Somerville Garden Club

May 6, 2021
by Head Gardener
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May 12, 2021 Virtual Meeting – Tropical Blueberries as Houseplants


A brief introduction to some of the spectacular tropical species related to our familiar native blueberries.  Still mostly unknown in horticultural circles, many make easygoing and highly decorative houseplants and have interesting potential for indoor fruit production.

Nathaniel ‘Nat’ Scheckler is a lawyer, mediator, former social worker, and lifelong avid horticulturist.  In his late 20s he began growing orchids, forest cactuses, ferns of all sorts, and tropical ericads.  He left a subtropical climate, abundant land, and a hand-built greenhouse when he left Georgia for Somerville.  Accommodating the needs of his large plant collection to a small Somerville apartment is his latest adventure.  When not watering indoor plants, Nat also enjoys food gardening, vegetarian cooking, making pottery, identifying plants online, and hiking the beautiful wilder spaces of New England with his wife and two young sons.

All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. 7-9pm. If you are interested in attending our virtual meeting, but have not received the meeting link via email, or are not a SGC member, you can email info@somervillegardenclub.org for the link.

April 10, 2021
by Head Gardener
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April 14, 2021 Virtual Meeting – A Piet Oudolf Story

Piet Oudolf is a world renown Dutch garden designer, plant nursery man and author. He is a leading figure of the “New Perennial” movement. His designs and plant compositions use bold drifts of herbaceous perennials and grasses  chosen at least as much for their structure as for their flower colour.  Researching Piet’s aesthetic principles led Dr./Ms. Deborah Chud to design and create her own Oudolfian garden in the Boston area. She will describe her processes in her presentation to the garden club on April 14th, 2021.

Deborah Chud is a retired physician turned landscape design consultant, educator, and Piet Oudolf researcher. She is a member of the Perennial Plant Association.

All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. 7-9pm. If you are interested in attending our virtual meeting, but have not received the meeting link via email, or are not a SGC member, you can email info@somervillegardenclub.org for the link.