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.
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