Have to disagree luigonz. Most nurseries offer very few bonsai-suitable specimens. Finding one can take several trips of several hours each unless you're going to a bonsai specialty nursery. Wigert's OTOH offers 8" bulb pan trees that are very well developed, with much of the primary work already completed. You can hardly beat $25 for a tree of the caliber they offer. Shipping can be high if you're further from them. But I don't imagine FL to AL is all that expensive. For 3 trees, shipping would probably be around $25-35. That's 3 quality trees, most likely ready for pots, for $100, delivered. As a comparison, I've been shopping my local nurseries for Maples and the pricing is fairly ridiculous. Many want $300 for a JM thread leaf I can collect or grow in 3 years from seed. Needless to say, they don't move many trees, and they just keep increasing prices. I was interested in one Trident that was marked $50. The tag was embedded in the bark about 18" up. The trunk was about 1Ã‚Â½" caliper. When I went to purchase it, they refused to sell it for less than $250, despite the very clearly marked price tag that OBVIOUSLY belonged to the tree. The colored ribbon, I was told, means it's a $300 tree that they would "let go" for $250. These are field growns, no maintanence trees too. Anyway, rant over, nurseries are not always the best place to look. Yes, you can find real gems every now and then, but these are rarities. And, if you go looking for them, you'll find yourself dejected more often than not.