This bonsai was slightly wired in March. It was growing well, and now it was time to cut it back and remove those few wires. This is one of most water sensitive plants in my garden. When it is too dry its shoots just hang down during the day. We are having quite rainy and cold weather during this spring, according to what it used to be, as I remember. And I have feeling this Dogwood is enjoying it a lot, I do not remember so healthy foliage. And fruits are growing nicely too, I do not remove them. I like them on this tree, and it is strong enough to handle them without problem.