I wanted to start a thread to keep track of the progress for this Amur maple I purchased from a member here about two and half years ago. A couple of weeks ago it was completely wired and styled into a sort of informal broom, or at least the beginning of one. It was repotted into a Tokoname container. Alhtough I think it's ok for now, down the road I'd like to find a pot with sharper corners and darker color. Perhaps even unglazed? I also added a couple of dwarf Sea Lavender (Limonium Binervosum) plants to add some additional interest. This is something I do not usually do but thought to try it out here. Next step is to let this tree grow wild and in another couple of months cut it back again to keep on building a rounded and ramified canopy. Below is the tree as it looked during the summer of 2014. I do not have any photos of how the tree looked before being styled but here it is now. This is a virtual of what I am aiming for in possibly another 5 years or so.