Blueberries are easy to grow, highly productive, and are wonderful ornamental plants that produce beautiful flowers in spring, juicy fruits in summer, dazzling fall foliage, and colorful winter branches (see our 4 “Ps” below for tips on growing). New varieties have been bred to be container-happy and some will bear loads of fruit in zones with fewer chill hours (typically zones 8-11). Another innovation is that they’re self-pollinating, so you don’t need to plant two different selections to get fruit. Because you’re planting them in containers and can provide for all their needs, even those without the naturally acidic soil that blueberries love can grow these plants. Fill your larger containers with these compact shrubs, and place them for easy picking. Open back door, pluck handful of ripe, sweet berries, apply to cereal bowl.