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Producing A Self-Published Book: What You Didn’t Know…

Producing A Self-Published Book: What You Didn’t Know…

October 25, 2019

The first time I did this the steps seemed endless. There’s content editors, copy editors, illustrators, formatters, proofreaders, bluelines, and printers. And with my second book it’s not much less endless. While a publishing schedule is lengthy, taking months to wend through, on the sidelines are those waving flags of support, like at a marathon—the lone […]

Deciduous Early Development Part II: Magnolia

Deciduous Early Development Part II: Magnolia

October 15, 2019

An infrequently used deciduous genus for bonsai, Magnolia nonetheless offers a unique, bold personality among our ranks of status-quo Tridents and Elms. Most commonly used for bonsai is Star Magnolia, Magnolia stellata, among the Magnolia species options. The Star Magnolia is a modest shrub or minor tree rather than one of the massive flowering tree Magnolias […]

Deciduous Early Development Part I: Japanese Maple

Deciduous Early Development Part I: Japanese Maple

October 5, 2019

The first part of this development series covers a few gangly specimens of Japanese Maple. Japanese Maple is one of the most challenging early development deciduous trees because of its propensity to make long internodes. It’s also one of the best examples of a theme that runs throughout the next few posts on early development, […]