I just started my journey in bonsai this fall. I plan to get a handful of new material in the spring. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions of good species for a beginner. I live in southwest Michigan. I’m thinking of a variety for sure including Japanese maple, pine (maybe JBP or mugo), another juniper, and hopefully more. Currently I have a shimpaku juniper, trident maple, Austrian pine, dwarf Alberta spruce (found out later suspect for bonsai use), ficus Benjamina, and fukein tea. All input welcome and appreciated!