Hello, i have a weeping blue atlas cedar i have had in the ground for about 2 years now. I got it before i started bonsai, but think it would be a cool tree to eventually have into a cascade style. Its about three feet long now, but only about 3/4" at the base. I know it will have to be shortened at some point, but am thinking it is the same as most conifers, you would just choose a new leader and take off the end? I definately want it to grow out, and i know growing in the ground would be the fastest way, but not sure if it would get too stiff to bend down after 3 or 4 years. Or am i thinking all wrong. Should it be elevated somehow now? Anyone have any good links or resources for growing these. Awesome trees.