I've really been wanting to get some of my pre-bonsai trees into some nice display pots, and I decided to repot a couple of them this season, instead of waiting until the spring. I hope I didn't push my luck too much!
Juniper (possibly a Sargent's)
I bought this juniper about 18 months ago from a Home Depot for only $8 or so. It was marked as a Sargent's juniper, and I picked it up in the hopes that it would be similar to a shimpaku. It's kept the needle foliage instead of the shimpaku-style scale foliage, but I think it's developed pretty nicely. I removed the trunk wiring from it a few months ago, and I'm planning to wire the finer branches in the spring.
Colorado Blue Spruce
I bought this Colorado blue spruce from Home Depot at the end of the spring, and got it for around $5. There was a 50% off sale on them, I think because they were leftover Christmas trees from the previous winter. This spruce has two trunks; I'm planning on chopping most of the length off of the thicker trunk, and wiring the second trunk down to a semi-cascade. I'll be waiting until spring to do any more work on it.
I didn't notice until I was raking the roots out, but this tree has a fantastic nebari!