September 26, 2009

Tropical plants

Now that it's getting cooler, it is a good time to give some thought to house plants.

A friend and I visited Logee's Greenhouses in Danielson, CT this morning. They do a brisk mail order business in tropical plants and others that are suitable house plants for cool climates, and most of which are happy outside in the summer, in pots. You can order a catalog from their website.

If you find yourself in the vicinty of Danielson, in northeast Connecticut, it's worth a visit. Outside you will see banana trees, bougainvillea vines and various other southern plants. A few of them manage to overwinter out doors, perhaps nestled against the warmth of a heated greenhouse, but most are in pots -- some in really huge pots-- and are taken in when it gets too cold for them.

On the way home we stopped at the Farmer's Market in Danielson, near the library. Lots of fresh, good looking food! Naturally we bought some!


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