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October 21, 2010

Plant Society Sneak Peak


IN MANY WAYS, THIS WINTER ISSUE IS A BULB ISSUE

For those of you who personally know me, I know that you understand, but for the rest of you, I did want to share with you some pages from the next issue of my magazine, PLANT SOCIETY, which I plan to complete in the next few weeks. Between my roles in my day job, which have been rather demanding over the past two months between supporting China Trips, my involvement with the new TV network, the HUB, and many other intellectual properties at Hasrbo which I cannot discuss, I have had little time to finish this next issue. But over the weekends, and in spare time, I have been able to put together nearly 100 pages of new content, and, something very exciting for the next issue for those who own iPads. (more on that later).

                
A DETAILED FEATURE ARTICLE ON LACHENALIA, SHOULD EXCITE THE MORE ADVANCED GARDENER, AS WELL AS THOSE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING REALLY DIFFERENT TO GROW INDOORS. 




A NEW FEATURE SECTION WILL FOCUS ON INDOOR, OUTDOOR, GREENHOUSE AND OTHER PLACES WE ALL GARDEN. HERE, A SPECIAL LOOK AT INTERESTING PLANTS ONE CAN FIND IN A SUPER MARKET OR GARDEN CENTER AROUND THE NEW YEAR.


For now, I share some screen captures to tease you all with. A labor of love, PLANT SOCIETY continues, on a roughly organized quarterly schedule ( this next issue will focus on winter), and I plant to publish it around November 1. Until then, here are some sneak peaks of  certain spreads.

SINCE THIS ISSUE IS WINTER, THINK - CAMELLIA, JASMINE, TENDER RHODODENDRONS UNDER GLASS, ALSO, 10 NEW WAYS TO GROW PAPERWHITES. WREATHES, HOLIDAY AND MORE.
I can't decide what image to use on the cover, so far, I am thinking about this grid of Camellia's, but who knows, I may change my mind last minute!





7 comments :

  1. Beautiful. Finally a reason to look forward to November.

    jane

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  2. I can't wait for the next issue. It looks great.

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  3. Beautiful work. I didn't realize that Lachenalia had such beautiful flowers. I purchased one at a succulent show and sale this spring (for the interesting foliage) so I'm looking forward to seeing it spike with flowers when it matures.

    On a side note, I LOVE the font you used for the title of the Lachenalia article - so Victorian! What is the font called?

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  4. Anonymous5:53 PM

    I hope you fix the spelling on 'albucca' and 'dafodil' and 'iphion' and 'urginia' before going to press. Did I miss any?

    'Wreathes' 'Hasrbo'--not in the magazine, but still distracting.

    And get rid of the apostrophes in plurals (Lachenalia's, Camellia's).

    Oops, there's another one: 'Coinnoisseur'.

    Doesn't that Mac have a spell checker?

    --R

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  5. Thanks Anonymous.
    Yes this Mac has a spell check feature, but I run the document when near final, through Adobe InDesign, which is what the document is created in. When I create designs ( like the bulb images( I rush to complete it since it is usually me staying late after work, and trying fast to see what something might look like. SO my eyes are looking at colors, or forms rather then spelling. I woulnd't say that I am lazy, rather, too rushed and although my intentions would be to check spelling at some point, I usually am just trying to think what article might go where, and what image might work and where I can find it. It's an huge task for one person with a full time job, and honestly, I probably should not be doing it at all since readers expect and deserve better quality. I really need sit quietly alone before releasing this a look at every detail.

    So thanks for spotting those, for that one may have not been caught so early, since the letter forms are hand drawn and not fonts. Articles are spell checked in Word first, but still, many words sneak through. I know that I am a terrible speller and proofreader for that matter, but I a trying harder to be better. I appreciate your help, but do know that these screen captures will have MANY errors, for they are literally screen carptures of the pages as they are still being worked on, there are many errors, in fact, each page will have many errors since I just changed the entire document grid, and now need to go back through 100 pages and align everything first, then design the perfect type headers, the perfect spread colors, and then, go back and color correct each images resaving it from the RGB form which it is in now, to a CMYK version as a jpeg, and adjust the color in each shot. Then, I go back and write captions for each shot, and last, I run the Adobe InDesign spell check through the entire document, but even that will no catch everything, especially latin. With a half hour during lunch during my lunch break, and perhaps a half hour in the morning before I go to work, and maybe a Sunday afternoon if it is raining, I have little time to even think about the entire project, but hopefully, I will get to a place where I could hire a proofreader, and a production person to help with the productions, for I agree, there is nothing as annoying as typos in any project once it is completed.

    Anyway, thanks 'R'!

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  6. Me again. Just making sure you don't miss my question about your "Lachenelia" article title font. What is the font called? I must know!

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  7. Matt, is the current issue out?

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