I am officially new to the world of bonsai. Previously an avid ( and currently) cacti owner. I decided to go from the least attention needing plant to one of the most.
I just bought an azalea tree in a mall bonsai art gallery. I'm not convinced this may be the healthiest tree, but I'm going to do my darnedest to keep it alive and beautiful!
Does anyone have any bonsai books they recommend? I am unsure of many things, like training and pruning, and would love to learn. Below is a picture of my tree, I'm not the biggest fan of its shape but, I'd like to try encouraging it into a formal upright position. Though two of the branches seem very stiff and I'm not too sure what to do about it. Any tips and tricks/ recommended books would be appreciated!
( since I didn't get it at a very reputable place, I'm not sure if I believe the age:12, or quite understand why the training has a -5 next to it )