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#1 of 9 Old 05-09-2006, 10:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm looking for a *good* local nursery - non "big-box" type store. Most places seem to have the same few plants - I want to find oddball stuff, or local stuff that'll grow well. Where do you guys reccomend?

I'm in Northwestern CT.
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I grew up in New Milford. I know of several little ones around there but the one that comes to mind more north (I think) is White Flower Farm. I think it is in Litchfield.
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Here is a cool place...it is a great day trip too! I can spend hours there!

www.logees.com
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My mom lives in CT and is a plant pathalogist. Her two favs are Logees and White Flower Farm.
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What exactly does a plant pathologist do exactly? I am so curious!

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She works on plant diseases.
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Ooooh -thanks! Logees looks to be about an hour - not too bad.
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I have to second White Flower Farm - fantastic selection & the grounds are *amazing*. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours there!

Cricket Hill Garden in Thomaston is just tree peonies - amazing to see when they're all in bloom in May/June!

You just missed it this year, but there is an annual plant sale at Berkshire Botanical Garden

And also "Miss Jekyll's Favorites" Plant Sale at the The Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden in Woodbury -- Plant sale of heirloom & unusual perennials and annuals, garden ornaments, tools, books and accessories.
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If you aren't too far from the Amherst area, my favorite is Andrews on South East Road, but Annie's on Route 116 has some interesting stuff as well. Too bad the weirdest (and elitist) of all just closed last year, Blue Meadow in Montague.

Of course, White Flower Farm is the granddaddy of them all.

Oh, isn't it glorious?

Have fun!

Heidi mama to Yarrow Rose (4/17/04) and expecting the next little flower (7/31/06)
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