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 […]

Guerrilla Bonsai: Bringing Bonsai to the People!

Rafael Najmanovich and Patrick Blandeau of our group, the Progressive Bonsai Collective,  took bonsai to the streets during a Japanese street festival. Check out Rafael’s video below and subscribe to his channel. If the people don’t go to bonsai, bonsai goes to the people!

Weeds weeds weeds! Some are good, some are bad!

Like insects, grasses, sprouted tree seeds, wildflowers, moss, lichens and other intruders will grow in our pots. It’s inevitable. Weeds are something we don’t talk about enough and totally wish I knew more about all the scandalous weeds to avoid! I will try to hash out some thoughts and guidelines as well as point out […]

About me

Matt Sherman – Modanbonsai For those who don’t know me , I am a bonsai student and practitioner born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Husband and father of 3, I am a professional Sound Supervisor and Mixer for cinema and television. It is a very interesting career when it comes to comparisons to bonsai […]