Bonsai Times 2,500 and Counting…

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Source: Bonsaibark.

jun

I found this impressive root-on-rock juniper in one of our favorite places. No mention of variety or artist, so we won't mention our source either (see below). Btw, Image Search came up empty

If my math is correct, this should be our 2,500th post, give or take. Putting that rather astounding fact aside, today marks the day that we (that’s me) will no longer attribute our source in cases where our source doesn’t bother to attribute theirs or make any effort to identify the variety or provide any other pertinent information. There’s no good reason to credit someone for simply finding a bonsai and posting it

What we will do, is put every unattributed image we use through Google Image Search. If we find the real source, we’ll share any useful information we can dig up.
Continued below…

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jun2

I know I've seen this one somewhere, but memory being what it is (or isn't).... Image Search suggested Crespi Bonsai Museum and a quick journey through their excellent book (we sell it btw) turned up a Shimpaku juniper that looks a bit like this tree, but no cigar

Continuned from above…
If you’ve bothered to read this far and you’re thinking who cares about sourcing?… well some of us do and I can think of several good reasons why sourcing and attributing bonsai and other works of art is important. But we’ll pick that up later. Meanwhile if you are interested, here’s a post of ours from 2010 on this very issue, and here’s one on Web Pirating, a related issued

 

hem

This beauty looks like it could be one of Michael Hagedorn's Mountain hemlocks, but a quick journey through Michael's most excellent Portfolio came up blank and so did Image Search. And don't take Mountain hemlock to the bank; it's just a guess

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