Author(s): Terutoshi Iwai
This step-by-step bonsai book shows you how to craft super mini bonsai—the smallest form of bonsai!
Super-Mini bonsai is the art of representing nature in a plant that can fit in the palm of your hand, or on the tip if your finger. As rewarding as full-scale bonsai cultivation, mini bonsai is affordable, easy to learn and kind to your busy schedule. It's a complete gardening experience—a plant raised from seed or cutting, carefully potted, grown and maintained over time—a world of green in a pot no bigger than a demitasse or a thimble.
From mixing the right growing medium to choosing the perfect pot to displaying your mini bonsai, this Japanese gardening book gives you basic techniques and valuable tips to help you grow miniature:
With Miniature Bonsai you'll learn how to:
A happy pastime, a perfect gift, a beautiful addition to spaces small and large—Miniature Bonsai will show you how to make it happen.
"The book is loaded with beautiful photographs throughout, adding visual detail to the written words, which is important as viewing bonsai is about the aesthetic experience, while growing them is another experience altogether..." --Castle View Academy blog "Comprehensive, profusely illustrated throughout, and thoroughly family gardener friendly in organization and presentation, Miniature Bonsai: The Complete Guide to Super-Mini Bonsai is unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, and academic library Gardening & Horticultural Studies collections." --Midwest Book Review "This is a great book for anyone like me who is fairly clueless on gardening/plants as it provides complete details on how to successfully create mini bonsai planters. They are so adorable!!!" --Desire to Inspire blog "This book by Terutoshi Iwai shows you step by step how to craft super-mini bonsai, from selection of the plants that work best for this form of bonsai, to the tools and gardening techniques you'll need to know. The directions are simple and easy to follow, and I'll bet you'll want to run outside right now and get started." --Drought Smart Plants blog
Terutoshi Iwai is the Bonsai researcher and instructor who first developed the idea of creating super-small Bonsai just a few inches tall, which anyone can grow and enjoy at home. His work has been universally acclaimed for its charm and accessibility and his super-mini Bonsai are now popular worldwide. Iwai teaches the art of miniature bonsai cultivation in cultural centers throughout Japan as well as through his blog. He frequently often participates in events designed to broaden the understanding of Bonsai cultivation for enthusiasts.