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.
"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
"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
"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
"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
"This is the type of project I like to start during the winter months, when I'm longing to be in the garden, despite the frozen earth. If you enjoy quiet, small-size garden projects, this could be your new mini thing." --Empress of Dirt blog
"As if bonsai gardening didn't already render the likes of cedar, maple, pine, and cherry trees into infinitely smaller versions, here super-mini bonsai reduces them to a size best suited for thimble-size 'pots' ... But it's certainly an excellent introduction to the practice and deserves a spot on a shelf with conventional bonsai-gardening books." --Booklist
"Everything you could possibly need to know to create your own super-mini bonsai is laid out before you; all that has to be done is follow Iwai's instructions. Each section is clear, readable material that is easy to follow ... the perfect tool for anyone looking for fun, simple, easy-to-follow ways to create super-mini bonsai of their own." --Washington Gardener magazine
"A truly delightful book which is very entertaining...the techniques described would be a new, and relatively simple, element of Horticulture Therapy. The only way to find out it, of course, to buy the book--which I heartily recommend!" -- Shakkei, the Journal of the Japanese Garden Society