Private tour today at Andys

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Bills, Sep 18, 2013.

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  1. Bills

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    palm beach croton man
     

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    Pics don't do justice
     

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    so many pics but im the worst to be putting them up . computers and I don't agree
     
  4. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Wow looks great !!
     
  5. Jerry Shilling

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    You can't tease us like that and just stop. Really, would love to see more.
     
  6. Bills

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    ya I don't have his permission but oh well there crotons, sorry there turned they aren't in my computer
     

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    Andy has an amazing yard many walk ways the colors from crotons can be breath taking on pic of rudy b. the colors are amazing they love the soil there in
     
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    not sure but pics keep turning when I upload, Theres Andy complaining about all the work he has to do
     

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    oh I have more
     

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    and yes I will be getting crap about this all the way to tpie tommorrow
     
  11. donroberth

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    I enjoyed the fotos of your garden...thanks for posting!
     
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    I have more
     

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    and more
     

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  14. Marie Nock

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    Beautiful garden! That Rudy Bachmann is incredible! Thanks Billy for posting.
     
  15. annafl

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    Andy,

    What a beautiful, diverse garden. Loved all the colors and textures everywhere. So much to look at. What are the three small, thin palms next to and behind the beccariophoenix? I'm not very good with palms.

    Billy, thanks for taking the time to post these. I needed a treat today. I've already looked at these twice. :cool:
     
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    ;)
     

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  18. Moose

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    Wow - I see alot of croton bling there expertly mixed in with the palms! :cool:
     

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    thank you Ron for turning pics
     
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    what ever path you turn on theres crotons
     

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  22. annafl

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    Billy, thanks again for the photos. A truly, truly beautiful garden! Andy, your hard work and eye for placing is evident. Gorgeous!
     
  23. Jeff Searle

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    Ana, where do you see a Beccariophoenix palm?

    Andy, you have a beautiful looking garden. I can certainly appreciate all the hard work and passion that you've poured in to it. It shows! Thanks for the pic's Bill.
     
  24. Crazy for Crotons

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    That's a fine looking Dr. Alexander (not Dr. Alix) in the middle of post # 18.
     
  25. Moose

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    For those of you who have not met Andy, he is a tall big man. Looking at post # 18 3rd pic and using Andy for scale - that is a mature garden with alot of full crotons over 6 ft. Wowsers !!! :cool:

    Bill - was happy to turn your photos. I know if you could, you would. Hey - 5:00 am and on my third mug of coffee, it gave me something to do, LOL :D
     
  26. annafl

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  27. Plant Nut

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    Andy, just want to say, I really enjoyed the tour of your garden. I love to view garden shots! As a Palmpedia member, I was aware you had a great croton collection. Now, having seen your photo, I realize I have seen you here and there; yep, you do get around! LOL It takes one to know one. I can definitely appreciate the work involved in keeping the grounds up! Again, thank-you for sharing.

    Billy, a special thank-you to you for posting the pictures.
     
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    Yikes, Andy definitely needs to give more private tours. Beautifully balanced with tropicals & palms.;)
     
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    Anna - regarding the palm just behind the red clay pot: what produces the 'windowpane' look at first glance are the reins along the edge of the fronds - kind of like zippers that fall off a bit after a new frond opens.

    Andy - great looking garden!
     
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  32. annafl

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    That's one cool looking palm, Jeff. Thanks.
     
  33. Crazy for Crotons

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    I believe the "window pane" form of Dictyosperma is D. furfuraceum.
     
  34. annafl

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    Hey, so in answer to my question, what are the delicate, small, pinnate palms close to this dictyosperma furfuraceum (thanks, Ray)?:confused:
     
  35. Phil Stager

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    I'm guessing Ptychosperma sp. maybe elegans
     
  36. kwtimo

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    They look a lot like Veitchia to me. Not sure what species though. Notice the graceful droop of the leaflets.
     
  37. Jeff Searle

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    I agree Tim, they look like Veitchias.
     
  38. annafl

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    Thanks, Phil, Tim and Jeff! I have yet a lot to learn about palms. Veitchias are the same as adonidias? Like Phil, I thought the trunks were too slim for adonidias. Hey, that's cool about the 'reins' of dyctiosperma. I guess Beccariophoenix Madagascariensis has reins also? They're not related in any way?
     
  39. Phil Stager

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    Anna - Lots of palms have reins including the big Royals in my yard. Adonida was a separate genus for a while, then was incorporated into Veitchia, and is back to its own genus again. They look a lot like Veitchias in the landscape, are cheap and readily obtainable, and are prone to cold or freeze damage. Most all in my neighborhood, including two in my yard, went to the dump after the two lousy winters a few years back. The Veitchias are growing nicely.
     
  40. annafl

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    So Phil, or anyone else, which veitchias are hardy to our area ( approx. 27 degrees F)?
     

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