October Croton Society meeting - anyone interested?

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Saturday, October 9th, the weekend after Jeff's plant sale. If Sunday is better, I can do that day instead. Our garden in Boca Raton and I'll cook barbecue for the gang.
     
  2. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    I'm coming down for Jeff's sale (hopefully with Jeff Anderson if he can swing it) so likely won't be able to make the long drive the next weekend again.
     
  3. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Good for me!:)
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ricky,

    That's generous of you to offer hosting another croton tour at your place. The only thing is, that weekend is the Sale at the Tampa Fairgrounds, of which the Croton Society has a booth to sell plants. Andrea and I already planned on going over with the Glocks. And I'm sure all the folks on the west coast plan on attending as well. So those dates I don't think will work. But, I look forward to looking at another time.
     
  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Okay, suppose I move it to the following weekend? Does that work for everyone?
     
  6. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    The date is good for me. You can use my place for any overflow.:D

    Randy:)
     
  7. Moose

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    Ricky - thanks for stepping up! I'm in. :)
     
  8. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    What is the sale at Tampa fair grounds called? I don't think I've ever been to one there.
     
  9. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Wait, So we are doing Randy's and Rickys!?
     
  10. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Why not? We're only a couple of miles apart. We can go there first for a tour and ID session and then come here for the same, lunch, and the auction or swap.
     
  11. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Ok with me. We're less then 5 minutes door to door.
     
  12. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Gentlemen,

    This sounds like a great idea. Two gardens so close will be nice. NOW.....hopefully we'll get some feedback from some boardmembers and west coast, central Florida members. How about it guys and gals? Ray,Lee Connie, the Glocks, Bren, Dave,Linda, Rob, Moose, Rose, Mike, Larry and his brother, Suzy and Ronnie, Lorin, Cliff, Cliff's cousin, Robert and his wife, Becky, Tom, Jill , Michael, Kimberly,Kelly, Alicia, Michele, Mandy, Andy, Braden, George, Tyler, Linda, Uncle Fester, Carol, Rick L. Ricky, Randy, Aunt Flo.........:p
     
  13. Borgy230

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    I'm in!!
     
  14. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I'm all for it. Please send the info to Lee and Connie and let's do this. If you guys need Lee's e-mail, send me a PM.
     
  15. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    ...beats the heck out of four days in Richmond, VA - just got back. I'm in.
     
  16. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    The wheels are in motion....
     
  17. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Email sent to Lee. Thanks.
     
  18. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Searle PM'd me and told me this is a clothes optional meeting? I am not ready for such meeting. Is this just a rumor??? :eek:
     
  19. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Never mind, misread the message! :eek:
     
  20. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Stand by to stand by - Connie, the Croton Scoiety Secretary, will have some info shortly on a meeting is Sept here in St. Pete and one on the other coast in Oct.
     
  21. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Good news, good news.
     
  22. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Phil - what's your date?
     
  23. Phil Stager

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    11-September 2010 Noon to 3pm
     
  24. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I'll be there.
     
  25. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    I'll go if I can hitch a ride and/or drive myself with some one from this area.
     
  26. Crazy for Crotons

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    Bren, it's at Phil's house but I can drive you over if you'd like.
     
  27. junglegal

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    Ray,

    I meant to Ricky's in Oct. I'll have to try and drudge up some new recruits for the Sept meeting. Myself included, still haven't joined. Can you make sure they have a copy of Dr. Brown's book at the meeting?
     
  28. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Let's talk before then. We can probably get a few folks to ride down together.
     
  29. fawnridge

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    Here are some Crotons I'm growing for the auction. Bring lots of cash, because I'm not letting these go cheap!

    Left:
    The 3 in the front are "AFD #2" or "Nervia", depending on who's doing the ID. Behind them is a "Kentucky" that needs sun to really color out, the cutting came from deep shade. (Ray - that's your "Angel Wing" in the blue can.)

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    A nice rooted cutting of "Yellow Bird" and a "President Reagan" with a "Dayspring" in a one-gallon can between them. The little one on the Coconut stump is "Thea". There's also three nice "Peace", the best of the lot not visible in the picture.

    For anyone in zone 10 or warmer, I have 3 seedlings of Inga edulis, the Ice Cream Bean Tree and 3 seedlings of Chrysophyllum cainito, Jamaican Star Apple, a delicious purple fruit. Those, I'm looking to trade for Bromeliads, preferably Neo's.
     

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  30. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Broms? sweet...I can compete with that
     
  31. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    St. Pete is zone 10? What are your winters like? If you even get regular frosts, neither of these trees will survive.
     
  32. Moose

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    Is this meeting going to happen? I have only seen three posts from the west coast members: Rhil , Ray & Bren. Very little chatter for a date that is rapidly approaching. :rolleyes:
     
  33. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    We've been zone 10a for a number of years now. Likely due to our being a skinny peninsula that is filled with concrete.
     
  34. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    And yes Moose, still want to make the meeting but I'm currently trying to work out the details for our visit for Jeff's sale in a month. :p
     
  35. Croton Bitch

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    Hello everyone! It's been a while since I've been on. Just to clear up a few things, the draft email to the membership regarding meetings will go out in the next day or so. I have Phil's meeting date SEPT 17TH NOT the 11th (and I'm pretty sure that it should be the 18th since the 17th is on a Friday?) Phil, please let me know before I send the email out. At this time, I don't believe I'll be able to attend the meeting in Boca. Ray, you and Lee will have to work out the details and I'm sure Phil can help with the cash box and new membership sign up. Any questions or comments please email me directly at Choerstgen@tampabay.rr.com. Thanks everyone, see you at Phil's
     
  36. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    When the dates are finalized, can we get a sticky as a reminder for both Ricky's and Phils gatherings?
     
  37. Borgy230

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    What about the tour at Jeff Searles? Been about 2 years since we have been there? and I know the collection has grown vastly
     
  38. Jeff Searle

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    Rob,

    I think having a tour on the west coast at Phil's garden in September and then at Ricky's and Randy's two gardens in October will finish out the year.(?)

    November this year will be two years since the first and only tour at my house. With the taking of so many airlayers recently, some plants don't have their full heads on them. Even though, there's still plenty to look at.

    Maybe spring of 2011, or mid summer.

    Food for thought......Andrea and I always have a walking, drinking tour of the garden right after we all come back from the openning sale(friday) that afternoon. For those of you that want to join us, your certainly more than welcome. The more the merrier! Jeff from Coasta Rica will even be joining us, as he is flying into town that weekend. Hope to see some of you.......


    Jeff
     
  39. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    What am I, chopped liver Jeff?:confused::p:D (note: I am trying to beat Ron on the use of emoticons in one post)

    Looking forward to seeing your place after the sale, between your place, Phil's and Ricky's, it'll be sensory overload for crotons. :cool:
     
  40. Jeff Searle

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    No.....not chopped liver, maybe chopped croton.:) The reason I mentioned Jeff was, he's traveling all the way from CR and that sounded pretty exotic and was to hype up some excitment. And if I mentioned your name, then most likely Moose would ask, hey, I'm coming too.

    Anyways, I look forward to you coming Bren, it's a long drive and I look forward to talking "garden stuff". I sincerly appreciate all of you that come out, and I will hopefully make it your worthwhile.
     

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