I love exploring nurseries when I travel, and my trip to New York City via Connecticut was a true delight. Opened in 1892 in Danielson, Connecticut, Logee’s has been in continuous operation by the Logee family ever since. You can read about this fabulous place here: Logee’s
This large tropical nursery, around an entire city block entirely under glass, is in a small old country town. They specialize in mail order sales, but are open to the public.
I was fascinated by the Connecticut architecture and landscape, like this abandoned factory across the street,
I spent several hours winding through the various greenhouses, it was heavenly
This Ponderosa Lemon tree was planted in 1900 and still bears many many lemons. It is about 40 feet around, hard to convey in the photo. I walked under its limbs without bending over.
Bananas in Connecticut, Hooray!
Some made it easier than others. This precious little begonia is pretty bedraggled, but I think he will perk up nicely.
A few of the baby tropical vines and miniature rainforest begonias getting a drink and misted after unpacking
They may be small now, but a good repotting, some fresh air and sunlight for a few months and boy, howdy, look out!