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What D'Ya Think About a "CROTON TRADING POST?"

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Dypsisdean, Jun 28, 2009.

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  1. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Rick and Others,

    I think it might be a good idea to get a page started that has a list of places were crotons are available. Members could post pics of their plants for trading purposes as well.

    Maybe we could start listing some here, and if we get enough listed that would warrant a separate "Croton Source Page," or "Croton Trading Post," I'll set it up for you.
     
  2. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    This is a great idea, Dean! You are da man!
     
  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Cool,

    We'll work on it when we get some of the other stuff out of the way. But if anyone wants to start listing sources, etc. - feel free to do so here.
     
  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    A grand idea!!:)
     
  5. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Let's do it!
     
  6. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Just give me a few to start with so I can create and area. I'll try to think of a layout that would serve your needs. I mentioned to Rick, to maybe have a page for each source. And a source doesn't have to be a "nursery" per se. It could just be a hobbyist, or just a gardener with a bunch of crotons of which he would be willing to share or trade cuttings.

    So maybe a TikiRick Page under "Croton Sources" with pics of some of his rarer cultivars that he would be willing to trade, or sell cuttings.
     
  7. palmnerd

    palmnerd Well-Known Member

    Also, for my selfish purposes, I would love to see a photo-logue of the various cultivars. I have been rooting various cuttings for the last couple of years. I would love to know what I am working with. Or perhaps I could post pics of crotons for the croton experts to id. And I would be hip to ordering rare crotons as well. For what it's worth.
     
  8. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Justin,

    We are one (or two) steps ahead of you. Use the link on the Main Wiki Page under Palm/Plant Societies to go to the Croton area. In there we have a growing photo area including a page decicated to "Unknowns" and where the experts can help ID.
     
  9. palmnerd

    palmnerd Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up on this Dean. Now I can try to edu-macate myself about the lovely world of Crotons. I have spent some time snipping cuttings here and there. So this helps a bunch. Thanks again.
     
  10. RonDEZone7a

    RonDEZone7a Active Member

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    Fantastic idea to have a croton trading post - especially for us croton fans in far-flung regions (i.e. outside of FL and HI) - where a good croton is hard to find !!!
     
  11. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    While I've never shipped Crotons before, anyone who visits our garden is more than welcome to cuttings. Point out what you want and I'll be glad to cut you a few pieces. Most of my plants have matured into large shrubs or small trees.
     
  12. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Is this still happening?
     
  13. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Sounds great.
     
  14. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    :rolleyes:
     

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