Series #3....Mr Aubrey Christian

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Feb 11, 2012.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Aubrey was best known for identifying his new crotons with famous artist. Some of the most colorful crotons we know today were from Aubrey Christain and below are some of them. If there are others, please include them.

    Polychrome
    Claude Lorraine
    Rubens
    Mosaic
    Corot
    MichaelangeloBlotched Corot
    Aubrey Christian
    Confucious
    Norman Rockwell
    Christians Landscape
    Carmen Christian
    Raphael
    Christiana
    Tapestry
     
  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Rembrandt
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Corot.JPG Corot 2.JPG Corot :)
     
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  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Carmen Christian.JPG Carmen Christian :)
     
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  5. Moose

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    Christian's Landscape.JPG Christian's Landscape :)
     
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  6. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Rubens
     

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    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Norman Rockwell:cool:
     

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  8. Moose

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    Claude Lorraine 1.JPG Claude Lorraine 2.JPG Claude Lorraine :)
     
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  9. palmisland

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    Mmmmm...I need a Claude Lorraine.
     
  10. Crazy for Crotons

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    Randy, I can bring you a recently rooted cutting on the 25th.
     
  11. palmisland

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    Thanks;)
     
  12. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Rembrandt (I think :rolleyes:)
     

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  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Are you coming?
     
  14. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Probably not but I'm sending plants with Phil.
     
  15. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Thanks You're not coming?
     
  16. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Phil & the Queen Mary never made it ... :p
     
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    Claude Lorraine.jpg Claude Lorraine
     
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  18. Moose

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    Randy - it appears that your Rubens looks to be the "real deal". This has proved to be an elusive cultivar to many collectors.

    Here is an update to the Carmen Christian from post #4.

    Carmen Christian 1.JPG Carmen Christian 2.JPG
     
  19. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Great photos, Ron. Carmen Christian is looking good! Why is Corot so pink? I'm used to seeing it yellow-orange, but the plant definitely looks right. Is it in a lot of shade? Gorgeous Rubens, Randy. Great thread. I'd love to see Phil's Christiana again to see how it's progressed. Phil, please?
     
  20. Moose

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    Ana - the pictured Corot was in very heavy shade. So heavy that its growth was very slow. I air layered that plant and will be planted it in a sunnier area of the garden.
     
  21. Phil Stager

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    Christiana and Corot DSCN5152.JPG DSCN5153.JPG DSCN5154.JPG DSCN5155.JPG
     
  22. Phil Stager

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    Christiana and Corot DSCN5152.JPG DSCN5153.JPG DSCN5154.JPG DSCN5155.JPG
     
  23. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks, Phil! Your avatar is adorable! What is that lovely pooch's name? Sooo cute! Sooo sweet, it fits you well.:)

    Christiana is looking strong and lovely, and your Corot is gorgeous! It has lots of pink/reds also. News to me that it can have so much of those colors. I need to see more crotons/gardens. Come on, people, let's regroup and start going places!
     
  24. Phil Stager

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    That's Otto - a cranky 15 year old Yorkie
     
  25. Moose

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    Rembrandt - just put an air layer on it yesterday morning for Mike Woolery. One of the few casualties from his move.

    Rembrandt.JPG
     
  26. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Great color on your Rembrandt. What light does it get?
     
  27. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Phil, Otto may be an old, cranky guy, but he's looking at you through adoring eyes. What a sweetheart!
     

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