I feel you. I'd been hoping to bring on something new to me, but may be pulling an undeveloped prebonsai, or one of the boxwoods i collected in mid-February.I'm interested in this but not sure if I can locate a tree by April 1. Ground is still partially froze and stores aren't stocking nursery plants yet.
I'm going to check a couple places today but I don't have high hopes
Others are probably in similar circumstances.
Simplest answer is often the best answer. When do you expect nurseries and box stores to have stock available where you are? Perhaps we'll just just the sign in point back a bit?
Its about planning and choices, not so much the plant. If plant acquisition is the barrier...