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Monday, October 18, 2010

Postcard from the Tropics

Vita Sackville-West once said, “A flowerless room is a soulless room…”so it’s time to get hip and bring a little soul inside your homes. Whether you indulge in culinary growies or tropical flora, plants are a must for the inside blasé spot. Don’t get garden fatigue now. Some of the best plant experiences can be had in the upcoming winter months. One way to rejuvenate your horticultural soul in the midst of this seasonal transition is with a fall field trip. Check back to the September blog for the trip to the tropics’ details. It’s a must-do, must-see! Logee’s is not as much a greenhouse as its own indoor ecosystem. This place definitely has soul. It’s alive and full of history. Tropical plants grow right out of the dirt floor and walls; you can tell it’s been here forever. The magic of this greenhouse, although at first glimpse to the visitor may seem rough and tumble, brings out that youthful spirit of adventure. You can wander off into small pockets and tiny aisles of flora that shroud you in its growth.

So that’s your teaser. It’s like a trailer for a hit movie. I can’t divulge anymore or I will spoil the ending. It’s all yours to experience; just leave enough room in the car for souvenirs from your plant safari. That’s my only tip! Have fun. They do have an open house coming up on November 5th-7th but I might save this for a quieter day when you could have the place to yourself. To wrap up this whole soul thing, I end with a John Muir quote. “They tell us that plants are not like man immortal, but are perishable—soul-less. I think that is something that we know exactly nothing about.” I’m expecting postcards from your tropical visit!
(Above Photo by Greg Bilowz - Below photo of photographer from Annie's Phone)

Check out our facebook page for a photo album of our Logee's trip later today.

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