Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Much to my delight and surprise we had a group of Connecticut Garden Bloggers visit our greenhouses this week. They made a day trip out of the experience.
On my right is Scott Hokunson, of Blue Heron Landscape Design LLC. Here is his blog about gardening http://bhld.wordpress.com.
He has nice design features and good information. Plus, gardeners are really good people. Here is an excerpt of his business philosophy: "What I bring to Blue Heron Landscape Design is one of sustainability, and of ecological responsibility. Our focus is to provide our clients with gardens that will enhance their properties and grow with them as they travel the paths of their lives."
In the back to my right is another happy gardener and blogger. Joene Hendry, check out her garden blog here. http://www.joenesgarden.com/.
Joene's business called, Gardens & Turf, helps people design their own gardens and is a garden coach "coaching for anyone who wants a beautiful garden but doesn't quite know where to start."
To my far left is Cyndy Cromwell. Here is her garden blog: http://gardeningasylum.wordpress.com/.
Make sure to check out her BlogRoll which is simply a listing of all the great garden blogs that she follows. I'm so impressed with the depth of information Cyndy has on her site, not to mention the incredible photographs.
Layanee DeMerchant http://ledgeandgardens.typepad.com/ledge_and_gardens/ also has a tremendous depth of resource on her site. Although, I believe she is in the Northwest corner of Rhode Island, she still counts as a Connecticut Garden Blogger. Plus on the right hand side of her blog, I like the Categories listing. Here you can find her past blogs and information about anything from bulbs, annuals, evergreens to watergardens and the list goes on.
Here are some flowers and plants they saw on their trip this week.
Sweet-scented "Canary Island Broom"(Genista canariensis) in full flower in our Big House.
Our Kumquat tree filled with fruit.
"Pink Powder Puff" (Calliandra emarginata) is on display in our Lemon Tree House.
Other easy growers in our greenhouses are Hawaiin Volcano Plant (Anthurium) on a sustainably harvested lava rock.
And Bougainvillea "Vera Purple" is always in bloom even in this 4-inch pot.
Check out these Garden Bloggers sites. They are real people with great gardening tips for everyone. Plus, if you want to see more pictures of Logee's, we can't thank them enough for the great pictures they posted from their trip to our greenhouses.