Ok, Did you notice that every single image of Broom style bonsai that you saw had a trunk that was absolutely straight and almost dead on 90 degrees wrt being vertical.mamfle wrote: I did
[This is an aspect of the style.]
Your trunk is not, It is both slanted and curved.
[See my comment earlier about 'misconception']mamfle wrote: I went with the broom option because of the basic shape the tree already has also
Taking that approach severely limits your options. In fact I would say in this case you are limiting yourself to mistakes someone else made.
Very little progress is made via that policy.
It is an indoor tree- No seasonal requirements for it, Wiring is somethng you would not require for a while any way. This needs pruning, And that Is Going to break a few branches. You can clip-n-grow for a while though.mamfle wrote:I am a bit worried about jumping into wiring, I have been reading a few books and they said that now or in spring is the best time to do that.
I guess I am just worried about breaking a branch
Actually if you had a plan for it you could be pruning it right now as the new growth buds are opening [or are open- getting late.]
Waiting means that the time and resources your tree is currently putting into growth will just be pruned away later.
By pruning now the tree uses those same resources to put on growth only in the areas you want [What you left to grow on after the pruning.] The end result is more directed growth right where you want it in the same amount of time, with the same resources from the tree.
Anyway don't worry so much about wiring. At this point it only has to be effective not pretty [It's not like your prepping for a show.]
It's your tree but IMO I honestly think broom is not the best route for this tree. I just don't see the tree in there as broom.
Your mileage may vary,