The 17th Annual Spring ‘Ganza - Croton and Palm Lists

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  1. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    This is the first draft of the Croton List for the upcoming Spring 'Ganza. It is considered nearly complete, with the usual, possible last-minute additions. I did my best with the spelling, but if you see something that needs to be corrected, please post it. I have also attached the list as a (.pdf) file.

    Searle Brothers Nursery, Inc. &
    The Rainforest Collection ®

    The 17th Annual Spring ‘Ganza
    March 6th, 7th, 8th, -
    13th, 14th, 15th 2015

    Croton List
    149 cultivars –
    Draft 95% Complete

    Common Name
    #007
    #555
    #6901
    #93
    Andrea Searle
    Andreanum
    Antilla
    Applause
    Baron Rothschild
    Ben Alexander
    Bimbo
    Black Beauty
    Bogoriensis
    Bravo
    Cameo
    Captain Gilbert Cutler
    Catherine Gephart
    Charmer
    Chief
    Chili Pan
    Christmas
    Clipper
    Colonel Bob Bullock
    Colonel Lindbergh
    Columbia
    Columbiana
    Commotion
    Compté de Castelaine
    Compté de Germiny
    Coppinger Hybrid
    Corkscrew
    Cornbread
    Cornelius
    Czar Alexander
    Daisy's Pride
    David's Pride
    Davis #1
    Dayspring
    Diane
    Dr. Alix
    Dream Girl
    Dreer #7
    Eleanor Fischler
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Ellen Rutherford
    Embassy
    Ernestine Delarue
    Ethel Craig
    Evansianus
    Excellent
    Father's Day
    Faye Miller
    Fire Breath
    Fishbone
    Flamingo
    Franklin Roosevelt
    Freckles
    Geisha Girl
    General Lawrence
    General MacArthur
    General Marshall
    Glen Roof
    Gloriosa
    Gold Finger
    Harvest Moon
    Helen Edge
    Her Highness
    Herringbone
    Illustris
    Inca
    Irresistible
    Joe Friday
    Judy's Beauty
    Juliette Delarue
    Jungle Queen
    Kentucky
    King of Siam
    Lt. Paget
    Macarthuri
    Madame Fernand Kohl
    Magnificent
    Major Dade
    Mammey
    Mardi Gras
    Maximum (Bender #2)
    Mike Ferrer
    Monarch
    Mons. Florin
    Mosaic
    Mother's Day
    Nestor
    Norma
    Oak Leaf Superba
    Old Legend
    Ortega's Hybrid
    Philippine Red
    Pink Davis
    Pink Eburneum
    Pink Passion
    Pitcarin
    Plaid Oak
    Playboy
    Pop's Yard
    President Reagan
    Pride of Naples
    Pride of Winter Haven
    Prince of Orange
    Princess Eugenia
    Queen Elizabeth
    R. L. Farquad
    Rainbow Candy
    Raphael
    Rapture
    Red Quill
    Red Thai
    Rheedii
    Robert Lavalois
    Rodder's Pink Veitchii
    Roseo Pictus
    Royal Flush
    Rudy Bachman
    Searle #5
    Seminole Pink
    Seminole Queen
    Shady Lane
    Showgirl
    Son of Joe Friday
    Spirale
    Stain Glass
    Stoplight
    Super Petra
    Sweet Looking
    Thanksgiving, 'Blotched'
    Thea
    Three Toes
    Tiffany
    Tiger Eye
    Tropical Feel
    W. F. Dreer
    Waterfall
    Weismannii
    West Wall
    White Bravo
    William Craig
    William Jennings Bryan, 'Blotched'
    W o o ton Beauty
    Yellow Duncan Macaw
    Yellow Fever
    Yellow Petra

    Ryan
     

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  2. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    The Palm & Cycad list is ready as a draft, as of today, Sunday the 1st. At the time I got the list, there were still areas of the nursery being looked through and others being double-checked for palms to be pulled. I put the list at 80% complete as there will more likely be more species. I attached the list as a (.pdf) file.

    Searle Brothers Nursery, Inc. &
    The Rainforest Collection ®

    The 17th Annual Spring ‘Ganza
    March 6th, 7th, 8th, -
    13th, 14th, 15th 2015

    Palm & Cycad List
    Draft 3-1-15 – 80% Complete
    About 239 Species

    Genus - Species - Sizes
    Acanthophoenix crinita #3
    Actinokentia divaricata #1 #3
    Actinorhytis calapparia #7
    Adonidia merrillii var. 'Variegated Golden Form' #7
    Allagoptera campestris #7
    Allagoptera caudescens #7
    Allagoptera leucocalyx #7
    Archontophoenix myolensis #1 #3
    Archontophoenix purpurea #3 #7 #10
    Areca catechu #1 #7 #10 CP
    Areca catechu cv. alba #3 #7
    Areca catechu var. 'Dwarf' #15
    Areca hutchinsoniana #3 #7
    Areca macrocalyx var. 'Marie' #7
    Areca montana #1
    Areca vestiaria #1 #3 #7 #15
    Areca vestiaria var. 'Maroon Leaf' #1 #3
    Arenga australasica #7
    Arenga brevipes #15
    Arenga pinnata #7
    Arenga undulatifolia #3 #15
    Asterogyne martiana #3
    Astrocaryum alatum #3
    Astrocaryum standleyanum #3
    Attalea funifera #10
    Bactris gasipaes var. 'Spineless' #7
    Balaka gracilis = seemannii
    Balaka seemannii #3
    Basselinia glabrata #2
    Basselinia pancheri #1 #7
    Beccariophoenix alfredii CP
    Beccariophoenix fenestralis #3 #7
    Beccariophoenix madagascariensis = fenestralis
    Bentinckia condapanna #7
    Bentinckia nicobarica #10
    Bismarckia nobilis et al.
    Borassodendron machadonis #7
    Burretiokentia dumasii #1
    Burretiokentia grandiflora #1
    Burretiokentia hapala #1 #7 #15
    Burretiokentia koghiensis #1 #3
    Burretiokentia vieillardii #3 #7 #15
    Butia capitata #7
    Calyptrocalyx aff. fasciculatus #3
    Calyptrocalyx hollrungii #3 #7
    Calyptrocalyx polyphyllus #7
    Calyptrocalyx sp. ‘Boalak’ #3
    Calyptrocalyx sp. ‘Sanumb’ #7 #10
    Calyptrogyne ghiesbreghtiana #7
    Calyptronoma dulcis = plumeriana
    Calyptronoma plumeriana #1 #10
    Carpentaria acuminata et al.
    Caryota obtusa #3
    Caryota ophiopellis #2 #7
    Chamaedorea adscendens #2
    Chamaedorea brachypoda #7
    Chamaedorea cataractarum et al.
    Chamaedorea ernesti-augustii #1 #3
    Chamaedorea geonomiformis 4in
    Chamaedorea hooperiana #15
    Chamaedorea metallica #1
    Chamaedorea microspadix #3
    Chamaedorea oblongata #3
    Chamaedorea pochutlensis #7
    Chamaedorea stolonifera #3
    Chamaedorea woodsoniana #3
    Chambeyronia macrocarpa #3
    Chelyocarpus chuco #7
    Chuniophoenix nana #7
    Clinostigma exorrhizum #3
    Clinostigma ponapense #10
    Coccothrinax barbadensis #10
    Coccothrinax borhidiana #7 DP
    Coccothrinax borhidiana var. 'Hybrid' #15
    Coccothrinax crinita #3
    Coccothrinax fragrans #7
    Coccothrinax miraguama #3 #15
    Cocos nucifera var. ‘Malayan Green’ et al.
    Copernicia alba #3
    Copernicia berteroana #10
    Copernicia ekmanii #7
    Copernicia fallaensis et al.
    Copernicia glabrescens #7
    Copernicia prunifera #10
    Copernicia x vespertilionum #15
    Corypha umbraculifera #15
    Corypha utan #7
    Cryosophila albida = warscewiczii
    Cryosophila warscewiczii #7
    Cyphophoenix elegans #1 #3 #7 #10
    Cyphophoenix nucele #3
    Cyphosperma balansae #1
    Cyphosperma naboutinense #1 #2
    Cyrtostachys renda #3 #10
    Cyrtostachys sp. 'Hybrid' #7
    Dioon edule #3 #7
    Drymophloeus oliviformis #7
    Dypsis albofarinosa #7
    Dypsis ampasindavae #1
    Dypsis baronii #3
    Dypsis basilonga #10
    Dypsis cabadae et al.
    Dypsis canaliculata #20
    Dypsis carlsmithii #3 #7 #15
    Dypsis heteromorpha #15
    Dypsis hovomantsina #7
    Dypsis lastelliana var. 'Highland Mealybug' #7
    Dypsis leptocheilos et al.
    Dypsis lutea #7a #7b
    Dypsis lutescens et al.
    Dypsis lutescens var. 'Dwarf' #3
    Dypsis madagascariensis #7
    Dypsis mananjarensis #15
    Dypsis nauseosa #15
    Dypsis ovobontsira #7
    Dypsis paludosa #3a #3b
    Dypsis pilulifera #1 #7
    Dypsis pinnatifrons #3
    Dypsis prestoniana #25
    Dypsis procera #1
    Dypsis psammophila #7
    Dypsis rivularis #7
    Dypsis robusta #3
    Dypsis saintelucei #3 #7
    Dypsis sp. #1
    Dypsis sp. '#2' #7
    Dypsis sp. 'Bejou' 4in
    Dypsis tokoravina #7
    Dypsis utilis #7 #10
    Encephalartos concinnus et al.
    Encephalartos munchii et al.
    Euterpe oleracea #7
    Euterpe sp. 'Orange Crownshaft' #7 #10
    Gaussia princeps #3 #7
    Geonoma interrupta #15
    Heterospathe brevicaulis #3
    Heterospathe elata #7
    Heterospathe minor #10
    Hydriastele beguinii #10
    Hydriastele beguinii var. 'Obi Island Form' #7
    Hydriastele cylindrocarpa #3
    Hydriastele dransfieldii #25
    Hydriastele longispatha #7 #10
    Hydriastele pinangoides #3 #7
    Hyophorbe indica #7
    Hyphaene coriacea #7
    Iriartea deltoidea #2 #7
    Itaya amicorum #7
    Johannesteijsmannia magnifica #3
    Johannesteijsmannia perakensis #3
    Kentiopsis oliviformis #10 #25
    Kentiopsis pyriformis #10
    Kerriodoxa elegans #3 #7 #15
    Lanonia dasyantha #1 #3
    Latania verschaffeltii #7
    Lepidozamia peroffskyana #3
    Licuala aurantiaca #15
    Licuala cabalionii #7
    Licuala distans #7
    Licuala fordiana #2 #7
    Licuala glabra var. selangorensis #1
    Licuala grandis #1 #7 #10
    Licuala lauterbachii #10
    Licuala lauterbachii var. bouganvilliensis #7
    Licuala longipes #10
    Licuala naumannii 4in
    Licuala parviflora #5
    Licuala peekelii #7
    Licuala peltata #3 #7
    Licuala peltata var. sumawongii #1 #3 #7 #25
    Licuala ramsayi #3 #10
    Licuala rumphii #1 #3
    Licuala sp. 'Yal Bral' #7
    Licuala spinosa #1
    Livistona rotundifolia = Saribus rotundifolius
    Loxococcus rupicola #1
    Lytocaryum hoehnei #7
    Lytocaryum weddellianum #7
    Marojejya darianii #3
    Masoala madagascariensis #3
    Mauritia flexuosa #3
    Mauritiella armata #15
    Nenga pumila #1
    Neoveitchia storckii #15
    Nephrosperma van-houtteanum #7
    Normanbya normanbyi #7
    Pelagodoxa henryana #7 #15
    Phoenix pusilla #3
    Phoenix rupicola #10
    Phoenix zeylanica = pusilla
    Pinanga coronata var. 'blunt, thin leaf form' #7 #10
    Pinanga elmeri = philippinensis
    Pinanga gracilis #7
    Pinanga heterophylla #1
    Pinanga philippinensis #3
    Pinanga sp. ‘Thai Mottled’ #7
    Pinanga speciosa #7
    Pritchardia affinis = maideniana
    Pritchardia kaalae var. minima #7
    Pritchardia maideniana #7
    Pritchardia napalensis #7
    Pritchardia remota #1
    Pritchardia vuylstekeana 4in
    Pseudophoenix sargentii #7
    Ptychosperma bleeseri #3
    Ptychosperma furcatum #1
    Ptychosperma lauterbachii #3
    Ptychosperma pullenii #1
    Ptychosperma schefferi #3 #10
    Ravenea dransfieldii #10
    Ravenea hildebrandtii #3
    Ravenea krociana #20
    Rhapis excelsa #3
    Rhapis excelsa cv. 'variegated' #10
    Rhapis excelsa cv. nana ‘Super Dwarf’ #1
    Rhapis humilis x cochinchinensis 'Alicia' #7
    Rhapis multifida #7
    Roystonea borinquena #10
    Roystonea oleracea #15
    Sabal domingensis #7
    Salacca zalacca #7
    Saribus rotundifolius #3
    Satakentia liukiuensis #3 #10
    Syagrus botryophora #7
    Syagrus cocoides #7
    Syagrus coronata #10
    Syagrus vermicularis #7
    Veitchia arecina et al.
    Veitchia metiti #1
    Verschaffeltia splendida #10
    Welfia regia #3
    Wodyetia bifurcata et al.
    Wodyetia X Veitchia #7
    Zamia fairchildiana #3
    Zamia furfuracea #3
    Zamia inermis #7
    Zamia standleyi #3
    Zamia vazquezii #3
    Zombia antillarum #7

    Ryan

    File: Palm & Cycad List
     

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  3. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Hello Ryan,

    Is this event open to the public and where can I get more details (such as hours and directions)?

    Thanks,
    Karl
     
  4. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    Hi Karl,

    This topic is posted in reference to the main Extravaganza topic I started over at IPS's Palmtalk forum. Follow the link below...

    The 17th Annual Spring Searle Brothers Plant Extravaganza!
    Link: http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index...6th-7th-8th-13th-14th-15th-2015-●●-s-florida/

    The topic contains all kinds of information on the sale which is expressly open to the public. It is one of the two times in the year that the nursery is open to the public and is set up as a plant event. Here is part of the info from the topic including address, hours and directions:

    South Florida Location:
    Searle Brothers Nursery, Inc.

    6640 SW 172nd Avenue
    Southwest Ranches, Florida 33331
    Western Broward County
    *see Map below...

    Spring 2015 Schedule:
    Friday, March 6th - 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday, March 7th - 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sunday, March 8th - 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    also the following weekend...

    Friday, March 13th - 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday, March 14th - 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sunday, March 15th - 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    ...
    Directions:

    Following the link below will show you a general street map of western Broward County, Florida showing the location of the nursery (Palm tree symbol). Using Sheridan Street would be the best option to get to the nursery if you are heading west through the area. If you are taking the Florida Turnpike, use the Griffin Road exit from the north, or the Pines Blvd. exit from the south. If you need any additional directions, please contact the nursery, Jeff or I (Ryan). When you get close to the nursery, look for large power lines as they run east and west above the nursery. Parking is along the shoulder of 172nd Avenue in front of, and down the street from, the nursery entrance. If you intend to arrive early before sunrise (and many usually do) be wary of hard-to-see speed bumps along 172nd Avenue and there is a possibility of a speed trap as well.
    Map Link: http://i114.photobuc...um/scan0004.jpg


    Your post reminded me to the fact that not everyone here on this Forum also peruses the topics on Palmtalk. I will have to post the sale info here next time when I post the lists.

    Ryan
     
  5. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Ryan,

    Thanks so much for all the information. I will certainly plan on coming down this weekend. Do people get there before sunrise to get better parking and get in line before it opens? I will be sure to check the link as well.

    Karl
     
  6. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Carl if you arrive by 7:38 that should give you ample time to stretch and warm up for the race into the depths of CROTON land ;-) The Searles team put on a really nice show and have a high quality selection of plants welcome aboard. image.jpg
     
  7. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Sorry KKKK not C
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Your gonna get in trouble Karl, there are an amazing array of cultivars that Mark Peters never had - LOL :D

    My first time buying crotons at the Extravaganza I dropped some serious coin and went home with a bounty of wonderful colors.
     
  9. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    I am looking forward to it. I know from the list of available crotons that I will find plenty that are on my wish list and that I have never seen other than in photos, and others I have never even heard of. Wish I was able to go down on Friday morning, but it is the final day of teaching my little monsters before our Spring Break, so I hope most of what I am looking for won't sell out on the first day.
     
  10. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I was not sure how early to get there, but I can definitely get down by 7:30 or so. I am glad I have limited space in my vehicle, because if not I am sure I would spend far more than I should. I wonder how many other Extravaganza virgins will be there, first time for everything. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    Karl,

    As Lamar and Ron eluded to, some people do arrive earlier than sunrise to get ready at the gate in the morning. There is usually plenty of parking, but some do prefer a spot close to the gate or some like to back their vehicles into a specific spot, etc. I've seen all kinds of unique behavior over the years. I have heard people joke about bringing a tent to set up in line, like waiting for concert tickets. The gates open right at 8:00AM, more or less, and people move out in a single group down the main road towards the sales area. Some jog, some speed walk, rarely someone will break out into a full sprint or run. After a few seconds, people start choosing their own pathways to specific plant sections depending on where they want to get to first. Then the fun begins...


    I have a group of additions for the Palm list, as of today, Monday. Most are additional species, while some are added sizes:

    Brassiophoenix drymophloeoides #7
    Basselinia humboldtiana #1
    Balaka microcarpa #1
    Calyptrocalyx albertisianus #7
    Caryota zebrina #7, #10
    Chambeyronia macrocarpa #1
    Chamaedorea hooperiana #3
    Beccariophoenix alfredii #10
    Beccariophoenix sp. 'Coastal Form' #10
    Johannesteijsmannia altifrons #1
    Hemithrinax ekmaniana #1
    Licuala sallehana #1
    Metroxylon vitiense #2
    Reinhardtia latisecta #7
    Pinanga coronata var. ‘Wide Leaf Form’ #10
    Pritchardia pacifica #1
    Ravenea julietiae #2

    Ryan
     
  12. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    You do not have to worry about plants selling out.I went back on a Sunday afternoon two years ago and picked up a wonderful Michelangelo.There will be many nice plants for sale all weekend
     
  13. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good. Being my first time, I have no idea what to expect. I know when I go to the sales at the botanical gardens around the state, if you are not there early on the first day much of the most unusual plants are wiped out by collectors looking for those hard to find gems in a few hours. I was worried this might be the same, so it is a relief to know that I will be in good shape on Saturday. Anything new like this is both exciting and a bit intimidating until you get there and experience it for the first time. It should be fun.
     
  14. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Karl,
    Ryan and I look forward to meeting you, please introduce yourself when you come. And I'm sure you'll still find some interesting plants, even on saturday. Drive safely.
     
  15. Palmarum

    Palmarum Moderator

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    One day left to prep and I have more Palms and Cycads to add to the list. I think more could still be pulled during tomorrow (Thursday) and I will try to update the list tomorrow night if I have time:

    Thrinax parviflora var. ‘Curly Leaf’ 2in
    Pseudophoenix ekmanii #5
    Dypsis sp. ‘Jurassic Park’ 4in
    Microcycas calocoma #3
    Zamia pseudoparasitica Bskt.
    Zamia roezlii 4in
    Zamia imperialis #3
    Zamia dressleri #3
    Macrozamia macdonnellii #1
    Zamia purpurea #1
    Caryota mitis #3, #7, #15
    Sabal palmetto #45
    Adonidia merrillii #7
    Dypsis decaryi #7
    Coccothrinax macroglossa #10
    Chamaerops humilis #15
    Hyophorbe lagenicaulis #3
    Hyophorbe verschaffeltii #10
    Latania loddigesii #7
    Thrinax radiata #10
    Phoenix roebelenii #3

    Ryan
     
  16. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jeff,
    I am excited to have the opportunity to come and visit. It looks like we should have a beautiful day for plant shopping. I don't think I ever find a good nursery that doesn't have enough plants that I can't manage to fill up my car with must have additions, and you will have a much greater variety then what I am used to choosing from. See you soon.
     
  17. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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  18. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I'm not going to make Fri morning for the first time & in about 8 years. I have an important client ($$$) that i must attend to. Ill make the afternoon or sat AM though.
     
  19. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Gotta work today at 11:00 am. Will be at the opening of the gate, it will be a quick in and out for me today. Will miss hanging out talking crotons all day like in the past.

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  20. Sihara

    Sihara Active Member

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    I'm so upset - we planned to go as we do every year. Had to move heaven & earth for husband and me to get the time off work. So we got down to Naples yesterday afternoon, and.... I broke a toe. Splinted the stupid thing and decided we'd go anyway, and first thing this morning, about 6 AM, headed out on Alligator Alley.....

    D*mn thing was closed!!! So we're driving around in circles in Naples and a met was saying heavy rain on the way, so we just gave up and went home.

    Doubt we can get the time off next weekend, grrr.
     
  21. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    I am hoping that it is not pouring when I wake up tomorrow. If it is I will probably wait it out rather than head out at 5:00 am in the rain. I will keep my fingers crossed.
     
  22. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Job well done TEAM SEARLE very nice load of crokies went down the road today, I think there was a palm display somewhere I couldn't find them, I was looking for the GLOCKS. Heard later lost in a fog.
     
  23. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The Spring version of the Extravaganza usually does not offer as large a selection as the Fall. This was not the case this year. Jeff has outdone himself with an incredible array of offered cultivars. I came away with three from my wish list that I've been waiting years to acquire. 5 years ago, there simply was not such a comprehensive selection waiting to get adopted. Still many rare and hard to find crotons available.


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  24. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Like last time, I went with a short list and came home with a large cart full. Even a couple of palms. It's a good thing my husband could not come because I would not have had space for him on the way back. :Hilarious
     
  25. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    It was great to have a chance to meet some of the croton crew and fill my car with plants. I started thinking I would only get a few, but once I got going I didn't stop until my cart was full. Definitely found some that were on my wish list and managed to stay under $400 for 13 great plants. Quite the deal considering many of these I have never seen available. I brought my mom along for the ride and made sure she had a chance to pick some plants out. I guess I didn't have to worry that I wouldn't find anything on Saturday. Now it is time to get busy planting all of them. I will be taking a few more treks around the state trying to get some other interesting plants while I have the week off for Spring Break and have about 60 different cordyline cuttings on the way from Hawaii to root up, but I am off to a great start with my new stash of crotons. Now I need to do some research on all these cultivars to see what I actually bought. The fun has just begun.
     
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  26. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    It was great meeting you.Your cart was certainly filled with some great stuff.(Monarch, etc) Hopefully you can come down to Miami for the auction in April.You will see some eye popping varieties there also including plants that have never been sold before.
     
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  27. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Is the auction the one taking place after the garden tour at Moose Land? If so I am actually going to be in Miami the day that it is going on, but will unfortunately be tied up at a Global Education conference until 4:00 pm. Of course it worked out on the one Saturday of the year that I have a commitment to school. I will probably be driving down with other teachers, so I don't think I would even have my car. Hopefully I will be available the next time you have an auction and tour. I am yanking out some of my flowering shrubs that don't have year long interest, to open up more room for crotons. I am really glad I went down to Jeff's sale, because it got my enthusiasm for crotons back up to the level I have had for cordylines lately.
     
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  28. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I'm heading out to the Extravaganza this morning. The second Friday is slow until the afternoon. Jeff usually goes through his thinned out croton shade house and finds stuff he forgot he had. I have grabbed some very unusual crotons on the second Friday.
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  29. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scored 8 new crotons, still some nice plants left.


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  30. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Nice, Ron, whatdya get?
     
  31. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    First, I want to thank all of you that came to the sale and for your support! And I'm sorry that I get tugged around in 8 different directions and can't talk to all of you that I would like to. It was great to see you all......Ron, Lamar, Ana (for driving so far!), Mike, Karl (nice to meet you!), Mike...... Waykool, Tim from Key West(!!), the Glocks of course, and others that I'm sure I'm forgetting.

    Many plants sold, show it just tells me that the croton excitement is alive and very, very well!

    I talked to Ron who came out the second weekend and discussed his upcoming croton garden tour. This will be no doubt a very nice gathering and should draw a big crowd. It's well planned and Ron is going well and beyond to make this one hell of a memorable croton tour, so please try to make it and bring a friend(!!!!!!).
     

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