Where are the photos?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by annafl, Dec 4, 2016.

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  1. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Anna. I would say that it gets bright, even direct sun for the first half of the day, and then some bright indirect light in the later part of the day.
     
  2. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    After all the leaf drop I've had this winter, I appreciate the crotons that have stayed full all the way down. Marie Nock's seedling, In the Pink, is looking good! Also, my Trinidad Interrupted Leaf is another that's fared well, as well as Geisha Girl which pretty much always looks good. DSC_1896.jpg DSC_1901.JPG DSC_1904.JPG
     
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  3. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Keith's "Imagine" has been looking real good for me for months now. I'm looking forward to planting this one this year. 20170202_180557.jpg 20170202_180607.jpg 20170202_180617.jpg 20170202_180548.jpg
     
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  4. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Tim, thanks for sharing more plant photos. "Imagine" has a great combination of leaf color and shape. Some of the leaves are really unique with the yellow around the edge of the darker colors. I always enjoy seeing something new and even more when I can see the plants in person. You must have an incredible landscape. I wish I could just go around and visit everyone's gardens. I need a special passport where I get it stamped at each stop to keep track of my croton travels and have an excuse to show up at everyone's home. So far I would have been stamped at Anna's Botanical Gardens, David's Old Oak Tree and Potted Croton Forest, Ron's Palm and Croton Collection (been waiting to see Moose reappear on the forum), Jeff's Nursery and Rainforest Extravaganza (where I was so focused on getting crotons my first time that I did not take time to really enjoy his displays, but will try to take in the entire experience when I stop by next Saturday), and the spot where the addiction began Marie's Magical World of Crotons/Ree Gardens (hoping to visit there again very soon). Can't wait for new croton travel experiences in the coming months and years, but for now I am happy to live them out with photos of all these great plants. Still working toward getting my gardens ready for a potential visit in the not so distant future and maybe a possible auction location.
     
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  5. kwtimo

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    I'm thinking this is one of Ana's plants that I got at an auction. Not sure which one. Nice looking Claude Lorraine. 20170321_125137.jpg 20170321_125150.jpg 20170321_125203.jpg
     
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  7. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Wow, Tim, I do have a very nice clone of Claude Lorraine that I obtained from Jesse Durko many years ago, but you have maximized on its potential! It was this clone that got me started looking for other crotons and then ran across this forum for the first time! You have grown it beautifully! Thanks for sharing it.
     
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  8. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Anna, I'm now thinking I got it at the auction/tour at Phil Stager's. I know for sure it was your plant. A fair amount of crotons that I get at auctions end up in gardens down here in Key West and the Lower Keys-once I'm ready to let go of them that is!
     
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  9. kwtimo

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    Here is a small Don Quixote that I got at another tour/auction. I know that it was Lamar's plant. Looks a lot different than the WIKI pics right now. 20170323_165443.jpg 20170323_165449.jpg 20170323_165438.jpg
     
  10. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Wow! It's gorgeous!
     
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  11. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Now I know I really need to visit Lamar in the near future as Don Quixote has just entered my wishlist near the top. I have not even finished planting the great assortment of crotons I got from Marie and now I am ready for more. Looks like I need to tear up some more lawn and start saving up to buy more crotons.
     
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  12. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Tim I don't know what's going on with that thing, it is going off the chart with that color. image.jpg this is the plant I took the airlayer from. Nell just got in her car heading south, she will have that back tonight with her plant in tow.
     
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  13. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Judy and Jim Glock's clone of William Craig I got at auction several years ago, and Marie Nock's seedling 'In the Pink' I also got at auction a few years ago. Looking so pretty right now. The female encephalartos ferox has been in cone for over six months now and still going strong. I tell it how beautiful it is every day!

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  14. kwtimo

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    This is a Mona Lisa in the garden of Plant Creations nursery in Homestead. Absolutely stunning in my opinion. The overall size of this croton is about 10 ft high by 8 ft or so wide. Give or take a foot. 20170508_150338.jpg 20170508_150348.jpg 20170508_150413.jpg
     
  15. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Wow, wow, wow! Breathtaking! Thanks for posting, Tim. What did you get?
     
  16. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, they do not sell their crotons. They are utilized for their landscape installations only. I needed to get some native trees and shrubs (Pimenta racemosa, Myrcianthes fragrans, Eugenia foetida, and Psychotria nervosa), and I can usually find what I am looking for at this particular nursery. The service is always very good too. It's always fun to see what they have growing on there.
     
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  17. palmisland

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    Karl, You need to come see me. I have over 200 potted crotons & need to thin them out, as I'm moving & probably won't have the room. I have some really rare's also!
     
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  18. VeroKarl

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    I would love to come visit. The weekends are my best time to get away until I finish up the school year. I try to find places to take my mom so she has a chance to get out and do some traveling. I am sure we could find a weekend when I could stop down to visit and get some crotons. I can never have too many. It has been a while since I have been down to Boca Raton, so would make a great little day trip.
     
  19. palmisland

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    Ricky's less than a mile from me & he has some also. I have a bunch of air layers to pot up also. Anytime in the afternoon is fine!
     

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