One year of fertilizer, rain and sunshine

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Bullwinkle, Jul 6, 2014.

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  1. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    These were all really small when planted due to the impenetrable mass of roots from the 50 year old water oak.Even 1 gallons had trouble getting planted,but they all seem to like it under the big oak :)
     

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  2. Bullwinkle

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    I had originally thought that this was a sport from King of Siam,I am not so sure now as I went back to the original house that I got this from and it appears to be a seedling.I will ask the owner if he wants to name it.Very nice but very slow.Really nice with big leaves and lots of spots on a pink background.I was able to get a few more cuttings this trip.
     

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  3. Moose

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    Love the before and after photos Mike !!! Your plants seem to be loving that oak leaf mold.

    Please Sir, I want to see more ... :)
     
  4. Bullwinkle

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    Another updated pic
     

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    Walkway pic update
     

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    Michelangelo starting to get some really nice color.When I picked this one up it was very drab,once it started to get some sunlight the colors really popped.
     

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  7. Bullwinkle

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    Cotton candy starting to grow nicely.The leaves have started to get bigger on this one,I think it likes its current location.
     

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    Front of house update
     

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  9. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Bullwinkle...you've done a beautiful job with your gardens. :Weeding1.gif I especially enjoyed the before and after pix. :)
     
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  10. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Wow, what a difference a year makes, Mike! Love the pink garden. Michelangelo is looking fat and happy too!
     
  11. Moose

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    Bonniesbeauty2.jpg

    Sorry Mike, don't mean to high jack your thread. Your Bonnie's Beauty is really an eye catcher. Very nice !!!
     
  12. Emmylou

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    Mike your garden is beautiful. The before & after pictures are great and really show how much things have grown in the past year. Looking good. It should explode with this rainy season that's upon us now. Marnie
     
  13. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Mike, the yard AND collection has come a long way in a short period of time. very nice!
     
  14. palmisland

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    Nice Mike! I only saw your garden when you first moved & things sure have grown.
     

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