How to Grow Coffee Plants as Bonsai Trees

A coffee plant with red berries being grown as a bonsai.

Bonsai, in English, is an all encompassing term used to describe miniature trees grown in containers or pots. Although the original Japanese definition was slightly different from modern interpretations, the sum and substance remaining is a potted tree trained to grow in a miniaturized fashion. To start your own Bonsai is relatively simple, to maintain … Read more

Kumquats as Bonsai

Bonsai Trees can be started in a number of ways, from cuttings, seedlings or small trees, or even seeds you germinate yourself. Any woody perennial tree or shrub can be made into Bonsai, some produce better results than others. You’ll only need one tree to start – kumquats are self pollinating / self fertile, so … Read more

Fruit Bearing Bonsai Trees

Bonsai is the art of tediously training what would be standard sized trees to grow in a miniaturized fashion while maintaining the shape and basic structure of a full sized tree. They are not different tree species. This is done by restricting their growth by keeping them in containers and shaping them via pruning. Keeping … Read more

Basil Planting Care Harvest and Storage

Basil is a bushy annual, most varieties grow 1 to 2 feet tall. They have glossy opposing leaves and white flowers. Basil leaves are utilized in the recipes from many ethnic groups, but most commonly in tomato dishes such as pesto, salads and tomato dishes. Many varieties are available with subtle differences in taste as … Read more