Thanksgiving Day Parade again ????

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Nov 22, 2012.

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  1. Moose

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    I know its been done before here. The Moose got up early to prepare the Turkey (in the oven at 5:45 am). Cranked up on a pot of coffee - a predawn saunter with a camera produced these pictures this morning. Please feel free to add to the parade! :)

    Contest - whoever can name all the crotons photos I post this morning gets a 25lb Turkey as a prize. :eek:
     

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  5. Moose

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    The Turkey has 1 hour and 50 minutes more to go ...
     

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  11. Moose

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    ... 6 hours and 15 minutes later - time to free the bird from the oven. :D
     

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  13. Bullwinkle

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    The answer for all the items listed above are Codiaeum Variegatum .Where can I collect my turkey!!
     
  14. andy

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    CONGRATS !!!!!!!!!!!!! YOUR A WINNER OF A 25 LB TURKEY
    ITS ON ITS WAY
    the winner must pay shipping and a small handeling,and processingfee oh! plus state tax total $78.50 its a heavy bird
    THANKS AGAIN FOR PLAYING
    I CANT WAIT MOOSE FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS PARADE
     
  15. Moose

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    Ate Turkey, watched football - fell asleep. Woke up, ate Turkey, watched football ... repeat :eek:

    The parade continues ... :eek:
     

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  16. Rags

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    Beautiful and colourful parade.......... reminds me of a Trini carnival....
     
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  20. Emmylou

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    Wow Ron, That was better than Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Your collection is growing and becoming more beautiful all the time. Marnie
     
  21. Moose

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    ... the parade is starting to wind down ;)
     

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  22. Moose

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    Hope everyone on this forum had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, friends and significant others. All photos were taken Thanksgiving morning at the Moose Land. Thus endth the Moose parade ... :(
     

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  23. Jeff Searle

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    Ron,

    The garden/collection of crotons has come a long way. Your doing a great job and will be a good source for cuttings to share long when were all gone. "Hey, lets go over to the old Keifert garden", I remember when old man Ron..........
     
  24. palmisland

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    GONE??? where are we going??? Lets go to the old Searle estate for some cuttings.:p
     
  25. Moose

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    Randy - Jeff has unfortunately seen many a garden's demise after the property ownership has changed. John Bender's garden from what I have been told wasjust incredible. If you saw it today - it is just short of being criminal. :mad:
     
  26. Moose

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    Last years parade. It was great to review this thread, now I realize how much they have come along in a years time.

    Anyone care to try ID's? :p I was a little confused on some of them briefly.:confused:

    Please feel free to add your bling to the parade! ;)
     
  27. Jeff Searle

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    Ron,

    Another year has come and gone. And I'm thankful to be a part of this great group of people. Ron, were a year closer to a tour of the Mooseland too.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.
     
  28. annafl

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    Thanks, Jeff. Hope yours was happy and fun.
     
  29. Moose

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    Post #1 Photo # 1 is Judy's Beauty.Here are some updated photos of the same plant this morning.
     

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  30. Moose

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    Post #1 Photo #2 is Arthur Howe. A small air layer from this plant was an auction plant at the Glock Garden Tour. Here is an updated photo of the same plant this morning.
     

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  31. Moose

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    Post#1 Photo #3 is Rafael. This plant was getting leggy so two air layers have been removed from this plant since the original post. Here is an updated photo from this morning.
     

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  32. Moose

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    Post #1 Photo #4 is a croton that I got tagged as Red Banana. Not 100% convinced that this name is correct. Since the original photo in this thread was posted, it got very leggy so 4 small air layers were made. Here is an updated photo of the same plant this morning.
     

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  33. Moose

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    Post #1 Photo #5 is Irresistibile. Here are some updated photos of the same plant this morning.
     

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  34. Moose

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    Post #1 Photo #6 is Red Quill. Here are some updated photos of the same Red Quill this morning. A small air layer was taken from this plant a couple of weeks ago - it was encroaching on my walkway to the front door.
     

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  35. Moose

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    Post #1 Photo #7 is Polychrome. This has been a relatively slow cultivar for me. It has picked up in its growth rate this past year. Here are updated photos of the same Polychrome from this morning.
     

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  36. Moose

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    Post #2 Photo #1 is Eleanor Roosevelt. Here is the same Eleanor Roosevelt this morning. She is about 6 ft now.
     

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  37. Moose

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    Post #2 Photo #2 was a branch from Leopardia. Here is an updated shot of the same branch this morning. Next photo is overall aspect of Leopardia - she is @ 7 ft now. The last photo is same Leopardia growing through the chain link fence.
     

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  38. Moose

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    Post #2 Photo #2 is Thomas Edison from the side that gets little sun exposure. Here is the same Thomas Edison from the non sunny side. The next photo is the sun exposed side. Updated photos taken this morning.
     

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  39. Moose

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    Sorry - the original post was Post #2 Photo #3
     
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    Post #2 Photo #4 is Magnificient & Sybil Griffin.

    Post #2 Photo #7 is Sybil Griffin.

    Here are some shots of Sybil Griffin from this morning. Still not enough light to bring out her full potential. Not much growth in the last year because of shading. The stems have gotten much thicker.
     

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