Technique: Weeping Willow wire bite and weights

Willow is a super fun species. Originating from China, not the Middle East as the Latin name implies, Salix babylonica aka Weeping willow is a common sight in our North American landscape. There are several humongous old willow reaching out over the river side next to my home. It’s a nostalgic tree with a definitive […]

PBC Monthly Meeting & Nursery Stock Styling Day

Finally another post ! I’ve been quite busy with work and family lately. This post is a sort of journal entry covering our group meeting and a few new trees. Last fall, local Bonsai enthusiasts including myself founded a study group called the Progressive Bonsai Collective or the PBC. We share and discuss online and […]

Tree Profile: Larch Yamadori

A recent addition to my collection is this twin-trunk larch. I purchased it it from Louis at Art and Culture Bonsai in Shawinigan, a major contributor to Quebec bonsai culture and trees, supplies and resources. The tree is estimated to be somewhere around 80 – 100 years old and has been in training for several […]

Love for Forests & Tree Profile: Canadian Larch Forest

I have always been enamoured with forest plantings, penjing, landscape scenes etc. A huge part of what draws me to bonsai is to get immersed and lost in the illusion of these portraits or scenes, moments in time. The perspective, depth and scale of these compositions moves me. If only I had more space for […]