Category Archives: Boca Raton

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Sketch of survey of Lake Boca Raton, Boca Raton, Florida, made by Arthur Wrotnowski, Civil Engineer, for a Report on the Florida East Coast Canal (Intracoastal Waterway) from Jacksonville to Miami, Florida in 1889 by Elmer Corthell of Chicago, Illinois. The report was undertaken to encourage New England investors like Bradley and Albert P. Sawyer of Newburyport, Mass. To invest in the waterway’s dredging. Courtesy, Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, R.I.</

Varieties of Florida Croton

Florida croton

                   Florida croton

There are seventeen varieties of the croton plant in Florida and other areas with subtropical climates.  The croton is generally salt tolerant and thrives in alkaline soils.  Croton grows relatively slowly and requires little care and maintenance.