The Little Daisy Fund & a Belated Thank You!

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  1. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    I've been behind the eight ball the last few months. A 15 year old computer and XP software isn't helping. Love my iPad and want to go to a Mac but this posting trouble has me concerned.

    Anyway, for those who are unaware, I've dedicated my croton hobby to the memory of my grand daughter, Daisy Christine Little and the charity named after her. Small private charities struggle and I'd rather grow crotons than bake cookies to help fund it.

    I can't tell you how thrilled & humbled I was at the reception my hybrids had at the Glock get together last November. Old retired farts need a hobby and purpose... so many thanks.

    The following table display I had there will fill you in. So with that said, let me publicly acknowledge the following people who purchased my hybrids at the Glock event.

    Tan Wi Kiat
    George Zammas
    Lamar Sapp
    Jose Lopez
    Kip Gulbrandsen

    and the following who stopped by the Daisy Christine Memorial Garden and purchased air layers.

    Tim O'donnel
    Mike Shilling
    Bayshore Landscape Nursery

    A special thank you to Kip who made the following hybrid the top dollar plant at the Glocks. I'm going to be sick if I forgot anyone. All told I was able to raise approximately $2200. Thank you so very much!!
     

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  2. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Messed up...here's the rest of table display. By the way Shon & Jodi own and operate a performing arts studio in Tarzana, Ca. named Releve Studios.
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  3. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Okay, on with the show. This 4 year old hybrid was named Daisy's Dance and I just love her to death. Good grower but I've had a little difficulty getting it to branch. I pinched it in October and it did nothing. Put a bag on it it and within 24 hrs the buds began to swell. It's going gang busters now and it has an air layer on it.
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    This 4 year old will get a name this year. A little on the slow side thus far but it seems to be picking up some speed as it gets more established.
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  5. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    This 3 year old will get a name this year. One of my favorites. Leaves are beginning to show some size. A recent development is the pink high lighting on the leaf underside. May become more prevalent with add'l light.
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    This 4 year old will get a name this year. This is another one that's been super slow but is also starting to show some spunk. I've kept this one out of direct sunlight but recently placed it in some sun for a few hours each day. Just amazing how light can influence coloring. Another personal favorite.
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  7. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    This 4 year old was named Daisy Christine. It put on a spectacular display of orange last summer and has been quiet until just recently. It's been on the slow side thus far.
    The colorful pic was from last summer.
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  8. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Up and coming 2 year old hybrids...
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    2 year old...the coloring on this guy reminds me of the Ortegas Hybrid 428Hyb2yr4.JPG 428Hyb2yr5.JPG
     
  10. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    This little 2 year old guy is slooow! New category...miniatures or dwarfs.
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    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    This guy is getting my attention...
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    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    This one has no idea what it wants to be yet...
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    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    This 2 year old looked to be a FDR copy at 1 yr but it surely is turning into something special...
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    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been able to cull this one yet....
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    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    And
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  16. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    The last 2 year old is coming along nicely, fast grower...
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    It's getting late, but will see if I can get through the yearlings while the computer is working.
    The first one appears to be getting large leaves...
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    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    I really like the potential in this one...yellow to white to red.
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    This is the fastest growing 1 year old. I like it so far...
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    And
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    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Early on, I thought this one had the most potential. I still like it...
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    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    One of the better ones & good night all.


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  24. Marie Nock

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    Just amazing Jerry. Amazing!
     
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    Thank's Jerry what great way to start my day. Your location and great care gives us some great eye candy.
     
  26. Phil Stager

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    WOW! in 48 point bold type.....
     
  27. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    JawDropJawDropJawDropJawDrop Wowee!!! Can't wait to see these in person. Jerry, thanks so much for showing us these beauties. Please keep us posted. They are all beautiful. The color on that #11 is amazing.
     
  28. Jeff Searle

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    Jerry,

    Your doing an amazing job down there! You surely have a lot of future winners that deserve very colorful names. At the rate your going, you will no doubt become one of the greatest hybridizers of ALL time, if not THEEE BEST! You are an inspiration to all of us!
     
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    Great stuff!!
     
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    Outstanding Jerry. You've got the knack for hybridizing! WootWootWoot ALL these have potential.
     
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    Unbelievable!... Will you ship??
     
  32. Jodi Shilling

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    Wow, Dad, these are spectacular! I can't wait to take Pixie to your garden this year! How beautiful!

    To everyone who contributed to the Little Daisy Fund, thank you so very much! This year's scholarship process has begun with the nomination of 34 kids. Five of those students will receive dance tuition for next season, July '14 thru June '15. The sales and donations from my dad's crotans will provide more than half of that scholarship tuition. Thank you so very much!
     
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    Outstanding! Thanks for sharing the photos Jerry.
     

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