The Glock's Keys Croton Garden

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by palmisland, Jun 18, 2012.

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  1. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    A few times a year I have an opportunity to pass by the Glock's freak show of a garden :D. I knew Jim & Judy wouldn't be there, but with Jim's Ok to post some photos, I took a bunch. While drooling over their magnificent Keys getaway, I noticed a pipeline from their irrigation, down to the building in the last photo DSC_0067.jpg DSC_0052.jpg DSC_0061.jpg DSC_0064.jpg DSC_0057.jpg DSC_0012.jpg DSC_0011.jpg . Ah ha! I knew it. The color & size of these plants are.... Well anyway, here they are :eek:
     

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  2. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jim & Judy! :cool:
     

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  3. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Shading the crotons are some sweet rare palms. :p
     

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  4. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    The leaf shape, size and color of the plants are stunning:D I took some of the photos from the upper wrap around deck.
     

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  5. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    The Glock's will have to help with individual names, as I'm still comfortably numb :rolleyes:
     

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  6. Rags

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    !WoW!
     
  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Now that is a Croton Garden. Thanks for the pictures.
     
  8. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Getting those leaves as large as they are, in soil not fit to grow cactus, there's gotta be some nuclear interaction! Great shots of an amazing garden.
     
  9. Crotonologist

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    Some of the best crotons I have ever seen...
    Kudos to Jim and Judy for growing them, and to Randy for taking all those fine photos and sharing them here.
    Many thanks :D
     
  10. Jeff Searle

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    Randy,

    Thanks for the great pictures. I just recently was told by a little birdie to watch out for these upcoming pixs. Hey Glock, jump in and add some names. That would be the very nice, Judy Glock of course. Lol! A nice collection, you must know of some real good sources for crotons. ha ha. A beautiful yard, no doubt!
     
  11. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    The last two pics in the first post are my Clipper. I don't know how they snuck in. I'll put up some more soon!
     
  12. palmisland

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    A few more for now:p ** RESULTS NOT TYPICAL ** (just a disclaimer:D) All the plants were pretty close to perfect. Stay tuned, more to come.
     

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  13. Rags

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    Now what are those plant being fed?????
     
  14. Rags

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    English Language has no word to describe........ we need to invent one :p
     
  15. ScotTi

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    exquisite
     
  16. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Always a pleasure to see good pics (an attaboy to the photographer) of well-grown tropical plants (an attaboy to the Glocks) in a tropical environment (no 40 degree F nights down there)
     
  17. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Everything looks great.What is the middle croton on the last line of pics in post #2??

     
  18. koki

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    Thanks for posting beautiful pics!

    Post #12, middle picture, top row is a plant I purchased ten years ago from the Blaumans. It was labled Bonita, for what it's worth. I traded it with the Glocks a year or two ago. I just put several air layer on this plant if anyone is interested. Stained Glass, Lime Light, and Embassy are high on my list if anyone has one to trade.
     
  19. Marie Nock

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    Toby,
    I have Stained Glass and Embassy to trade you for Bonita.
    Marie
     
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    Marie,
    I'd be happy to, thanks!
     
  21. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Thank you to the Glocks and the permission to post fotos by Palmisland. Very nice photography...thx also to Mr. Palmisland for sharing the fotos with the membership. GREAT THREAD !!! PS: I hope some names and brief garden description will be posted in the near future...inquiring minds want to know!
     
  22. palmisland

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    More, more, more......:cool: I know the last one here is Shady Lane.:) Still more to come!
     

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  23. Judy Glock

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    Thanks, Randy! Excellent Photos!

    I will try to I.D. some of them.

    #1 1. Sybil Griffen
    2.Geisha Girl
    3. Dave Mc Lean sp./Thomas Edison
    4. Bravo
    5. Norma/ Raphael/ Carot
     
  24. Jeff Searle

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    Judy,

    Nice looking Limelight in Post #12 & 22. It's really growing well for you down there.
     
  25. Judy Glock

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    #2 1. Duncan McCaw/ Compte de Castellaine
    2. Red Quill
    3. Prince of Orange/Dayspring
    5. Col. Bob Bullock
    6.Sybil G.
    7. ? D.R. croton
    8. Louis Du Puy
     
  26. Judy Glock

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    #3 2.Davis hybrid
    3.Capt. Gilbert Cutler
    4. Arrowhead
    7. Wm. Craig/ Mrs, Ethel Craig

    #4 2. D. Mc Lean sp.
    7. Bimbo
    8. Doris
     
  27. Judy Glock

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    #5 3. Ortegas hybrid
    4. Helen Edge
    6. Delores
    8. Three Toes

    #22 1. Thea
    2. Columbia
    3. Bonita---Koki
    4. E. Fischler
    6. Limelight
    7. Inca
    8. Stained Glass
     
  28. Judy Glock

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    #22 should be # 12!!!!!!!

    The real # 22 is 6.Caribbean Star
    7. Wilma
    8. Shady Lane

    And Thanks Again to Randy!
     
  29. koki

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    Thea is another real beauty!
     
  30. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    A couple were even caged to slow down their growth. :) Keep the names coming, Judy.
     

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  31. palmisland

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    Sorry for any duplicates as my brain was on overload. :eek:
     

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  32. Kipjanet

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    Wow I can't wait for the day this will be on the garden tour. I will enjoy the ride down to the the Keys. great photos would like to see a panorama of your garden. Kip
     
  33. Judy Glock

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    The cages are IGUANA deterents!

    #30 1. Blotched Raphael
    2. Stewartii
    3. Polychrome
    4. "C&B"
    5.Exotica
    6. Sweet Marie
    7. Goldilocks
    8. Little Chief?
     
  34. Judy Glock

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    # 31 1. D, Mc Lean sp.
    2 Unknown/Keith
    4. Playboy
    5. Louis Dupuy/ Tigereye
    7. Krakatoa
     
  35. pocomo

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    Jim, Judy...Which key is it you're on. I've got to get down there sometime. Chris
     
  36. Kipjanet

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    Chris let's try to keep this thread alive. I know I would love the ride down to see this garden. All gardens in Keys offer unique opportunities to see different growing conditions and how they affect growth. I have been to the Key west garden tour years ago and had a great time visiting gardens. And don't forget lunch I'll have the hog snapper please. kip
     

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