I love crotons!
The way they brighten the garden.The feeling of the tropics they bring to the garden.
But,alas,they do not do well in winter in this Zone 9B landscape.
In fact,they croak……
Even though I realize the time has come for us to part,
I am gonna miss them….
Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle
Everything I do is stitched with its color.
~W.S. Merwin, "Separation"
Oh,who am I kidding?
I’m never gonna give them up entirely.
In fact,I bought two more……!
But this time,one shall be planted close to the house,and the other shall be planted amongst some Giant Liriope,in the hopes that they will give them some protection,next winter.
We only part to meet again. ~John Gay