Everytime I visit a garden I learn something. While doing my walkabout in Jeff Searle's fantastic garden, I was checking out his canopy. It is pretty thick in most areas but all his crotons exhibited very nice coloring. Then I had an ephinany. Jeff's canopy was high. It appears that as the sun moves east to west, the light penetrates his canopy in the few breaks he has. My theory is that with a high canopy, the penetrating light must refract or bounce around. I could be wrong, but I think I'm not. I'm testing my theory and trimming the Moose Land trees with low hanging branches today. Also attempting to thin out some of taller branches to create more canopy breaks.