Hello, I am new to the Bonsai Forum and to the art of bonsai. The first pic includes the original plastic 3" oval pot it came in from Home Depot and its new home. I found a an elderly couple here in Edmonton Alberta, Canada, who run a small home bonsai green house. I was able to take my tree to them to have a look at, and all is well with it other than small roots at this time. I bought the pot based on looks and with the petrified wood and tray, i thought it looked good.
The tree must be very young, so I will have a long time to decide on a style I wish to pursue.
I am not too certain what type of Ficus it is, but someone suggested that it might be a Ginseng Ficus. If anyone is able to confirm this from the pics that would be great and so would be being corrected.
I am 50 yrs old and just starting bonsai with a very young tree...hmmm. I have been encouraging my eldest daughter to learn with me and then she will be able to carry on with it. Then she can teach my granddaughter and then she can then do like wise and so on....a literal family tree i say.
Although I do look forwards to many yrs developing not only family but my tree as well. It will be interesting to see the tree's development through photos.
I look forwards to many chats with experienced enthusiasts.