Hi all, I've been stalking around the forum for a little bit now, and I've become increasingly interested in the art of Bonsai! A little bit of info before I start asking questions, I live around Atlanta, Georgia, a bit north. Right now I'm in Kennesaw (7b), but I could be moving somewhere else in December. I have a move coming up, so I'm not sure I want to start immediately. Now for my questions:
- I've been looking mainly at junipers, but is this the best type of tree for a beginner in my area?
- I have some trees in my yard at home, like a Japanese red maple and a birch my Dad has always called a paper birch. Are these okay for Bonsai? Understanding that cuttings take a very long time to become what can be a bonsai.
- I'm planning on going to a local botanical garden with some bonsai, would it be appropriate to ask them questions about their bonsai?
- What is the best time of year to start the hobby?