Upcoming Croton Auction - Wonder whats Coming?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Apr 19, 2012.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I going through my potted up crotons wondering what to bring to the auction. My mind keeps wandering back to the Jeff Searle and TikiRick garden tours and those auctions. Never have I seen such a fabulous and amazing array of cultivars. And they are all available to be bid on! I dying to know what may show up at this upcoming auction.

    If you are bringing plants to the auction, how about letting us know what you are bringing. Photos would be great too! :)
     
  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I plan on bringing 6,Not sure what sequence the pictures came up but I will be bringing a Thai Hybrid,Joe Friday,Plaid Oak,Cornbread and two nice unknowns.All will be starting at $5.00 :) I might have a nice Inca also,I just checked the layer and It is ready to come of the mother plant now.Layers have been rooting nicely as this layer was started only 5 weeks ago.
     

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  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    I plan on bringing the following:
    Col. Gilbert Cutler, tall 3 gal and a 1 gal.
    Dr. Lin Yu Tang, 3 gal
    Lady Claire, 3 gal
    Yellow Duke of Windsor, 3 gal

    probably a few more depending on how some air layers progress.
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I got some goodies, but will look around this coming up monday. I'm guessing we can bring plants"for sale" and then others for an auction. No silent auction, or yes?
     
  5. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    I'd vote for a real, live auction with our usual highly competent and personable auctioneer. Silent auctions have all the charisma of an eBay auction.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jeff - I see no reason why plants can not be brought "for sale". As croton lovers we want to see these plants get distributed and used in gardens. There are some that like to see a plant, see the price and done - plant goes to a happy home.

    Phil - unfortunately you have no vote, however your comments are completely valid and well taken. ;) Silent auction - not this time. This tour came about when Mike (Waykoolplantz) and I were talking about TikiRick's garden tour. We both agreed what an enjoyable time it was. The people attending were awesome, food great, beautiful garden and the auction was the highlight of the day. Simply a fun wonderful day, that is what this event is to be about!

    The live auction provides personal interaction and fellowship. I've seen some very nice cultivars getting picked up at bargain prices. While others go high because it has caught the eye of a few bidders who really want the plant. That is why the live auction is so entertaining and full of surprises. We never know whats going to happen.

    Bottom line - its going to be about these alluring plants and emphasis on Fun! :cool:
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    If all goes well - here are some that may be coming from the Moose Land:

    Yellow Golden Glow
    "Grandma"
    Golden Glow with an attached sport
    Glen Roof
    Heaven
    Thomas Edison
    Claude Lorraine
    Arthur Howe
    "WTF"
    Carmen Christian
    Duke of Windsor
    The Moth
    Peace
    Weismannii
     
  8. Moose

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    some photos

     

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  9. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    That's a fine looking Grandma Ann Rutherford.
     
  10. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Johannis - 3-gallon, from air layer
    Gloriosa - 3-gallon, from air layer
    Pink Bravo - 5-gallon, from air layer
    Davis #3 - 10-gallon, from air layer
    Ethel Craig - 1-gallon, from cuttings
    Disraeli - 3-gallon, from cuttings

    Perhaps a few others if they look salable by the 19th.
     

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  11. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    A few that I'm thinking about bringing,

    Queen of Siam
    Illustris
    Earls Court
    Yellow Duncan Macaw
    Red Quill

    And I'm sure a few more will be coming....
     
  12. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Looking forward to seeing Illustris,i do not know this one

     
  13. ScotTi

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    Fiesta aka Illustris in the Wiki.
     
  14. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    True Scott, I'm just curious why this croton has two names, and which one came first. Anyone know?
     
  15. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Illustrus was first (see Dr. Brown's first book). Fiesta is just a trade name added years later.
     
  16. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    36 different cultivars already listed as being brought to the auction. I am sure at least double that number will make the scene. Looks like a very interesting auction is brewing! :cool:
     
  17. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Carol Graf does not do computers. I can't find my old croton member list. Can someone give her a call and let here know about the Tour and Auction?

    Greatly appreciated,

    Ron :)
     
  18. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This is what I have planned to bring. Air layers removed yesterday and potted up. If any experience a leaf drop, they will not be brought.

    Arthur Howe
    Cardinal
    Carmen Christian
    Claude Lorraine
    Coppinger’s Coral Shower
    Dayspring
    Duke of Windsor
    Glen Roof
    Golden Glow w/ Sport
    “Grandma”
    Heaven
    Peace
    Raphael
    The Moth
    Thomas Edison
    “WTF”
    Weismannii
    Yellow Golden Glow
     
  19. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I hope Mr. Palm Island (Randy) brings his camera! He has such a good eye and posts the photos promptly. I've received many PM's from around the globe asking for tons of pictures.

    Randy, Pleeeeeeeeease ... :)
     

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