January 7, 2021

Visiting Logee’s Tropical Container Plants for Home and Garden

As a serious and passionate gardener, whenever I have the time I always enjoy visiting area nurseries in search of new and unusual houseplants to add to my collection.

Earlier this week, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, and I took a trip to Logee’s Tropical Container Plants for Home and Garden in Danielson, Connecticut - one of my favorite sources for tropical specimens. Logee’s was founded in 1892 by William D. Logee. William started the business as a cut-flower shop and then expanded it to include begonias and tropical container plants. Over time, Logee’s became well known for its hybridizing achievements in the world of begonias. Today, Logee’s is owned and operated by Williams’s grandson, Byron Martin, and his business partner, Laurelynn Martin. Logee’s offers more than 1500 plant cultivars - most of which are all propagated right in its greenhouses. I have been going to Logee's for many years, and Byron has been a guest on both my television and radio shows. It's always so much fun to visit his greenhouses and to learn about his wonderful plants.

Enjoy these photos.