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Pop's Yard

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by junglegal, Jul 9, 2011.

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  1. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    It's finally starting to flush out nicely! ;)
    Jeff, what is the story behind this one again?
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Wow - not many of those found on the West Coast. :cool:
     
  3. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Had to do my part to keep Searle in business:p Besides, he bribed us with that after party & I am a sucker for orange plants too.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Oh you got sucked in after you saw the one growing by the pool too ! ;)

    Me too, LOL :D
     
  5. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    No, I bought it before the party. After seeing it, I knew it was no mistake! Actually lusted after it once he posted pics here. Great marketing Jeff lol
     
  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Bren,

    It's nice to hear how much your enjoying your croton. The story, this plant was growing in the yard of my dad's old house in Hallandale where he grew up as a child. He then built his new house on the lot next to it where he and my mom started their new life together and raised us four children. But the original little house was built with Dade county pine in approx. 1910. Anyways, this was one of four crotons that was left growing there before he finally sold it, and I wanted to dig and preserve it before it was sold. My dad was an avid croton grower in the 50's and 60's and had an actual nursery there in the backyard. Back then metal eggcans were used because plastic pots had not come along yet.
     
  7. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    A great story Jeff! Honored to have it.
     

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