Spring croton tour

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Bullwinkle, Jan 23, 2019.

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  1. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Hello all,I spoke with Mike Harris yesterday and he has graciously offered his wonderful garden up for our spring garden tour and auction :) We have come up with a date of Saturday Mar 30 but that day can be amended based on conflicts etc.The Fairchild Ramble is April 13 so I think that day is certainly not a good one.
    Other details to follow such as times,other gardens to be included etc.
     
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  2. Phil Stager

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    Great choice of primary venue! Unfortunately, 30-March not too good for me; 6-April would be better.
     
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  3. Bullwinkle

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    Thanks Phil,April 6 works also,March 23rd is probably good too.We will keep taking votes.
     
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  4. waykoolplantz

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    We had great weather and a wonderful crowd last year.
    Hope to see everyone again
     

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  5. annafl

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    March 23 doesn't work for me, but the others do. Can't wait!
     
  6. waykoolplantz

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    Both Fairchild Ramble & Palm Beach’s Mounts Sale both on 13/14 of April...so April 6 or 27 might work.
    Later may be better as we have yet to see what Ol Man Winter has in store for us...recovery time may be needed
     
  7. Bullwinkle

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    So far April 6th is leading the pack
     
  8. Judy Glock

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    March 30 does not work for us but April 6 would be much better!,
     
  9. Jeff Searle

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    The end of March and April 6th is good for me. And while were on the subject, I have mentioned to a few people already that I would like to host a Croton/Palm Society tour this fall sometime. No dates yet, but possibly in early November. We can talk more as time goes on.
     
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    Glad you’re good for April 6...hopefully we can put your auctioneering skills to good use.

    A daytime visit to your garden is due...I’m sure all appreciate the invite. Always a jaw-dropping display of colors & shapes in the best palm garden around.
     
  11. Bullwinkle

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    I spoke with a few people outside of the forum (Cookie etc) and they are all good with April 6.
     
  12. Jeff Searle

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    Thank you Mike, you and your garden are quite well known in south Florida as well. I just had a great idea, if you don't mind maybe we can get Ryan to put together a flyer promoting this garden tour (as long as we have a date established) and I'll have them sitting on a table in the croton section at my upcoming Extravaganza Sale. The sale is the first weekend of March so the timing would be perfect. A good way to get some new faces interested. What do you think?

    Jeff
     
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  13. Bullwinkle

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    Good idea Jeff,a flyer would be great.Let us hope for a great turnout.As of now it is looking like April 6.More details to follow
     
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    April 6th works for us!
     
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    another Flyer... just what I needed.

    What should it say besides...

    "Croton Meeting & Garden Tour"
    "April 6th, 2019"
    "Free Booze"

    Should have something like Croton Fans, or Croton Group, as there is no society. It would need a contact, as I don't think a blanket address should be put on there, unless people want that.

    Ryan
     
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  17. Bullwinkle

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    Thanks Ryan,flyer should read.

    Croton Meeting, Auction & Garden Tour
    Saturday April 6th, 2019
    Cooper City Florida
    Please email colorfulcrotons@gmail.com for more info


     
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  18. Palmarum

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    A draft of the flyer. I have plenty of time to add or change things between now and the first weekend of the sale in March. I figured to have copies out in the brochure holders along the sidewalk in the shadehouse and some near the registers up front, maybe under the barn during lunchtime.

    Garden Tour Flyer_S19.jpg

    Ryan
     
  19. Phil Stager

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    Nice looking broadside!
     
  20. Bullwinkle

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    Very nice
     
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    Free Booze? Beer, wine or Sangria?
     
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    Might need even more, as it could be a large group of people. I could find some photos from an old meeting to put on the flyer.

    Ryan
     
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    Any more info for the tour flyer?

    Ryan
     
  24. Bullwinkle

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    I think the flyer is fine as it is.We have set up the email to receive any questions

    Thanks
     
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    Btw. Happy Birthday
     
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    :RakeBash2
     
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    Do we get to feed the Koi and the turtles?
     
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    Feeding time.
     
  30. waykoolplantz

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    Hope your air layers will be ready for April 6th.
    Our mild winter has the crotons, palms and bobs lookin good.
    Crew staring to tidy up the garden for our Croton party.
    Will be great to see you all again.
     
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  31. Palmarum

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    Around 50 flyers for the garden tour, Croton meeting went out during the first weekend of the 'Ganza. Some seemed interested in it, while others were grabbing one of each flyer, list, brochure, etc. that was on display. I have some ready for the second Friday, and can print more if needed.

    Ryan
     
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  32. waykoolplantz

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    Thanks
    I was there early and was pleased to hear Jeff say he had a good turnout and thanks to all for coming.
     
  33. palmisland

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    I may have to bring some freshly cut air layers. A few probably won't be well rooted enough to bring potted up..................
     
  34. Bullwinkle

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    I did a few airlayers in Nov that are ready now.I took a chance thinking we would have a warm winter and it worked out.It is amazing how mild the winters have become down here.I had only one night in the 40's all winter.I will have some good ones ready.I will post some pics soon.
     
  35. Jeff Searle

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    I had a very good talk with a couple at the sale that was up from the upper Keys that really showed interest in attending. I think we will have a good crowd.

    What's the croton limited one can bring for the auction?
     
  36. Bullwinkle

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    We have been allowing up to 7 crotons each for the auction.I will not have 7 good ones maybe 5??
    But whoever has more than that can just sell them ,there is usually a for sale section.
     
  37. Jeff Searle

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    Thanks Mike. I thought it was 7 but wanted to make sure. Ryan and I really pushed this with my customers during the recent sale. I'm sure Judy, Ray and Tim did as well. I just wish there was some input on what food is coming or needed, plates, napkins, forks, cups, etc. Don't forget to bring a chair?
     
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    I have a client who specifically asked me for an Arrowhead and a yellow Iceton, neither of which I have in my inventory. If anybody could bring one, I would appreciate it (so would my client)!
     
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    Does it look like this image.jpg
     
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  40. Jeff Searle

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    I have a very nice Milky Way, a 4' Mona Lisa and a Showgirl so far picked out. I look forward to seeing what others are bringing.
     
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