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Phil's Garden

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Sep 12, 2010.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Phil, Thank you for opening up your garden for a tour yesterday. I was blown away with your beautiful garden. I started collecting ony last fall and have a long way to go yet. I took with me some ideas going forward with my own garden of color. This was my first Croton meeting, and enjoyed meeting everyone that attended. I also joined the Society, got the Codiaeum Encyclopedia, and got ten new plants to add to my little (but growing) collection. Scott
     
  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scott - what did you get? Unfortunately and with regret I could not make this meeting.

    Jeff Searle invited me to a meeting at TikiRick's garden. It was so inspiring that crotons have become a passion for me.

    Photos would be nice... :rolleyes:
     
  3. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Yes Phil, your place was as beautiful as ever. What crappy winter? You'd never know it from your garden. Thanks for the hospitality.
    I regret that I did not take out my camera but some others there got a picture or two.
    From memory I got red eburnum, dayspring, thomas edison, victoria goldbells, pop's yard and seven others that I am spacing on at the moment. :eek:
     
  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again Phil for the hospitality and the great garden tour.
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Bren - you scored 12 crotons? Stop spacing, what are the other seven? You can take out your camera too. :rolleyes:

    Scott - what were your ten? My croton senses are tingling! :eek:
     
  6. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Some of them weren't labeled & I've killed too many brain cells in my youth to retain much. I'll have to get the names from Ray & the others later. You missed a great time!
     
  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ron, I took my camera for pictures. But as dumb me would do did not bring the scan disk. I remember four names for my haul, Golden Glow, Carribean Star,W C Wallace and C I Craigen.
     
  8. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Scott, the two air layers were Diane (yellow and green) and Charles Rutherford and the large potted one was Gloriosa.

    Bren, the long, narrow strap leaf was Johannis and the other Wooten's Beauty.
     
  9. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Thanks Ray
     
  10. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Enjoyed having a bunch of croton nuts over. Here's a few pics....

    1. oooo, aaah... no idea what they are looking at. Maryland is croton in front of Judy.

    2. pre-auction strategy meeting (Lee, Ray Hernandez, Jim Glock, Jeff Searle)

    3. Group photo.

    4. My new very colorful Sybil Griffin!
     

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  11. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    ...and a few of the garden taken this morning.
     

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  12. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Nice shots Phil! Say, do you remember the name of the croton originally from Sunken Gardens? I bought it at the auction and I believe it came from yours.
     
  13. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    that would be Gen. Lin Yu Tang - likes lots of sun to attain good color.
     
  14. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Phil - the coloring on your Sybil Griffin is amazing and blows mine away!
    :cool:
     
  15. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    It was even more stunning in person Ron! I never got to ask who grew that stunner. By the time it came up for auction, I had already blown through my budget!
     
  16. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Anyone recall the name of this plant that I bought Saturday? Big leaves, slightly ruffled edges, yellow and green....
     

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  17. Jeff Searle

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    Phil,

    Your garden, and the collection of crotons was far more than I expected. For those of you that didn't get the opportunity to come by, you really missed a fun outing. Some of my favorites were, Playboy, Gonzales, Maryland and just so many more. Once more, thanks again for openning up your garden and having us all there.


    Jeff
     
  18. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Phil, it looks like General Lawrence, but I can't really remember hearing that name thrown around. Does it ring a bell?
     
  19. Jeff Searle

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    Bren,

    That was grown and brought by the Glocks, and very nicely grown I might add. Which dosen't surprise me anymore......:)
     
  20. Phil Stager

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    Gen. Lawrencde sounds good. Thnaks.
     
  21. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    General Lawrence came from my frigid garden just north of the arctic circle.
     
  22. Moose

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    Good haul Scott! I only have one of the four you have listed. :(
     
  23. Judy Glock

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    Phil, Jim and I were really impressed with your collection. It was awsome! We always wondered what the big deal was about Playboy; after seeing yours we know why. Thanks for your hospitality. We are happy knowing that you will give our babies a good home:)
     

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