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Logee's Greenhouses

4 stars
Entry type:
Garden Centers and Nurseries

Street Address:
141 North St.
Danielson, Connecticut 06239 (United States)

Phone: 860-774-8038

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Latitude: 41.8212242
Longitude: -71.8824310

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2 stars wibby On December 1, 2010, wibby from Manchester, NH wrote:

I recently visited the greenhouses at logees and will rate the overall experience as fair. I was actually taken aback at how difficult their facilities are to navigate, and how inaccessible to handicap people their greenhouses are from the main entrance. The aisles are only about a foot or two wide in the main access greenhouse, so you often have to walk sideways and have to wait for other people to find another way out (very irritating). There were bouganvillias dangling at eye level near the chocolate plants (with their big thorns!), and the ground was slippery mud with trip hazards everywhere. Overgrowth was present, making it difficult to access the plants in some spots, and it was hard to really take my time to browse because people were trying to get by...(they couldn't without brushing against you, or you physically moving down the aisle(1-2 foot walkways)),..
Though i was happy to go there and find what I wanted, it wasn't what I expected. IPM must be a nightmare! The place was crowded! I mean crowded full of baby plants in 2.5in pots, regular size mature plants, and monsters like the giant banana tree, and the fruiting persimmon (both were spectacular btw). But the conservatory style-retail thing just wasnt working for me (too much space sacrified for conservatory, and not enough to accomodate retail customers). I even got a cut from a bouganvillia, and the girl at the register said she was so used to it, and proceeded to show me a little gash on her arm.
Now unfortunately I have had bad luck with several of the plants I have bought there before. The black pepper plants (piper nigrum) i bought on two or three occasions and all died the same way... the leaves turned black and fell off...And my vanilla orchid well....it rotted at the roots, so i got another one, and it did not get enough water, so I tried an experiment and took a cutting from it before it too died, placed the cutting in a plastic pot with moist sphagnum moss, and sealed the orchid, pot and all, in a plastic bag for 8 months, and new epiphytic roots grew, and I only needed to water it twice while in the bag. I put the bag under a grow light, and it seems to be OK, but now it will take FOREVER for it to mature. With all the money they must be making, is it time to consider an update to the 100yr old+ facilities and make it easier for the public to access?
I still recommend their plants, if you know what you are doing, and actually visit the greenhouse to know the conditions the plants were grown in so you can help them acclimate....Just BE CAREFUL if you do!
My recent arrivals chocolate, cinnamon, etc, are being babied...west window, filtered light, humidity trays, humidifier, watering when dry...cross your fingers!

5 stars sedum37 On March 19, 2008, sedum37 from Westford, MA wrote:

Logees has many hard to find tropical plants, fruiting plants, begonias, hibiscus, some orchids, streptocarpus, etc. You can tour the greenhouses and buy plants on site to take home or through their web site. Great to visit in the winter months when the weather is bad in New England. Also winter is when many of the tropical plants flower so another reason to visit!

5 stars Sofonisba On December 1, 2006, Sofonisba from Questa, NM wrote:

As wonderful as Logee's is as a mail order nursery, it's so much better in real life. Wandering through their seven greenhouses is just fantastic. Even the bathroom walls are covered in creeping fig! They have a lemon tree that's more than 100 years old. So many other specimen plants are growing to the rooftops straight from the floor. Logee's is fun!


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