Some of the More Unusual Ones

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Sep 14, 2009.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ray / Ron,

    I'll try to get a few pictures today or maybe monday. My commotion in the yard for some reason has lots of small leaves now and dosen't look that good. I have better looking ones in pots. I'll get a pic. of Spirale also.

    Jeff
     
  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, how about a photo of Prince Of Orange? I don't remember what that one looks like.
     
  3. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    I will be there at 8am on Friday packing heat. If ANYONE attempts to distract me, trip me, or throw that old lady in front of me (like last time), there will be fatal consequences. From working the BSO Homicide so long, I can make it look like a tragic accident or suicide.

    Forty four stab wounds all over the body from a Phoenix canariensis could be the worst suicide ever!!!

    You people better pray on Thursday night that I take the right medication to calm my (croton) nerves!!!
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Rick,

    JUST CALM DOWN !!! CALM DOWN. After several days at the health clinic, my advice would be, double the medication your on and don't come alone, bring the aid with you. Don't worry, they'll be plenty of crotons to choose from.

    Am I going to have to hand out numbers to everyone to get in line?:D



    Jeff
     
  5. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Ah cripes, if I don't take my meds can I come too?
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    It's just the Packers, don't worry.
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I should get the first number for dedication. See the bite marks on my butt for jumping the fence pre-dawn. Thought I could wear a red shirt and hide until opening. :rolleyes:



    Ron. :p
     
  8. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Ron - Just remember, the free hamburgers and hot dogs start on Saturday. Now, what's more important - food or Crotons?
     
  9. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Let me get back to you on that one.
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ricky - I have consumed exactly 1 hamburger in the last 6 years. That should tell you where my focus is. My problem is Jeff has more Palms and Bromeliads (Crotons this year) available than my budget allows for. Recently I have been going on Fridays at the opening hour, no food that day and I don't care. Surrounded by serious plant people is food enough for me!

    Jeff - 9 days to go. Get on Ryan's butt and give us more pictures!!!!!
     
  11. fawnridge

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    See for us, we don't eat hamburgers or hot dogs at home because that involves "grilling". True barbecue enthusiasts that we are, all meat gets cooked low and slow, so I relish the opportunity to have a few grilled items when I go to Jeff's. Of course, I never leave without some plants. This time I'm hoping to pick up 3 or 4 dozen variegated Neos. - Dongles is what I believe Jeff calls them.
     
  12. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Just got my cleats out. Better not be slower than me.
     
  13. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Boy, you guys are scaring me. Should I bring out the ribs and fish for the heavy hitters?:D



    Jeff
     
  14. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Ribs sound great for breakfast.
     
  15. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm...How does ribs and Ben Alexander sound for breakfast? Or maybe hot dogs and some "commotion" ? And hamburgers go really well together with "Fathers Day".
     
  16. fawnridge

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    If you bring out the ribs, just remember I'm a certified barbecue judge under both Florida Barbecue Association and Memphis In May guidelines. You might be better off sticking with the burgers.
     
  17. Moose

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    You have Ben Alexander? :confused: Don't start teasing Jeff! :(
     
  18. Moose

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    Jeff - where is the updated croton list from Ryan? Your sale starts in 6 days 3hrs. and 51 minutes. But who is counting down anyway :p I am sure you are very very busy right now preparing your plants. ;)

    Ron. :)
     
  19. Jeff Searle

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    Yaaaah, I am extreamly busy dude. I had some definite name changes when Bob Alonzo was here for 7 hours between the nursery and my house on monday. Also, a few surprises and maybe one big surprise. The list should be complete by monday.
     
  20. fawnridge

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    Great ad in the Sun-Sentinel, Jeff.
     
  21. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, 5 large Tapestries for sale next weekend??
     
  22. Moose

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    Glad to hear that you and Bob Alonzo finally hooked up! :)
     
  23. Jeff Searle

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    Thanks Ricky. You know what they say, you have to spend money to make money. Back when we had our spring sale, the Sun Sentinel came out and did a story on our nursery/sale earlier that week. It really helped us by bringing in new customers. So we decided from that moment on, we would pay for an ad and I think we made the right decission. It's not cheap, that's for sure.
     
  24. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ray,

    You got bloodhound blood in you somewhere? Lol! Ok, time will tell. But, Bob saw a really pathetic looking croton at the house and said there's a 50/50 chance that it could actually be a Tapestry. It's holding very few leaves, hasen't grown much in the three plus years it's been planted and is barely holding on. It's pinkish red in color and has a narrow leaf. The one good thing going for it is, that it came from the old Robert Halgrim collection at his home and Bob said he had one there planted. All I can say is, it's going to get a "shitload" of attention from now on. And fertilizer too!
     
  25. Sihara

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    Aha! There's an idea - I'll have my henchman.... er... husband DISTRACT you, while I seize the crotons! I'm driving hellbent all the way from St. Pete and am already in croton-manic frenzy!

    And I have dibs on the Sybil - I must have it arrrrgh!
     
  26. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    Wow Jeff thanks for all the pictures!! Those are all beautiful!
     
  27. Moose

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    I hope that Judy Glock is wearing a Kevlar Vest.
    This could get ugly at 8:01 am.
    :eek:
     
  28. Jeff Searle

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    Ron,

    (shaking my head)......I think Judy's going to need some quick pre-sale hand to hand combat training prior to 8:00am. I might also slip her a Xanex in her coffee earlier too.:D



    Jeff
     
  29. Moose

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    She sure could use a well trained Travis standing by her side! :D
     
  30. Borgy230

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    well, I used my covert skills from paintball to sneak into the nursery today and snap some pics, start drooling everyone!
     

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  31. Moose

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    :cool:Wow - most will be gone this time next monday! :eek:
     
  32. Sihara

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    Monday? Methinks they may be gone by 9 am Friday :D

    Loved the pix! But try as I might, I can't pick out the Dayspring or the Royal Flushies. Now where might they be hiding?
     
  33. Crazy for Crotons

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    Ahh Dayspring, an old Florida classic. It's harder to find than one would think.
     
  34. fawnridge

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    I have a large Dayspring in the garden if you'd like a cutting or two.
     
  35. Jeff Searle

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    This was true, but just so you all know, Rob has left for business and won't be back until sunday morning. He's missing friday and saturday, and he ain't very happy about it.:mad: But I told him, there will be plenty of Petra's and Gold Dust still on sunday.:D
     
  36. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I see some really nice stuff in the photos!
     
  37. Moose

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    That is very mean Jeff, completely accurate, but mean to say the least!
    :mad: :eek:
     
  38. Crazy for Crotons

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    Thanks for the offer Ricky. I've had a Dayspring for a few years but forgot from where it came.
     
  39. Moose

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    If I don't get one of these on Friday, I will be flyng over the nursery in a helicopter with 4,000 gallons of round-up!!!!! Sorry, I don't mean it but I really need that cultivar :eek:
     
  40. Phil Stager

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    Good chance there may be a few smaller ones at the Croton Society's booth at the USF Sale next weekend. Patience is a valuable asset in any collecting endeavor (esp if one does not have a ton of cash...)
     

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