I came down to Florida for vacation and decided to check out one of the nursery’s down here. My original plan was to head over to Wigert’s, but the location was too far out of the way. Searching online I found a closer nursery, Schley’s Bonsai, and checked it out. It’s a relatively new place, but had a nice assortment of prebonsai stock, trees in training, and finished bonsai.
My main goal was to find a tree with a good trunk. Recently I had read advice that I found incredibly insightful, “Buy for the trunk, grow the branches.” I found a willow leaf ficus with a nice base at the trunk. Next time I’ll have to remember to have had a lighter or something in the picture for size comparison. It’s going to make a great shohin.