I Have A Dream

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Aug 29, 2010.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Jeff, The Cycads you see are C.revoluta and Zamia pumila. I planted around 24 crotons in this side yard garden so far and still room for more. I also replaced the Royal palm with a Butia Hybrid.
     

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  2. junglegal

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    That is a terrific spot Scott. Can't wait to see it. That whole side yard is going to be outstanding spectrum of color. I think your garden will be a terrific spot to an upcoming meeting :D
     
  3. ScotTi

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    Bren, That part of the side yard was your suggestion you gave me last Fall when you were over. When I had the Royal removed last week I thought of your suggestion and went with it. Lot of sun in most of the area, but will make it work. Thank you for the great suggestion.
     
  4. junglegal

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    I'm good for somethin every once in awhile :D
     
  5. Moose

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    You are spot on Bren, I second the motion. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Moose

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    Scott - is your project currently being undertaken? I am dying to see some pictures! :rolleyes:
     
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    Ron, The project is underway, but you are going to have to wait on pictures. No pictures untill its done.
     
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    Ron, Here are some pictures of a current project. This should hold you over.
     

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    Got some in the ground this weekend...
     

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    Maybe not the best idea to plant on the eastern bank of the lake. The last few weeks the Crotons have taken beating from this 10'11" male that has avoided the capture for a few years. Today was not his day, he gave a good fight as it took five guys (including me) about 1hr to pull him in.
     

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  11. junglegal

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    Wish they could have relocated him to the everglades. He is a fine lookin' fella. At least ya'all can breath a little easier now. I'd be unsettled sharing space with him.
     
  12. Moose

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    Scott - Start marinating the tail cut into 2" chunks. Save belly skin for boots. We can serve red neck lobster at the Croton Society Meeting at Mike Harris' Garden. :p
     
  13. ScotTi

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    Ron, Will this hold you over? Hope to finish this area this weekend. The crotons should color up over the summer and make a good color splash.
     

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    Here is a little sample of a few of the Crotons planted in this 100ft area. This area also has a mix of other plants.
     

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  15. Moose

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    Will there be a BBQ/ Croton tour at the Mcintosh Gator Ranch - Summer 2012? :)

    Wowie Zowie - lets see more. :cool:
     
  16. Crazy for Crotons

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    Nice stuff Scott.
     
  17. ScotTi

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    its coming along...
     

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    Phase 4 begins here. This picture taken today. As of today all but 2 Crotons have been planted.
     

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    I am happy to report I have met my goals for this year up to now. Now left with a few touch ups of mulch. Its time to take a break and go fishing in my spare time.
     
  20. Moose

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    Scott - how about a photographic summary? Would be nice to see everything at its peak before the cold fronts start arriving. :)
     
  21. ScotTi

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    Ron, It is hard to get the best pictures in this area planting. Maybe another year and the plants will be larger for a general color impact.
     

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    A few of the Crotons close up.....
     

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    Looks great,nice President Reagan
     
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    The west side Croton garden....
     

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    A small view of the south garden from the west garden.
     

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    Looking great Scott!
    Last pic in post #62 and first pic in post #64 is the same thing I bought as 'Excellent'...
     
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    The plants were ID here as Excellent when I purchased them.
     

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