Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Logee's Attends New England Grows

Last week we attended the New England Grows show in Boston, Massachusetts, only about an hour and ten minutes from Logee’s. We go every year to keep our finger on the pulse of the gardening industry. We are especially interested in the latest trends so we can keep up with what’s new and learn how to satisfy the requests of our consumers. This year over 1400 booths displayed their wares. Sham Elshahks, our business manager, Amy Miller, our retail supervisor, Tiffany DeBruycker, one of our retail salesperson and I attended. We were told over the next three days that 13,000 green industry professionals like ourselves would walk the floors of the Boston Convention and Expostion Center. The first exhibitor that caught our eye with a lucious “Green Wall” was Quansett Nurseries from South Dartmouth MA. They built a steel frame and grew the ferns and grasses for their green wall. We learned this is an upcoming trend in home gardening, especially on a deck or patio. Next, we visited with Rimol Greenhouses, from Hookset, New Hampshire. They are in the running as the supplier for our new four-bay production greenhouse that we plan to build this spring.
The latest trend in gardening is growing succulents in your home garden. We grow sansevierias at Logee's that have become very popular. They are easy to care for, generally don’t need a lot of attention, yet their unusual form and compact nature make them great candidates for the windowsill gardener. Sunny Borders from
Kensington, CT had beautiful succulent gardens in various sized saucers on display. As did Shady Oaks from Waseca, MN . They displayed their succulents in clear juice glasses so we could easily see the healthy root system.
Amy and Tiffany at the end of the day still smiling as they pose by an impressive planter.


  1. "Laurelynn: I love your blog, love Logee's, and wish I could buy one of everything you have. However, I need to ask you to think about the phrase you used in this blog, "keep our pulse on the gardening industry..." I think you mean you want to keep your finger(s) on the pulse of the gardening industry, or something like that.The nurse in me pictured you all leaning over the plants, delicately placing your wrists on them, and letting them feel the pitty-pat of your cardiac status...At any rate, spring's soon to come, hurray!

  2. Chris- Thanks for your comments. And, especially thanks for the close read and pointing out the pulse phrase...OOPS!!! Definitely needs to be changed. Would love to know what other types of things you would like to see on the blog. More plant info? More behind scenes? More gardening tips?