Here are a few trees Ive acquired and I kind of want to make a point that saving up for one tree really pays off rather than spending a bit on a bunch of "sticks in pots"
Heres a Ficus Nerifolia I got a few weeks back this one was A bit pricey at $45 but I guess its payed off it looks bare because I recently gave it a haircut but when it fills in it looks pretty good in my oppinion
Here is a Buttonwood that I purchased for $15 with a haircut and one more wiring it will become a good example of a Literati style
Here is another buttonwood collected from the keys a bit over 5 inches high. With one more wiring and a few more pinches it will be "finished" if one can ever say that about bonsai