Since we don't have a houseplant thread, I'll leave this here.
I trained a Bonsai yesterday, here are some pics of the process.
I started with a Blue Star Juniper in a 5 gallon pot. Here is the before an after:
Here is the plant after I cleaned up the underside to survey its structure:
I did a first pass on pruning inner foliage that wasn't wanted and started to train the trunk with some wire:
Here is is after another pass of pruning and defining the final shape with more wire:
Here it is after repotting in a Bonsai pot:
And in its new home. It needs a fair bit of further pruning, but I did not want to shock the plant too much in the first pass. Its pretty traumatic to chop off 3/4 of its roots and most of its foliage. I may post another pic once its ready for another pruning and I remove some of the wire and start the 2nd pass on training. My goal is to let it extend during the summer where I can leave it outside and then trim and train the inside so the effect of pads take hold. It will take 2 or 3 years before it has its final shape, but I think it turned out ok for a first pass.