Sunday, November 2, 2008

the wonderful world of crotons

In the Caribbean Crotons are a mainstay in our gardens. They are used as hedges, single plants in the garden and as potted shrubs in large planters. They are not my personal favorites however they do light up the corners in my garden. I can remember as a child, collecting cuttings from species that my mum did not have. My mum was very surprised and pleased. She had some very unusual Crotons some of which I don't see anymore. They are very easy to propagate, by air layering, placing cuttings in wet builders sand or peat moss or by standing in water.

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty! Just like you, I too never used to be very fond of crotons. Now I can definitely see all that they do for a garden which needs a bit of drama.


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