Summer on Summerland

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jerry Shilling, Aug 26, 2013.

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  1. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    We are away much of the summer, but I manage to get back for a few weeks to check on things, pot up the airlayers etc. I always take a few photos to keep me going until I return.

    Lt. Paget
    Gonzales
    Irresistible
    Diane
    Mosaic
    Queen of Siam
     

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  2. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    and...

    Arthur Howe
    Cameo
    Cronstadt
    General Lawrence
    Buddy
    Ortegas Hybrid
     

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  3. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    and...

    Madam Butterfly
    Madam Butterfly (2nd form)
    Davis Hybrid
    Peace
    Majesticum
     

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  4. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Last ones...

    Flamingo
    Joe Friday
    Jungle Queen
    Pride of Naples
    Limelight
     

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  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Its unbelievable, every plant in perfect condition, every plant exhibiting exceptional color.

    Jerry are you using reverse osmosis watering system ?

    The Glocks have problems with iguanas in paradise, how do you keep them from eating your plants ?

    If there was to be a new croton book and Jerry's crotons were used in the photos think of the controversy. The rest of the croton mortals would be wondering "why don't mine look like the one in the book"?
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ana - if you use Jerry's photos in the Wiki, you need to use * disclaimer.

    *This cultivar grown by Jerry Schilling, no one else's looks this good!
     
  7. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Very impressive. Nice to see what these plants look like under ideal conditions. Great eye candy for a Monday morning!
     
  8. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Absolute perfection!
     
  9. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Stunning as usual, and like Phil said, what a great way to wake up on a Monday morning and to see these. The Madam Butterfly and Flamingo are just outrageous. But what's the history behind your Davis plant?
     
  10. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Oh my goodness, Jerry, I'm going to have fun with these! They bring such pleasure to my eyes! Thanks so much for posting them. Please keep posting all your beauties. That Gonzales and Mosaic are out of this world. Yes, it's great to have plants in the wiki that are something to aspire to. Thanks! My coffee went down so smoothly this morning. A great start to a Monday, as Phil said.:D
     
  11. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding Jerry:) Damn, now that's what their supposed to look like! :p
     
  12. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Jerry ....sure does look great. When's the tour. Chris
     
  13. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Great plants as always, that Majesticum needs to go into the Wiki.It is a pretty slow plant but one of my favorites.
     
  14. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much for the wonderful comments. I think you actually made me blush this morning.

    Jeff, I believe the Davis came from Chris at the 'silent auction' tour you had your place a couple of years ago. Is that possible Chris?
     
  15. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Waiting for Pixie is really something...poor Jodi. Doc said this morning, everything looks great, Pixie could come tonight or anytime in the next two weeks. So I guess I'll post some more pictures.

    I just hope you don't interpert it as "in your face bragging" or anything. I'm completely devoted to these plants & hobby. I'm pushing my plants hard. I'm very focused on eliminating any form of plant stress...24/7. My goal is to reach maximum potential for the plant,and to have bigger leaves than Judy's, which can only be attained by creating perfect conditions and thus making for an extremely happy plant. In a few days, I'll bump Rickies thread on the "science of growing crotons in the keys" or something like that and share some of my observations and thoughts. Onward through the Fog...
     

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  16. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    oops...forgot the names on the previous post

    AFD5
    Ovalifolium
    Dreer7
    Raphael
    Baron James de Rothscild

    and below...

    Duncan Macaw
    Doris
    Commotion
    Prince Phillip
    Inca
     

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  17. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Jerry, keep up the good work, I think I speak for everyone when I say WOW HOLY-MOLY BEAUTIFUL.:cool:
     
  18. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Wow! Jerry, Thanks for posting the great photos of your super plants.
     
  19. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    King of Siam
    Monarch
    Chief
    Sweet Marie
    Carmen Christian
    General Marshall
     

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  20. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Last ones...

    Princess Eugenia
    Her Highness
    Stain Glass
    Tortoise Shell
    Magnificent
    William Jennings Bryan with blotched sport
     

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  21. Plant Nut

    Plant Nut Active Member

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    I think all the expressions of praise have already been used and rightly so. Not only are you doing a phenomenal job growing your crotons but you take great pictures too and you so willing share them with us. Thank-you... Please, just keep them coming!
     
  22. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Jerry, I could look at your plants all day! Please don't hesitate to post them! The more, the better, I know everyone is with me here. Your hard work and wonderful conditions make for incredible plants. Thanks for giving us something to aspire to.

    Now, Jerry, your observation of 'perfect conditions' are what? Can you tell us? What is your 'perfect lighting'? What about your perfect soil, fertilization regimen, etc? I'm sure you've tried different things and studied it. What's worked the very best for you? I'm still struggling with finding what's perfect lighting for my plants, what to do for fertilizing, etc. You've been at it longer with amazing results. I'd love to hear how you do it!:eek:
     
  23. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    I've been a fan of yours and your Croton Garden for awhile now and you never disappoint with your exquisite cultivars.

    The problem with that is how do you top the previous post? Just please keep on posting my friend, keep on posting so we can all see how its done !!! :D
     
  24. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Great idea in your labeling of each pic (it shows up clearly in the expanded version) in case pics and labels in msg get mixed up.
     
  25. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Jerry,

    I'm a little disappointed in the leaf size of your Monarch. Then again, you might of forgot to fertilize that plant when you did all the others. Lol. I'm watching.........
     

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