That was not a earthquake you felt in Tampa

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Apr 10, 2010.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    It was me jumping up and down today. The Crotons that I feared were lost to the cold are showing new growth at ground level. Back from the dead are Red King,Q.Victoria,Gloriosum Superbum,Andreanum,Green&Gold,Zanzibar, F.Roosevelt,Queen of Siam,Fantasy,Ramshorn and Yellow Iceton.:):):):)
     
  2. Moose

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    Great news Scott! Some of the ones coming back are on Rays list of casualties. Ran into him (Crazy about Crotons) at the Palm Beach Palm & Cycad Society Sale in Boyton Beach yesterday. He showed me his list, about a 33% BBQ rate. :(
     
  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I am a big fan of happy endings. :)
     
  4. MattyB

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    Both kinds.
     
  5. irene_kingsley

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    Woah! i have not seen Queen of Siam before.The one i have is King of Siam. Could you be kind enough to post it online? CONGRATS to your new growth. I heard that this years' winter is the coldest in about 50yrs.. Glad that they are recovering. =) Yellow Iceton is a NICE cv!!!
     
  6. ScotTi

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    Irene, Welcome! Here is a pic (not the best) of Queen of Siam taken in the fall. It still holds one leaf after all the cold. The plant was a single stem but is now putting out 8 shoots along the stem.
     

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    New growth pictures as of today.
     

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  9. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Not to fear crotonheads. What is thought to be dead, will be full by July.
     
  10. ScotTi

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    I can not believe how fast they are growing now. I have only 4 that I see no new bud growth on, but I still have not given up on them.
     
  11. irene_kingsley

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    oh.. So that is how Queen of Siam looks like.. Unlike King of Siam which has more colour variation. hehe..
     
  12. Moose

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    Scott - I take a page from TikiRick's method and would start hitting them with Bayers 3-1 right now. You don't want any critters sucking any life or energy out of those budding leaves after what they have been through. The liquid fertilizer in it would be like liquid love! ;) I am glad things are looking better for you. I know you were a bit down like many in your situation.

    We need to shake Ray (Crazy for Crotons) out of his doldrums. Last time I saw him he mentioned something about moving to Minnesota and starting a conifer collection. Just kidding - How about giving us a shout Ray? Who better to understand your pain than fellow Crotonheads? ;)
     
  13. ScotTi

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    The Crotons received the Bayers 3-1 treatment last weekend. I will be planting the potted Crotons I purchased in the fall in the Croton garden this weekend.
     

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