A Visit to Logee’s

 

Passion Flower (Passiflora miniata)

Passion Flower (Passiflora miniata) at Logee’s Greenhouses

On our way back from Boston we stopped at Logee’s Greenhouses in Danielson CT.  They are a somewhat eclectic but delightful purveyor of all sorts of tropical plants.  The folks there are very helpful and if you don’t see what you want they will hunt through the shipping areas of the store to find the plant you need.  We stopped for an hour and a half of decision-making before coming away with some small treasures worthy of future growth.  First we couldn’t resist the Winter Jasmine (Jasmine polyanthum) that was sitting near the entry to the store.  It’s covered with buds and ready to pop.

 

Jasmine polyanthum

Jasmine polyanthum

The rest were much smaller plants 2.5 inch to 4 inch pots but very healthy looking specimens including —

A bright red Passion Flower (Passiflora piresii)

A hardy Camellia (Camellia japonica ‘Spring Promise’)

A hardy (to zone 6) Jasmine (Jasmine officinale)

An edible dwarf Banana (Musa ‘Double Mahoi’)

A Strawberry Guava (Psidium littorale) 

A cattleya hybrid Orchid (Memoria Anna Balmores ‘Carmela’)

A vanilla bean Orchid (Vanilla planifolia variegata)

and a Night Blooming Cereus (Epiphyllum oxypetalum).

Two of these (the Night Blooming Cereus and the Strawberry Guava) I’ve grown before and lost so I was really happy to replace them.  The others will be great experiments, i.e., challenges, without a greenhouse.

 

Logee's Purchases

Logee's Purchases