Miniature Bonsai: The Complete Guide to Super-Mini Bonsai
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 even 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 flowering trees, pines, maples, oaks, junipers, and other varieties of tiny trees and potted plants that are readily available and last for years.
With Miniature Bonsai you’ll learn how to:
Choose plants that can thrive as mini bonsai
Work with seeds and cuttings
Cultivate and care for mini bonsai
Match the right plant to the right pot
Train your mini bonsai
A happy pastime, a perfect gift, a beautiful addition to spaces small and large, Miniature Bonsai will show you how to make it happen.
“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
|Dimensions||203 × 254 mm|
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.