While still in my underwear earlier this Sunday morning, a friend dropped by unannounced and with him was Cleofar. Cleo is Dr. Brown's Valkaria Gardens caretaker. I was like, "Cool". Half my plants are from him. So, it was an honor to have someone who for a long time has been a croton collector/propagator tour my garden. He helped me name some of the croton I have and was stumped on some others. Its always nice to have someone who is respected and well known in the field come to tour your garden. It makes you a little apprehensive, but he said my yard looks really good. At one point he stopped and said, "you have a lot of croton." He was impressed! For his kind words he drove off with juicy longan and mango for his drive back home. A surprise visit I thought I would share. Luckily we had a party here last night and the yard was in tip top shape from Saturday's yard work.