Where to go with this Willow?

Redwood Ryan

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Hey again everyone! I went to my local nursery today and found this little grafted weeping willow. Apparently the nursery specializes in bonsai and they thought this was a bonsai. I disagree. I think it is too big and tall, and has no movement. Is there any way of shortening it? The directions say that once it blooms with the yellow catkins (which it has) to cut each stem back to 2 inches. I kinda want to chop it, but I'm pretty sure that wouldn't be the way to go. Is there anything I can do with this guy?



Grafted area:

Can I peel off that yellow paste like stuff on the trunk? I think it may be grafting paste....

Soil:


P.S. It has just started to sprout leaves, and I am leaving it indoors until spring arrives. Since the buds are just starting to open, can I repot into some turface now? Thanks!


Ryan
 

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