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Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

Episode 57: Visit to Logee’s Greenhouses

We’re taking the podcast on the road again and this time we traveled to Logee’s Greenhouses in Danielson, Connecticut. Known countrywide as a mecca for houseplant and tropical plant lovers, this unique business is the ideal location to visit if you need to chase away the winter blues. Join us as we step into the 80°F, subterranean greenhouses to check out trees adorned with lemons the size of footballs and fragrant jasmines that almost anyone can grow (even Steve and Danielle). We also get the inside scoop on caring for some of these exotic plants from Byron Martin, the co-owner of Logee’s. And, in case you’re sad that you couldn’t join us on this adventure, Logee’s ships plants across the country, so you can order any of the jewels we discovered on this visit and have them delivered to your doorstep.

Expert testimony: Byron Martin, co-owner of Logee’s Greenhouses, in Danielson, Connecticut.


‘Chocolate Peppermint’ scented geranium (Pelargonium tomentosum ‘Chocolate Peppermint’, Zones 9–11) *Purchased by Steve*

Spider flower (Grevillea cv., Zones 9–11)

*Not pineapple guava, common name mentioned on podcast

‘Double Red’ bougainvillea (Bougainvillea ‘Double Red’, Zones 9–10)

Ifafa lily (Cyrtanthus mackenii, Zones 9–10)

Variegated heart leaf hoya (Hoya kerrii ‘Variegata’, Zone 10) *Purchased by Danielle*

‘Ponderosa’ lemon (Citrus limon ‘Ponderosa’, Zones 8–11)

Twilight orchid plant (Pseuderanthemum sinuatum, Zones 10–11)

Orange lipstick plant (Aeschynanthus xsplendidus, Zone 10)

Fragrant daphne (Daphne odora, Zones 7–9)

Swiss cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa, Zones 10–11)

Tree tomato (Cyphomandra crassicaulis, Zones 9–11)

Orange jasmine (Murraya paniculata, Zones 9–10) *Purchased by Danielle*

Climbing rock plant (Stephania perrieri, Zone 10) *Purchased by Danielle*

Angel’s trumpet (Brugmansia spp. and cvs., Zones 9–11)

Lemon buttons fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia ‘Duffii’, Zones 8–10)

‘Red Alert’ Cape primrose (Streptocarpus ‘Red Alert’, Zones 9–10)

Waxwings™ Orange mirror bush (Coprosma ‘Orange’, Zones 9–10)


Photo labels

Exterior of Logee’s Greenhouses

Entrance to the first greenhouse at Logee’s

‘Chocolate Peppermint’ scented geranium

‘Double Red’ bougainvillea (close-up)

‘Double Red’ bougainvillea archway with Steve underneath

Ifafa lily

Variegated heart leaf hoya

‘Ponderosa’ lemon (close-up)

Danielle hiding in the ‘Ponderosa’ lemon

Orange lipstick plant

Swiss cheese plant

Tree tomato

Steve and Byron Martin, co-owner of Logee’s Greenhouses

Selfie of Steve and Danielle at the Logee’s Greenhouses

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