July 2011 Meeting

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Phil Stager, May 24, 2011.

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  1. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    How about a photo for the wiki? ;)
     
  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I have wanted a Piecrust for over a year now. I lost all of mine in the 09-10 winter. I have not seen them anywhere in the last year and a half.
     
  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Unless we get a hurricane between now and next Saturday, here's the program:
    10-10:15am meet at Sunken Gardens for a guided tour by Ray Hernandez
    10:30am Introductory talk on crotons at Sunken Gardens by Phil Stager. This is aimed at the 'general public'. Length apprx. 1 hr.
    1 pm Meet at Phil Stager's place for tour of the yard and the big auction. Refreshments and munchies will be served, but you are on your own for lunch. If you have a portable chair, bring it; I have about 12 chairs but we have 20 confirmed. The pool is open. last minute querstions, call me at 727 864 1588 before 10am on Sat.
    See you all Saturday.
     
  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    A few pics of the yard...
     

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  5. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Very,very nice :)
     
  6. Central Floridave

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    Nice yard! Hopefully there are more photos taken.
     
  7. Plant Nut

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    Phil:
    Your garden is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pictures. Can you please tell me the name of the red spotted croton on the right, in the last shot? I don't think it is Christian's Landscape. I have that but, I also have one with larger leaves and spots that I don't know the name of.
     
  8. Jeff Searle

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    A slice of paradise!
     
  9. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Really nice, Phil! What is the palm in the last photo, front left? It looks like a Licuala, but I don't see any spiny petioles.


    Randy
     
  10. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Spotted croton is a Joanna Roof - orignally from John Bender.
    Palm in pot is a Reinhardtia latisecta - got it a few months ago from Action Theory Nursery; it's got two inflorescensces starting to open
     
  11. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I'm doing a Sunken Gardens tour dry run Friday afternoon if anyone locally cares to join me.
     
  12. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    What time?
     
  13. Moose

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    Last two heading for the West Coast looking for a new home.

    All plants that I am donating are air layers that have only been potted up 10-14 days. Keep them hydrated. No granular fertilizer in the containers. They all got feed 20-20-20 soluble fertilzer this morning on the leaves and in the soil. :D

    1st Photo: Twist & Point

    2nd Photo: William Jennings Bryan

    Phil - the Reinhardtia latisecta loves acidic soil. I got mine from Action Theory as well. I dug a massive hole adjacent to an old pine stump. Put tons of peat moss, cow manure, pine bark in the hole. Mulched with pine bark. Looked gorgeous for about three years and got multiple 4 ft. trunks. As soon as the roots really got into the lime rock, it declined and carked within 6 months. If you do not have acidic soil, leave it in a container. Don't get heart broken like I did. :(
     

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  14. Crazy for Crotons

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    I'll be bringing the following Saturday.

    Blotched Wooten's Beauty
    Wilma
    Cornbread
    Ethel Craig
    Peace
    Antilla
    Pinocchio
     
  15. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Saturday we will have to get a picture of Antilla for the WIKI.
     
  16. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Moose - the Reinhardtia will stay in its container - mainly due to the &^%$#@! cold winters we've been having. Soils (?) over here in Pinellas are mainly sand - and more sand. Nice plant for the price.
     
  17. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    How many RSVP's now Phil?
     
  18. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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  19. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully we don't have more plants than attendees.
     
  20. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Phil,
    Make that 23 possibly. A friend my be joining me after all.

    Ray,

    Some of us newbies will be buying quite a few :)
     
  21. Moose

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    Although I have never personally seen one, for some unknown reason I imagine that the Yellow Duke of Windsor is very intriguing. :eek:

     
  22. Phil Stager

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    Moose - If you take the Sunken Gardens tour, there's large yellow sport on a regular DofW near a small bridge in the middle of the gardens. Ask your tour guide to point it out.
     
  23. Crazy for Crotons

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    Phil,

    I'll look for it during today's dry run.

    To avoid auction plant duplication, I'll leave Cornbread at home and bring Van Buren instead.

    Ron,

    Yellow Duke looks great, grows fairly quickly and is hardy to 26F cold. What more can one say.
     
  24. junglegal

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    Phil,

    Scott brought up an interesting point. He is concerned that all the plants he is bringing for auction are going to fry in the back of his truck while at Sunken Gardens. I know there would be shade if he parked back in the neighborhood a bit but the plants would be less than safe. I don't believe the parking lot has a lick of shade available.
     
  25. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    No time for a dry run as I would have liked..car trouble. We'll wing it tomorrow.
     
  26. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Scott -
    you can always drop the plants off at my house first; S Gardens is a 15 min drive away.
     
  27. Moose

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    It is my lament that I will not be making the trip to the West Coast. I really wish I could have made it. Well at least the plants for the auction will make the trip. I think there may some good buys with all the crotons there seems to be donated. :)



     
  28. Moose

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    Where are the pictures ? I hope we are not waiting on Ryan (palmarum). :rolleyes:
     
  29. ScotTi

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    Ron, Here are a few for now from Phil's great garden.
     

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  30. ScotTi

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    more of Phil's well grown plants...
     

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  31. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Pic #4 is why Stoplight is a top favorite of mine. But the two in my garden are not.
     

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  32. junglegal

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    There's trouble :p

    Harold Lee, Ray Hernandez & Jeff Searle
     

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  33. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    My friend Gina spotted this little guy hanging out in Phil's wamin bamboo. He was only 7-8' off the ground and didn't mind everyone eye-balling him. Phil's new pet!
     

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  34. Bullwinkle

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    These are my two new cultivars from the auction.One is multicolor and the other is blotched Wootens Beauty.Phil's garden is truly captivating.There are too many varieties to list but Playboy and freckles caught my eye.
     

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  35. Bullwinkle

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    Sunken Gardens was a pleasant surprise.Many really big examples of captain Gilber Cutler ,they were many 10-12 foot examples in spectacular color.Also a drop dead stoplight around 15 ft tall.
     
  36. ScotTi

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    Ron, Robert Lavalois landed up here in Scottland.
     

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  37. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    From memory, here is a list of the crotons at Sunken Gardens.

    Rex
    W.W. Coles
    Petra
    Mammie
    Duke of Windsor
    Yellow Duke of Windsor
    Charmer
    General Paget
    Captain Gilbert Cutler
    Christian's Landscape (possibly a Leopardia)
    Charles Rutherford
    Dr. Lin Yu Tang
    Stoplight
    Irene Kingsley
    The Swan
    Fishbone
    Madam Butterfly
    Jean Frances Fascell
    Elaine
    AFD #5
    Gloriosa
    Kentucky
    Joe Friday
    Columbiana look a like
    Stewartii
     
  38. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Updated crotons from Sunken Gardens. I remembered a few more.

    Rex
    W.W. Coles
    Petra
    Mammie
    Duke of Windsor
    Yellow Duke of Windsor
    Charmer
    General Paget
    Captain Gilbert Cutler
    Christian's Landscape (possibly a Leopardia)
    Charles Rutherford
    Dr. Lin Yu Tang
    Stoplight
    Irene Kingsley
    The Swan
    Fishbone
    Madam Butterfly
    Jean Frances Fascell
    Elaine
    AFD #5
    Gloriosa
    Kentucky
    Joe Friday
    Columbiana look a like
    Stewartii
    Purity
    White Ann Rutherford
    Nestor
    Golden Glow
    Andreanum
     
  39. Moose

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    Did you already plant it? :confused: It was on the mother plant just 17 days ago. :p Any of the stuff I donated is recently potted up. Let the container get full of roots first.

    Darn Scott, I don't remember that plant being so large. What did you do to it ? LOL :eek:

     
  40. ScotTi

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    Ron, Yes! It is now in the ground, pot and all. :D I really wanted the Piecrust plant you sent up, but I will find one someday again. Also got a large Johannis.
     

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