By Travis Searle
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Spring Garden Tour
Croton Meeting & Auction
Saturday, April 6th, 2019
Cooper City, S. Florida
The next Croton 'Group' Meeting and Auction has been combined with the S. Florida-based Spring Garden Tour. It will take place at a popular and well-known garden, consisting of a vast Palm, Croton and tropical plant collection. I believe most of the plants for the Auction will be Croton cultivars, including some extremely rare ones, but I think any plant may show up. The auctioned plants support the donor, as there isn't an actual Croton Society anymore. Trading and personal sales among plant fanatics is popular among the attendees. There is usually a huge spread of food brought by those in attendance. These tours and meetings have been a fun way to explore a garden and spend time with fellow plant enthusiasts in the area. The auctions have always been exciting to see what rare cultivar comes up for bid, and what bids they may bring.
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Any help in identifying these beauties would be greatly appreciated.
Maybe the last is same as the first? Just less color.
Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society
Monday evening - October 26th, 2015
Garden House auditorium - Fairchild TB Garden - Miami, Florida
- 6:49PM - The night had finally come. I think everyone in attendance had anticipation for what might show up in the auction this evening. Jeff Searle, his son Travis and I ventured to the meeting together and arrived at the same time as the plants were being added to the tables. I figured seating would be in short supply so I claimed a corner chair with my camera bag, first thing.
- The selection was overwhelming. I picked a table at random and started browsing.
- I had foreseen knowledge of certain rare items that were going to be in the auction and I made sure I looked for them. Without having to look far I found the stunning specimen of Pentagonia wendlandii that was donated by Marie Nock of Ree Gardens. It was by far, one of the rarer plants of the evening.
- I was expecting maybe a one gallon or smaller sized plant, but this was a large 3 gal. specimen and it was flawless. The color was very intense and the white veining in the leaves stood out from across the room.
These are not my plants, I wish they were. The colors are so amazing.