On my way back from Willimantic I made a stop in Danielson CT at Logee’s Greenhouses. This transportive space has been a favorite destination of mine (especially in cold and dry late autumn and winter months) for years. The business was established in 1892 by William D. Logee who was especially interested in tropical and unusual plants. 110 year-old citrus trees grow up out of the dirt floors of the densely packed greenhouses.
Drifting through the narrow pathways, breathing in the humid and fragrant air, I feel righted and restored. The photo above is taken in one of my favorite corners of the largest house, the succulent and cacti section. I couldn’t resist bringing a couple new friends home with me. Logee’s cannot reuse their plastic pots because of strict policies in place to prevent cross-contamination. I wash the pots at home and bring them to folks at the farmer’s market who will re-use them.