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My Works

Searching For Home

"Reading Laurelynn Martin's account of her near-death experience and changed life can change yours...She tells a humdinger of a story...It deserves to become a classic." Kenneth Ring, author of Life at Death and Heading Toward Omega.

This review holds Laurelynn Martin and "Searching for Home" in the highest esteem. Not only did Laurelynn write the wonderful, can’t-put-it-down account of her experience, she taught this reviewer a basic truth that is now part of my being. It is that "healing comes from within" and "home" is not a place to go to, but an idea to be lived every moment of every day."
Richard Fuller, Senior Editor, Metaphysical Reviews.

 Houseplant enthusiasts will be delighted to discover the range of tropical plants that can be grown in containers indoors, in any location. Laurelynn and Byron Martin, owners of Logee's Plants for Home & Garden, are nationally renowned for their expertise in growing fruit-bearing and tropical plants indoors. Their colorful guide features photos and complete care guidelines for 46 food-bearing plants, includes lemons, limes, grapefruit, cherries, olives, passion fruit, papaya, and much more. Fresh, fragrant, and flavorful, Edible Houseplants expands the fun and pleasure of growing indoor plants.

Together, Laurelynn and Byron Martin own Logee's Plants for Home & Garden, a retail and online business that specializes in fruiting, rare, and tropical plants, as well as hardy garden plants, easy-to-grow houseplants, begonias, and many more rare and unusual plants, with customers across the United States. Byron is also an avid beekeeper who grows pollinator plants to help sustain the local bee population.

Full-color photographs throughout. 160 pages; 9 ½ X 9 ½. Paperback. Copyright 2023.

Logee's Greenhouses Spectacular Container Plants

Co-authors and third generation owners of Logee's Greenhouses, Laurelynn G. Martin and Byron E. Martin share their 110-year old family secrets on how to grow exotic plants.

"Logee's Greenhouses and this book are a must for anyone who is horticulturally minded..."Tasha Tudor, author and gardener.

Book Review

Review for Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Booklist,
which is the largest trade publication to booksellers and the library market.
Perhaps it starts with an avocado pit precariously suspended on toothpicks in a water glass, or maybe an island vacation instilled a fondness for fresh-picked papaya. Whatever the source of inspiration, the reality of successfully propagating and growing tropical plants is something most gardeners never get to experience, yet a wide variety of both familiar and exotic plants can be grown inside the home with very little effort. Whether intrigued by the culinary possibilities of using one’s own lemons or olives, or attracted to the ornamental attributes of a fragrant or vibrant blossom, tropical plants offer a wealth of edible and decorative possibilities. From the Australian Finger Lime to the Tahitian Orange, Kumquat to the Sunquat, each plant’s cultural requirements are provided in pithy descriptions that include recipes. Fun facts, handy tips, and eye-popping color illustrations and photographs round out a comprehensive yet accessible guide that will fascinate and inspire both beginning and established gardeners.
— Carol Haggas

"My newest book find is a treasure (Spectacular Container Plants)...What I love about the book, besides the stunning photographs, is that the Martins don't romanticize the information. If a plant is highly susceptible to white fly or root disease, they say so, and explain how to handle such problems." Marg Hols, St. Paul Pioneer Press columnist.

Indoor Flower Power

A great article to view the many choices we have for spectacular plants that bloom during the holidays. Fragrant and beautiful specimens are pictured. They delight the senses and go beyond the poinsettia.