I recently visited Mrs. Rudy Bachman, the daughter in law of Rudy Bachman, and yes, she is the lady in the picture on page 11 of the Croton book. I had a nice time talking to her, as she told me many old stories about crotons and croton lore. One that was interesting, was the fact she was telling me a story about her father in law, Rudy, using something to produce new crotons and I'll quote "something he got from the cancer people". Now, I know that back in the late 50's and early 60's they used Colchicine to manipulate plant genetics. It also was a treatment for cancer, but it killed too many of the good cells. I don't know if this is what Rudy used, but, just passing along the story. Unfortunately, all of the Mona Lisa's in her yard, have either died due to cold weather, or other. More pictures to come.