Trouble in Moose Land!

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Mar 11, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Today a front moved in. Large palm fronds on the ground every where. Broken mango and avacado branches on the gound. Fruiting AeAe banana laying prone on the ground. Crotons were crushed. The Moose is not happy! :mad:

    How did the rest of you make out? :confused:

    Ron. :(
     
  2. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    I got 3/4 inch of needed rain!

    Sorry about your damage. You are lucky, plants grow back.
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I got .58" of rain. No damage here in Scott Land.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Moose more happy now.:p After cleaning up, I decided to get some more crotons in the ground. They are:

    Recurvifolium
    Fiesta
    Leota
    King of Siam
    Major Dade
    Chrysophylum
    Charmer
    Mona Lisa
    Madame Fernand Kohl


    ;)
     
  5. Moose

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    Recurvifolium. This unusual croton has a recurved leaves. Only Rams Horn & Revolutions share this leaf characteristic. :)
     

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  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Fiesta :):)
     

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  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Dormannianum is small recurved leaf also Ron. Picture a nicely splotched Ethel Craig leaf that is recurved.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    King of Siam: ;)
     

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  9. Moose

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    Captain Gilbert Cutler: :eek:
     

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  10. Moose

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    Sorry, posted Captain Gilbert Cutler pictures that were suposed to be in another thread. :eek:

    Here is Major Dade: :):)
     

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  11. Moose

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    Chrysophyllum: This cultivar has proved to be difficult for me. Although a green and yellow croton, I found that it really prefers considerable shade. It was moved around in its container multiple times until it appeared to be happy in this location. :)
     

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  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Here is the Charmer. I took a cutting before it was planted and rooted it. If you won the single rooted cutting of Charmer at the Garden Tour Auction May 14th, this was the source plant. ;)
     

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  13. Moose

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    Mona Lisa: This has been less than stellar performing cultivar for me. Does anyone have any advice on growing Mona Lisa? :) It has dropped some leaves recently and seems slow. Hopefully the leaf drop was the result of cats slinking around. :rolleyes:
     

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  14. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    It is slow, slow, slow. The only large ones I ever saw were at Bob Alonzo' old place and in Jesse Durko's garden.
     
  15. Moose

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    Madam Fernand Kohl: At least this cultivar is a bit quicker. :p
     

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  16. Moose

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    Leota: This cultivar does not have extemely large leaves like many others. It will have brillant red-orange and orange hues later on in the season. Planted under a Coccothrinax spissa palm, it is receiving perfect shading. As both mature, Leota will be exposed to more sun and will add a wonderful splash of color, enhansing the palm. This croton was the perfect addition for the aspect I wanted to achieve in this area. :cool:
     

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  17. Moose

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    Updated photo from last night ...
     

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