Pictures from Logees

wendy2(zone 6 MA)January 22, 2006

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lmcilhargie

Oh it's a good thing I'm not close enough to go there. I couldn't resist bringing home all of those wonderful tropicals. Thanks for the pictures Wendy.

Eden

    Bookmark   January 22, 2006 at 7:07PM
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cynthia_gw

Ohhhhhhh Wendy. That was therapeutic. I can smell the plants and dirt and is that a blue sky???? Thanks for sharing! Did you find a souvenir?

    Bookmark   January 22, 2006 at 8:29PM
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vtskiers(z6a CentralCT)

This was one fun day. I left the house at 8 AM and didn't get home til almost 4. I was chatting with Mindy(arbo-retum) and lost track of time. Since I'm a serial houseplant murderer I didn't buy anything at Logees but I can see the beauty in going back there in late April/early May when I'm shopping for container plants. I did get a couple of pictures, not as many as I should have though. Here is a display area in one of the greenhouses.

I think we all know this gardening couple.

Some cool plant. If anyone wants to know what it is, I can look it up in the catalog.

Just a fraction of the Motley crew...from left to right, Ron(Ronr), Carole(newfiewoofie), George(EGO45), Wendy, Martie, Monique and Cady(Cady). Most of the folks are NE forum posters. Ron hosts our CT plant swaps in the fall and spring at a nursery where he works. You've probably "seen" George around the perennial and shrub forums.

Sue

    Bookmark   January 22, 2006 at 9:10PM
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gardeningmary

What fun! I can almost feel the warm greenhouse air and inhale the scents. What a gathering of fabulous plants. So who was the biggest purchaser? Thanks for the pictures.

Mary

    Bookmark   January 22, 2006 at 9:18PM
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Monique z6a CT(6a CT)

We had lots of fun (even hubby whose back was hurting). Thanks Martie and Carole!

I bought 4 plants-Begonia 'Raspberry Swirl', Gardenia jasminoides 'Fortuniana' (heard it was the most floriferous) and 'Variegata', and Hibiscus 'Morning Glory' (b/c they were out of 'The Path' in my photo below).

My camera was acting up-I couldn't see anything on the image screen-had to look thru the viewfinder. However, I managed to take a few.

Hibiscus 'The Path'

Passiflora 'Pura Vida Purple'

Some of us-others were inside buying plants:

    Bookmark   January 22, 2006 at 11:13PM
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martieinct

The pics are wonderful, but what they don't speak to was the chance to Logee's in a way most people only dream. We saw the propogation houses, the stock houses where "one of a kind" parents are kept, the shipping house, the trial area, and learned that Nothing is mechanized. In this day and age in nursery life that is amazing.

Rich and I had a blast. Thank you for making it a wonderful day! When you go back, Sue, you best give me a call ... A certain Passiflora is calling ......

Martie

    Bookmark   January 23, 2006 at 6:24AM
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the_shady_lady(z6 CT)

IÂm so glad everyone had a fun time. If I had been able to find a sitter I would have loved to join you. My husband is just not able to manage the kids for that long a stretch. Needless to say, I thought of you all many times yesterday.

Martie, you seem like such a firecracker. I hope we can meet one day.

Virginia

    Bookmark   January 23, 2006 at 7:03AM
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cynthia_gw

More terrific photos! Thanks Monique & Sue. Is that a plectranthus blooming away blue that all three of you captured? Did anyone buy it for me ? :-)

    Bookmark   January 23, 2006 at 7:26AM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

So many great images of what must have been a fantastic day. Sorry I missed the outing with you guys. Logee's looks like a wonderful place.

Cynthia, when did you say you were going with your sister?

Deanne

    Bookmark   January 23, 2006 at 7:39AM
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vtskiers(z6a CentralCT)

Cynthia it was a winter blooming coleus-that one I remember.

Sue

    Bookmark   January 23, 2006 at 8:05AM
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lmcilhargie

Oh Monique, love that hibiscus. I'm planning on adding some to my garden this year too. Nothing says tropical like a hibiscus. I'm loving this thread. Anybody got more pictures? Cynthia, I looked on the website and I believe this is the plant we're both eyeing...

Eden

Here is a link that might be useful: Coleus thyrisoides

    Bookmark   January 23, 2006 at 8:38AM
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Cady(6b/Sunset34 MA)

Great photos! I'm glad you took one of the hibiscus "the Path." When I saw it blooming in the greenhouse, the colors blew me away.

Seeing these pictures takes me back in time to...yesterday. heehee
What lovely memories.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2006 at 10:07AM
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arbo_retum(z5 ,WinchstrMA)

super photos. thank you for documenting and giving visual life to our experiences there!

    Bookmark   January 23, 2006 at 11:04AM
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wendy2(zone 6 MA)

I loved this elephant ears - the leaves were very thick and the texture was amazing.

This is a lovely pic of the back of Les's head and the head of our tour guide Deb, but it shows how densly packed the greenhouses were. You can see the camilla blooming on the right.

This isn't the greatest picture of a white brugs, but the thing was huge! I am standing underneath it, looking up.

This is a selection of begonias and others

This is from the propogation area

    Bookmark   January 23, 2006 at 8:04PM
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martieinct

Sign posted next to Venus Fly Traps on the Long House wall:

"Nothing says 'Happy Holidays' like a carnivorous plant."

Here's the Latin List from my order slip:

Pelargonium 'Flower Basket'
P. 'Fringed Apple'
Psidium guajvana 'Nana'
Begonia masonina 'Iron Cross'
B. 'Richardsiana' (How could I leave THAT one there?)
B. 'China Curl'
Lavandula dentata 'Lambikins'
Kohleria 'Longwood'
Brugmansia 'Jean Pasco'

Hey, I stuck to my budget! (Okay, was $.23 over.) Took the time to 'plan purchases' before I went in. Rich found a bunch of stuff that interested him so the technically much larger overage doesn't count. Right? (He's yet to figure out that the next part is containers to put them in. Shhhhhhhh.)

Any more pics out there?

Martie

    Bookmark   January 23, 2006 at 8:18PM
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janie_on(z6a Ontario)

awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing

    Bookmark   January 24, 2006 at 1:57PM
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terryboc(z5 NH)

What a perfect hibiscus! I must have one! It reminds me of a tropical island. Thanks for the lovely pics.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2006 at 10:37AM
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diggingthedirt

I've been checking the Logees website to id some of the plants in the photos, and wish I could do the same for the people. I met so many garden webbers whose names were familiar that I can't quite keep track of who was who.

And, can someone remind me of the French-type lavender that's hardy? Was it L. dentata Lambikins? I'd meant to track that one down, as I usually treat the French (spanish, etc) kinds as annuals. It'd be great to be able to overwinter these outsde.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2006 at 11:35AM
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martieinct

Nan:

It's not 'Lambikins' as L. dentata only refers to the foliage. L. stoechas (French/Spanish/winged flowers) refers to the bloom habit which is decidedly different than L. dentata. L. dentata has a very tight bract that can repeat anywhere from 1 - 4 inches down the stalk. L. stoechas usually has no repeat bract. Sorry if I'm losing you, here, but I love technical Lav stuff ...

I got a 'Lambikins' and am in the process of researching who came up with the hybrid. It is obviously a cousin of L. dentata 'Goodwin Creek' so my guess is that it came out of the U. of Deleware or somewhere in North Carolina.

Does anyone know?

Martie

    Bookmark   January 29, 2006 at 8:16AM
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