus on obtaining exceptional looking cultivars in the future. Source: Jeff Searle, thanks Jeff! :)
     

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  4. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    That Jungle Queen is a real beauty.
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Time to finish up the ID's for this thread. Ana did not attempt any ID's from this post

    Post # 19

    Croton #1 is an Unknown obtained at the last garden tour hosted by Mike Harris. Source: Phil Stager

    Croton #2 is Red Quill. Source: Jeff Searle via Judy Glock

    Croton #3 is an Unknown obtained at the last Mike Harris garden tour. In fact it is a sport of Croton #1. Source: Phil Stager

    Croton #4 is Sunny Star. Source: Mike Woolery

    As Porky Pig would say ... "that's all Folks" :D
     

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  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Much appreciated, Ron! Your collection has become world class and well deserving. All of your hard work has certainly paid off.
     
  7. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    I'll second that. Brenda and I had the opportunity to tour Mooseland. When we arrived, Kip was there and it ended up being a really good time. Needless to say, Ron is pretty passionate about his plants and it shows. We saw some cool stuff.

    But what I really want to say is...thanks for the time & energy you expend keeping the forum going when things get slow. We are a really small group and that makes it all the more special.
     
  8. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Hey, I totally agree, Jerry. Ron so frequently keeps the forum interest going. We are so lucky to have him as part of this group. Thanks, Ron.

    Now, Ron, on my sheet here at home I actually answered post #19 and had Red Quill and Sunny Star correct. Didn't attempt answers for the other 2. I guess it's too late, huh? :rolleyes:
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    OK Ana! I've adjusted your score. 33 ID attempts, 26 correct. Adjusted Score: 78.78%
     

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