A visit to Logee’s

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As we in the northeast await signs of spring, I recently spent a pleasant couple of hours immersed in the tropics at Logee’s greenhouse in Danielson, CT. Logee’s is a fascinating place and a source of unusual houseplants. It is also a funky, old rambling place, where labeling is not always evident. This means I cannot identify the plants in the photos in this post, so please enjoy them on a more existential level and accept my apologies. (I do know that the plant in the above photo is a bougainvillea.)

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This is what the greenhouses look like. The old stone walls are alive with creeping plants. Watch your step.

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I have no idea what this plant is, but I think it could easily devour my dog.

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These interesting flowers belong to a large, vining plant.

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This stag horn fern had amazing patterning on its fronds.

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This is an immense fruit on the famous Ponderosa lemon tree that has dwelled in one of the greenhouses for over 100 years. Logee’s specializes in citrus, among other things.

IMG_1594The aisles are very narrow. It’s a steamy, close, environment and not always easy to browse in.

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The air is rich with tropical scents. This plant, which, if I recall, is NOT a jasmine despite its appearance, smelled wonderful, as did the blooming citrus trees. There are also some poisonous plants wearing signs that warn you not to touch them. Don’t think I’d want that in my home…

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This is a fun place to visit when you need a little break from winter. Yes, I did buy something: a strange bonzaied-looking begonia with lovely maple-shaped leaves and a lacy fern.

 

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About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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4 Responses to A visit to Logee’s

  1. Lee May says:

    Ah, Logee’s. I love that place, which feels like some kind of ancient tropical, fragrant cave. Ballek’s in East Haddam, Connecticut, has elements of the same feeling.

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  2. auntie beak says:

    oh, yeah… love me some late winter logee’s!

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