I received my very first Bonsai tree when we lived in Utah. It was a small Pomegranate tree that bore red flowers and then tiny little Pomegranates. Back then, there was no internet to quickly look up why the leaves were falling off and before I knew it that little tree was no more.
Caring for Bonsai trees is a labor of love and I think it requires a lot of patience. Those who hang in there and diligently prune and twist the branches just so are rewarded with amazing results.