Some of the More Unusual Ones

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

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Thanks Phil for you suggestion Curious though that no one has posted info about that function here. This forum gets visited 24/7 by many visitors. It would be a good exposure for the Society to post in this forum. :p

    Look how many "hits" Jeff has gotten posting his sale notice with photos here.
    The photos really draw attention and expose potential croton heads to the beauty of these unique plants, IMO. :rolleyes:

    Ron. :)
     
  2. Crazy for Crotons

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    Ron,

    Jeff, the Glocks and a few others have made the trek northwest before. Most croton afficionados from SE Florida however, don't typically make the journey to the Tampa Bay area. It might be worth making the trip this year.

    Ray
     
  3. Moose

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    Ray - I agree. Like to see who in this area would be interested so we could car pool or make a caravan.

    2nd-ly, The pandamonium yesterday was nuts at 8:00 am is what I heard in the croton area at Jeff's Sale. I got there real late, Like 8:20 am, had to park a quarter of a mile away. I was shocked to see the croton area about 85% empty by 8:30 am. Crotons seem to be getting real popular again!

    I started a seperate thread for my new acqusitions from the sale, complete with photos.

    Ron. :)
     
  4. Crazy for Crotons

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    Yes, the biggest croton renaissance since the 30's and 40's has arrived.
     
  5. Moose

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    There should be T-shirts made, " I survived the Croton Mosh Pit". 10/02/2009 LOL *****:eek:
     
  6. Sihara

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    And I should have one of those shirts! :D

    We got there in advance of opening, and the cars were already lining up. We made a beeline for the crotons and snagged ones I'd been dreaming about, Dayspring, Royal Flush, Glen Roof and Chief. And one I'd never even seen - Geisha Girl, what a sight that is! So we grabbed it. Along with Thomas Edison, Charles Rutherford, Sweet Marie, and Multicolor.

    Hey Ray, did anyone buy the big Victoria? Wish I could have fit it in my car - I'd have bought it!

    And we totally stuffed that little car. All of it survived the trip fine, even the lone palm (A. ipot if anyone's curious).
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

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    The big Queen Victoria was still there Friday afternoon. Perhaps someone snagged it afterwards.
     
  8. fawnridge

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    It was still there on Saturday afternoon as well.
     
  9. Moose

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    I was really eyeballing that "Queen Victoria "myself as well as the monster "Bravo". They were priced to sell however I was already space challenged in my truck. Being in Coral Gables, I did not look forward to having to get out my electric chipping hammer to make those big holes. That is what helped me finalize the decision to pass. Besides my new additions (34), I still have another 7 to get planted. Next weekend is Columbus day weekend, guess what I will be doing for three days? :mad:
     
  10. Moose

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    Will the croton eye candy be available first weekend of October? :eek:
     
  11. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    Are you asking for a few pictures prior to the sale to sweeten your taste buds? The list is close to complete and will be close to 150 varieties in total.
     
  12. irene_kingsley

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    Omg. Perfect! I totally enjoyed looking at those pics.. i love e un-named croton (Father's Day)! Awesome!
     
  13. Moose

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    Jeff - Irene is in Singapore and will most likely not be coming to your sale.

    Some pre-sale photos would be nice for Irene's sake! :rolleyes:

    It's hard to see them the morning of the sale, everything is a blur. I even saw Steve Nock praticing and refining his flying elbow technique for the early Friday morning dash! LOL ;)

    A list of Crotons would not hurt my feelings. :)
     
  14. zone11dreamer

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    I would love a glen roof but Friday is a work day for me. It is a long drive for me to go on Saturday, only for plants on my wish list not to be there.. Anybody out there can start a glen roof for me ? I took a ride up to see what Cleo had for sale. Sadly , no glen roof .
     
  15. TikiRick

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    Royal Flush is mine.
     
  16. Moose

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    Ryan will PM the croton availability list to you if you request it from him on Palm Talk. :)
     
  17. Moose

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    I love revisiting this thread. Some memories and some good looking crotons too. :)

    Thought I would bump it since alot of newbies may never had seen it. ;)
     
  18. Kipjanet

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    Moose Thanks for the bump. Just love Captain Gilbert Cutler in post #3. This is on my wish list for auction. Kip
     
  19. Moose

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