I have begun work on my second book, "Orchid Care: For the Experienced Grower". Look for its release sometime later this year or early next year.
Orchid Care: For The Beginner
Orchid Care: For the Beginner, is written in easy to understand language, covers basic orchid care, has over thirty photos to supplement the descriptions, and includes a troubleshooting guide that covers common problems for most of the popular genus. Orchid Care: For the Beginner makes raising an orchid fun, intuitive and easy to do. It is concise and could easily be read from cover to cover-the perfect tool for the beginner orchid enthusiast.
Orchid Care: For the Beginner was originally published in November of 2015. I completed the 2nd Edition in August of 2019. This edition is now in full color. My 2015 book is featured in the June 27, 2016 publication of Publishers Weekly. It is currently being sold on Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.
I offer wholesale price to any Orchid Society that would like to purchase my books to give to their new members. Contact me at email@example.com.
I am now booking orchid classes and presentations into fall of 2020. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to schedule a class.
Classes and Presentations:
September 15, 2019 - Sunday - Smithsonian Associates Program - Washington, DC - 2:00pm to 4:00pm - “Everything Orchids”
“This is a fun, informative presentation the delves into the origins of our love for orchids. The class provides an over- view of Orchidaceae starting with how orchids evolved, how they grow in their native environments, and how we can raise them in our homes. It provides fun facts and orchid care tips to pique the interest of experienced orchid collectors, as well as beginners. All participants will receive a small Paphiopedilum orchid and learn how to repot it to take home.”
October 7, 2019 - Monday - Pennsylvania Horticulture Society - Ambler Arboretum - Ambler, PA - 1:00pm to 3:00pm - "An Orchid Afternoon"
"This is a fun, informal class that discusses anything and everything orchid. It can be tailored to include topics such as orchid trivia, orchid physiology, orchid care, and a “make-it take-it” portion where participants mount Neostylis orchids on cork bark to take home.”
October 8, 2019 - Tuesday - Indianland Garden Club - Walnutport, PA - 6:30pm to 8:00pm - "Beginner's Orchid Class"
“Orchids are the most common houseplant in America. This class discusses how orchids grow in nature and teaches basic care instructions to keep them blooming in your home."
November 5, 2019 - Tuesday - Brooklyn Heights Garden Club - Brooklyn Heights, NY - 10:45am to 12:00pm - "Everything Orchids"
“This is a fun, informative presentation the delves into the origins of our love for orchids. The class provides an over- view of Orchidaceae starting with how orchids evolved, how they grow in their native environments, and how we can raise them in our homes. It provides fun facts and orchid care tips to pique the interest of experienced orchid collectors, as well as beginners."
November 13, 2019 - Wednesday - Pennsylvania Horticulture Society's Town Hall - Philadelphia, PA - 6:00pm to 8:00pm - "Orchids in the Office"
“Growing orchids in an office comes with its own unique challenges. Office environments do not always provide the best growth conditions for orchids. This class touches upon the types of conditions orchids need to grow and bloom, how to integrate these into an office setting, and what orchid genus will fare best in an office environment.”
December 8, 2019 - Sunday - Smithsonian Institution Associates Program - Washington, DC - 2:00pm to 4:00pm - "Orchids for the Holidays"
“This is a very relaxed class that discusses orchid trivia, fun facts, and basic care. It includes a hands-on portion where all participants create an “orchid centerpiece”. We will plant an Oncidium orchid in a tree fern basket. A plate to hold the basket and various decorations are also provided to finalize the creation.”
April 4, 2020 - Saturday - New York Botanical Gardens - Bronx, NY - 11:00am to 1:00pm - "Desktop Orchids"
“Get pro tips on how to care for orchids in less than optimal environments. This class will walk you through what orchid genus will fare best in your indoor environment, as well as how to ensure your orchids have what they need to grow and bloom."
April 18, 2020 - Saturday - US Botanic Gardens - Washington, DC - 10:00am to 12:00pm - "Orchids Gone Native"
“In their native environments, most common orchids grow on trees. This is a fun, informal class that discusses orchid trivia and orchid care instructions, as well as teaching you how to free your orchid from the confines of its pot and mount it on a piece of cork bark.”
April 19, 2020 - Sunday - Smithsonian Institution Associates Program - Washington, D.C. - 2:00pm to 4:00pm - "Raising Native Orchids" - This is a new class which I was asked to develop for the Smithsonian Institution.
"Orchids are native to every climate on Earth, except those that are permanently frozen or permanently dry. This class will discuss how to raise native orchids in your backyard."
October 15, 2020 - Thursday - Bethlehem Garden Club - Bethlehem, PA - 12:30pm to 1:30pm - "Orchid Origins and Fun Facts"
“This is a fun, informative presentation that delves into the origins of orchids and our endless fascination with them. Participants are given a short Orchid Trivia Quiz that serves as the basis for the discussion, which provides fun facts, orchid lore, and myth.”
2016 Philadelphia Flower Show