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Ficus Bonsai Trees: How To Grow and Plant Care

If you’re just getting started in the art of growing and caring for bonsai trees, there’s perhaps no better start than to choose a ficus as your first bonsai tree. Not only are they easy to care for, and prefer living indoors or in warm climates (unlike some bonsai trees which are commonly mislabeled as indoor plants), but ficus bonsai … Read More

Lemon Cypress Bonsai Tree (Cupressus Macrocarpa): How to Grow and Plant Care

The lemon cypress is a wonderful cultivar of the Monterey cypress tree. Its typical conical shape, lime green foliage, and citrus scent make it an incredible focal point in any garden, but what can really bring it out, is growing it as a bonsai tree. It’s probably not the first thing you’d consider making a bonsai tree out of. Perhaps … Read More

Begonia Plant: How To Grow and Plant Care

Whether you’re an indoor plant enthusiast, or you have the room and the means to grow them outdoors, there’s a begonia for every taste, planting scheme and space available. Begonias are diverse plants which have definitely endured for as long as we’ve been growing them. They have fallen out of favor and returned with a resurgence in popularity repeatedly, and … Read More

Redwood Bonsai

Redwood Bonsai (Metasequoia/Sequoia): How to Grow and Plant Care

You may know that some of the tallest trees in the world are redwood trees. The dawn redwood, or Metasequoia glyptostroboides, is very old, some fossils date back as far as 90 million years.  It was thought to be extinct, until it was discovered growing happily in China, in 1941. They also make excellent bonsai trees. Read on to discover … Read More

6 Best Fruit Trees for Bonsai: How to Grow and Plant Care

There’s no doubt that growing plants as bonsai trees is a challenge, but the rewards are worth it.  To get a plant looking like a miniature version of a standard tree is, in no uncertain terms, an art form.  Most trees grown as bonsai are cultivated for their tree-like form in miniature, valued for their twisted or textured trunks and … Read More

Bonsai Pine Trees (Pinus): Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

Bonsai trees can take a multitude of forms depending on what species is grown as a bonsai. Some people prefer to grow succulent plants as indoor bonsai trees, or flowering plants for color, but one of the most popular trees to cultivate as a bonsai is the pine tree. It’s one of the most well-loved and versatile plants to grow … Read More

Bonsai Fertilizer: Best Types and How to Use Them

When it comes to keeping plants healthy, one of the simplest ways is to match the nutrition requirements of each plant.  For some plants, this will be feeding them every week during the summer or growing season, which suits plants like tomatoes very well.  For others, such as succulents, the less you feed and water them, largely the better off … Read More

Spruce Bonsai (Picea): Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

You might be familiar with the spruce tree already. Perhaps you live near one, or a park full of them.  Maybe they only appear during the holiday season as a Christmas tree, but these characterful conifers can also be grown as a bonsai tree without a lot of effort. While the natural spruce can grow up to 200 feet tall … Read More

Borage Flower Meaning and Symbolism

While borage is usually grown as an annual to attract plenty of bees in the garden, it has other uses, too.  For a start, it’s a beautiful star-shaped flower in the most vivid shades of blue, purple, and brilliant white.  The height of the plant means that it does well in most herbaceous borders, and it’s also an excellent companion … Read More

Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia): Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

If you’re a little underwhelmed when it comes to plants that you can grow indoors, it may be that you’re just looking in the wrong places.  There are plenty of fantastic plants to choose from, and one of the most unique plants that should be on your list is the bird of paradise. Here’s everything you need to know. At … Read More

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