Croton leaves look beautiful when seen close

Croton leaf - Croton leaves look really beautiful if you watch them closely.
@ashjoe76 (1434)
India
February 1, 2007 3:21pm CST
I believe crton leaves look very beautiful if the are watched closely. The one shown here has different shades of green, yellow and red colours in its leaves. I think that having crotons in your garden is a wonderful idea. How many of you think so? My garden consists of a few flowering plants but a large portion of it is occupied with plants that have beautiful leaves, so that they remain beautiful all through the seasons. Tell me about your garden.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I don't have crotons but I've wanted to get some to put in. I've seen them arranged in such beautiful patterns with reds and orange ones. I've seen the green as well but not as much in this area. Most seem to like the red, orange or yellow ones. Many subdivisions here in Florida have them arranged outside to decorate the area. They do come up with some excellent arrangments. Once it comes time for planting again I'm going to look into some.
@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
1 Feb 07
croton leaves - beautiful croton leaves
Thanks dear friend. And all the best for your future planting plans.
@sk2027 (52)
• India
2 Feb 07
had never seen them so i can't explain about them
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
2 Feb 07
I read around five to ten books a month, depending on the free time I have.
@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
2 Feb 07
sorry about that mistake. well, if you haven't seen crotons, just have a close look at the pictures I posted here, and keep looking for them in and around your surroundings.
@firoafame (359)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
2 Feb 07
i have never seen a croton leaf yet. in fact i an hearing about it for the first time in my leaf.
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
2 Feb 07
please do have a look at the pictures of croton plants here, friend.
@hopefoo (1145)
• Malaysia
2 Feb 07
Our garden is beautifully landscaped, 10 years ago. Now it looks like a jungle. A miniature one. We do not have grass but this yellow flowers that bloom only in the mornings. No idea what they're called. We have a willow tree and wrapped around it are ferns and we have a lot of orchids. I don't know what a croton plant is. Don't think we get it here :/
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
2 Feb 07
orchid flower - slightly blurred close-up of an orchid flower against the wonderful background of a natural garden.
sounds interesting, I love ferns and orchids too! here is a small orchid from my garden.
• India
2 Feb 07
Yeah, I do agree with you
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
2 Feb 07
Thanks
• United States
2 Feb 07
My husband loves crotons but it's hard to grow them where we are. We have a few fruit trees, small bushes and some flowers in our garden. But we haven't been spending a lot of time on it so it's not doing so well. Plus, we get a lot of pests and it has been hard to keep them away even with pesticides and all.
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
2 Feb 07
that's sad, but i hope you will find a way out.
@GardenGerty (115215)
• United States
2 Feb 07
This time or year, our gardens are nothing, here in Kansas. I will admit to some nice shrubs, some of which have bright berries for the birds. Some of them keep their leaves all season long. Where I live, croton is a houseplant, and it is one I often let die. I hate to admit that. They are very beautiful, and I have a pot of them right now. If I can keep it til spring, it will be a good summer outdoor plant.
@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
2 Feb 07
croton leaves - croton leaves. they sleep when the sunlight is gone.
I am glad that you care for plants. In my garden the most difficult season is summer and crotons survive in the summer, even without any water. And they grow pretty high too, if you need to have a hedgerow out of that. Here is a snap of my favourite croton taking a nap:)
@samsonskola (3357)
• United States
2 Feb 07
i love crotons!..you're right, they are all so beautiful, and no two are exactly ever alike! i have many gardens...one is full of all different kinds of roses, one has a ton of iris, one has a cascading wall of periwinkle, one garden is for my vegetables in the summer, and the other has bleeding hearts, and this year i hope to add some hostas to it..then there's my inside jungle...lol...i love surrounding myself with as many plants as possible!..they are all so beautiful and unique and they all give me great joy!
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
2 Feb 07
green and yellow croton - green croton leaves with yellow spots. looks a bit like a spider!
This sounds great too, so you are a compulsive gardener! Here are some special crotons for you.
• India
2 Feb 07
croton leaves - Croton Leaves gave a good beauty in nature itself
They have good look by nature itself. So when we get closer surely they will attract as to watch their beauty.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
I have never heard of it at all! I also have a hard time growing anything Because I live in Flagstaff AZ and its very cold in the winter which is about 7 months of the year! and then the summers are mild ut the soil is sucky!
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@LittleMel (14036)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
We have a huge backyard but still looking for ideas how to beautify it. Winter ruins everything although some plants can grow inside the house, but sometimes cold temperature alone is enough to kill them. Worse, we have a young cat that can't resist jumping on the plant pots. We took the Xmas tree off quite early because she couldn't get off it many times. Maybe one day we can find a special room to keep the plants inside in winter.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
those are really beautiful, you have a horticulturist in the making huh?
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@xylon17 (157)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
well i think they are beautiful too
@yanjiaren (9050)
2 Feb 07
i haven't got a home or garden yet..but i would love to tell you about my dreasm gsrden i would like one day....i would like a beautiful chinese garden with everything haphazard and chaotic in it in an orderly kind of way..with all the feng shui i can handle..and a little pagoda with a pond in it..and a tea house at the bottom to serve proper gong fu cha..
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@pradesh13 (287)
• India
2 Feb 07
Thanks for the information, I was not knowing this, will see it .
@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
2 Feb 07
thanks
• Nepal
2 Feb 07
i have a garden but full of living ones... thanx for the idea i love it now i will do the same...