After seeing post after post of Junipers are NOT indoor Bonsai threads, I get it.
But we were given a cluster planted Norfork Island Pine that came dressed up as a Christmas tree with glitter, ribbons, and cheap little ornaments. Last spring, I up potted it into a pot twice as big as what it came in, and it responded well.
I was thinking what to do with it this coming season -- plan on growing it bigger and use as indoor Christmas tree? -- Kids enjoyed putting itty bitty ornaments on it this year, or limit its size?
It will need to be thickened further but level and type of care may be influenced by whether it can eventually be styled into a Bonsai or not.
Googled for images but only ones showing up are young cluster planted trees planted in Bonsai trays. (Do you suppose they all started life as holiday gifts?) Anybody have links to any good inspirational Norfork Island Pine bonsai examples?
I have to dig up the photo I took of them, but last year at a garden center, I saw some big ones -- 7 or 8 ft tall -- that had their lower branches chopped off and styled into a sort of palm tree shape. If you didn't know what they were, I guess they could be passed off as an interesting indoor/office plant, but I thought they looked rather comical.