I've been wanting to get into bonsai for a while, and I've done some research. Many websites offer a lot of information about care, shaping, pruning etc.
But I've found that they tend to be vague about choosing a specimen, this is what is holding me back. I have no idea which tree to use, and when I choose one, what do I do next?
So basically I'm asking for information about choosing a species for an outdoor Bonsai (I live in Canada), and one for an indoor bonsai, I've had a ficus in mind.
What size should it be? Do I immediately plant it into a bonsai pot, or what do I do with it? After I plant it what should be the first steps?
I would like to thank everyone in advanced.