I know this is a long shot but...no harm in trying ;) :D.
Bonsai (art of training plants in a container) is one of my old hobby that basically got abandoned due to my migration here in continental US. Now I am thinking on starting again. Not to sound snubbish but, I am not thinking of the stuff that you see on Walmart, HomeDepot or the malls ;) :D.
I am scouting for "pre-bonsai" materials and though I might give the forum a try. Ideal candidates are potted tree/shrub with small leaves. Gnarled and irregularly shaped plants are preferred over straight ones. They can be from 4" tall to several feet tall (that can be trimmed down to less than 3 feet).
Some of the best specimens are actually dug from old yard or craggy mountains...but that will be asking for way too much ;).
If any of you have any that you are willing to sell...please PM or e-mail me to see if we can work out a deal.
Timing is perfect since I can start re-potting and training before spring.
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If you live in Texas, mesquite is a prime candidate for bonsai. However mesquite has a large root system so it will be hard to get a large specimen. Properly trained mesquite will make a fantastic bonsai, especially when you partially expose the root and force it to twist and turn.