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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Nov 1, 2010.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    What is the most you would spend ($) for that got to have cultivar you have been looking for? :rolleyes:
     
  2. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    I'd cap around $200 for a real beauty & rooted. Some of the older rarer, just don't do much for me.
     
  3. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    I spent $40 last year. It was $40 more than I needed to spend, but it was for the Croton Society. I'd much rather find the plants growing in someone's backyard and ask for cuttings than use money I could spend on sushi. For those of you who haven't been to my garden, I must have around 200 Crotons in the ground; at least 70 or 80 different varieties. Yet more than 90 percent of them came from cuttings - free cuttings. Sure, I had to get them to root and then wait for them to mature, but that's what a garden is for.

    I can understand collectors who would spend their milk and cookies money to buy a Croton variety that's near and dear to them. Likewise, it's easy to see how orchid collectors will spend thousands on a rare piece. But I see them all as just plants and all with the same monetary value. To tell you the truth, there's more money in mulch and rocks than all the plants in my garden put together!
     
  4. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Well said Ricky. I can relate to the hardscape $$ spent too.
     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I was never one for shelling out lots of money for a plant. I've traded so many times over the years, I've lost count. BUT....because I have a pretty good palm and croton collection at the nursery, I seem to always have something that the other party wants.. If not, I'll just wait, or do without.
     
  6. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    20 bucks, max.
     
  7. zone11dreamer

    zone11dreamer Active Member

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    I collect plants too ! I may have something to trade LOL !
     

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