Hello, my name is aly, and, as you can probably guess, I'm new to this group and to the world of bonsai. This place looks like a great treasure trove of information.
Now as for my question:
I mentioned that I thought bonsai was cool, and wound up getting three for my birthday. I have no doubt they're of Walmart-esque origins, and that they're nothing special.
In trying to figure out what to do with these plants, I've looked on-line quite a bit and read Indoor Bonsai for Beginners by Werner M. Busch. I've come to the conclusion that I'm in over my head. I have no idea what to do and am vastly overwhelmed by the amount of information (not to mention contradicting information) available.
I'm hoping that I can get a very simple starting point? I'm hoping I'm not a lost cause as I do think bonsai are cool, I simply did not think I would be getting one and, if I were, I think I'd be more inclined to do it as many suggest: by getting a nursery specimen instead of a walmart plant.
Attached are pictures (two views of each). Thanks in advance for any/all help and advice you can give me.