I really enjoy growing bonsai from seed and seedlings. It is of course not the fastest route to growing a bonsai, but I find it really enjoyable. This weekend it was time again to trim and wire these smallest of trees in my garden. Every year I trim these back, and I only allow them to grow a few cm each year. This is the road to the finest of bonsai. It is however also the slowest!
What you can hopefully tell from the pictures is that I choose to remove the strongest shoots every year, leaving smaller side branches to take over. These have grown slowly, and as such have short internodes, ideal for finely developed canopies.