Orchid Care: For the Beginner Full Color Edition
Autographed copies of the full color edition of my book, Orchid Care: For the Beginner Full Color Edition, will be on sale on through this website. This book is designed for the beginning orchid grower. It covers basic orchid care, including watering, nutrient requirements, light levels, and instructions for repotting. It also contains a useful troubleshooting guide for the common household orchid genera. This book is currently being sold at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, botanic gardens throughout the country, and it sold out the past two years in a row at the Philadelphia International Flower Show Bookstore. See the "Reviews" tab for detailed reviews.
You are purchasing one autographed book. I will gladly personalize my autograph if you provide a name in the Personalization Box. If no name is provided in that box, you will receive an autographed book without personalization. The price includes United States Postal Service Media Mail, and the book will be shipped, uninsured, in a padded 7" by 10" mailing envelope. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you require International Shipping, Priority mail, or insurance, as the price will need to be adjusted accordingly.
Orchid Care: For the Beginner - 2016 Black and White Edition
This is the 2016 black and white edition of my book, Orchid Care: For the Beginner. The only differences between this book and my "2019 Full Color Edition" are minor editorial corrections and black and white interior photos in this book.
As with my color edition, I will be happy to personalize this book if you include a name in the "Personalization" box. The $10.00 cost includes U.S. Postal Service Media Mail shipping. If you need the books faster or need international shipping, please contact me at email@example.com.
Publishers Weekly - July 18, 2016 edition - Booklife Book Review
"Schmidt demystifies orchid care for a wide audience in this slim, instructive volume. The book can function as a reference guide, but it’s best read cover to cover, as the information is well chosen to keep from frightening off beginning enthusiasts. Schmidt is a horticulture instructor who points out that “the key to being successful at raising orchids is to mimic their natural conditions as best as possible without driving yourself crazy.” She takes readers through a brief history of the orchid—these supposedly delicate flowers have been around since the Late Cretaceous period. They live mostly in the tropics, but also above the Arctic Circle. Schmidt differentiates between keeping an orchid alive and raising one, writing that “the difficulty comes in correctly meeting its needs to get it to flower again.” Readers come to understand the three different ways orchids grow—upright in soil, on another plant, or on or near rocks—before Schmidt segues into the basic light requirements (varied) and watering needs (less is more) of each group. For those who haven’t yet purchased their first orchid, Schmidt provides suggestions on selecting the best-quality, most forgiving plant, so that one’s first orchid experience is as happy and successful as possible. <em>(BookLife)</em"