This thread will track my progression of Shimpaku juniper nursery stock into an informal upright shohin bonsai. I'm targeting a final height of 6–8 inches and I'm planning to grow almost an entirely new canopy. This is a multi-year project. Obtained June 2015 in a 1-gallon nursery pot for $19.99: I gently repotted and did some minor cleanup summer of 2015: February 2016, showing the likely front of the tree: Foliage and pollen cones, close up: October 16, 2016; I finally felt ready to perform the first significant styling: I'm confident about the selection of the canopy and upper right branch. My plan is to grow them out into a beautifully ramified and triangular canopy. The bottom right and left branches will likely be removed. The bottom left branch I am going to keep for another couple of years to thicken the trunk. I'm likely to put a little twist into the trunk for motion and to reduce the height.