One thing the writer stresses is not being afraid of having a tree die since it eventually happens to everyone attempting this art (and growing bonsais is an ancient art in the Orient). With this in mind, I decided to work on my first bonsai.
We were given a beautiful ceramic pot as a Christmas present that looks perfect for a bonsai tree. I then purchased a Dwarf Juniper at Home Depot and floral wire from Michaels to guide the branches.
Dwarf Juniper before pruning