The Orchid Grower's Handbook
An Expert Guide to Successful Orchids, From Choosing the Right Plant to Potting On, Propagation and MaintenanceBook - 2008
This accessible book by two of the world's leading orchid authorities opens with a account of how explorers discovered the first tropical orchids, starting an orchid craze that is just as popular today. There is also an exploration of hybridization, and an examination of the botany of orchids will help inunderstanding the complex structure of the plant. A section on 'Where to Grow Orchids' has advice on growing orchids indoors and out. 'Care and Cultivation', gives vital information and step-bystep sequences on equipment, compost, propagation, pest control and more. A list of suppliers and aglossary make this a user-friendly guide. With 300 beautiful colour photographs and practical advice, this is the definitive guide to growing and caring for orchids, whether you wish to grow a few specimens or make more of an existing collection.
Publisher: London : Lorenz Books, c2008
Branch Call Number: 635.9344 Rit 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 128 p. :,col. ill