6 Ways to Profit Growing Woody Ornamentals

  With so many profitable plant choices available to specialty crop growers, why do woody ornamentals belong on their top 10 list? Woody ornamentals, for those who are not familiar with these appealing perennial plants, are shrubs and trees with branches that are harvested and sold to florists and crafters. Woody ornamentals have colorful stems, […]

How To Start a Bonsai Business

  Every year, more and more people move to the city, where yards are much smaller, or even just a condo balcony. Gardeners adapt by learning to grow in smaller spaces and finding smaller plants to grow. Bonsai trees are the ultimate small plant, considering a sixty foot tall tree in nature may be just […]

10 Most Profitable Trees To Grow

Growing trees for profit is an ideal part-time or full-time business for anyone who enjoys being outdoors and working with plants. Trees are a valuable and renewable resource that can be grown in a tiny backyard or on a 100 acre tree farm. The most profitable trees for most small growers are those in demand […]

Growing Japanese Maples For Profit

For hundreds of years, Japanese maples (Acer palmatum) have been grown and admired by gardeners, who view them as a “collector’s tree” because of their unique beauty. These lovely trees make a unique addition to any garden, with foliage ranging from delicate lacy leaves to variegated leaves in a rainbow of colors from red and […]

How to Make $40,000 (Or More) Growing Potted Trees

New tree growers who need to turn a profit right away should take a look at container growing, a system used by many commercial nurseries. Growing trees for sale in pots, whether they are heirloom fruit trees or tiny trees for bonsai collectors, is easier, faster, more profitable and produces high quality trees. Here are […]

How To Start a Backyard Tree Nursery For Under $600

  One of the very best ‘shoestring startups’ for anyone who enjoys gardening is starting a tree nursery in their backyard or acreage. A tree nursery can be started with just a few hundred dollars and a few essentials. Here is what is needed: Room to grow. Although many established tree nurseries cover over a […]

How to Make Money With Tiny Trees

  High school science teacher Pauline Muth enjoyed growing and training bonsai trees in her spare time, and decided to turn her hobby into a real bonsai business when she retired from teaching. Now, several years after retiring at age 55, she has realized her dreams with a home-based bonsai business that provides a substantial […]

Earn Extra Cash Growing Trees in Your Backyard

  Starting a backyard tree nursery, or tree farming, can be a great way for gardeners to turn their green thumbs into cash. It’s also a good way to ‘bootstrap’ a few hundred dollars into a steady income from tree sales. Because the hours are flexible, growing trees is also an ideal part-time business for […]