100 Orchids for the American Gardener (Smith and Hawken)

100 Orchids for the American Gardener (Smith and Hawken)

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by Elvin McDonald
     
 

Following the striking format of 100 English Roses for the American Garden, here is both a how-to book and a stunningly photographed field guide. Beginning with the one persistent myth surrounding orchids (that they-re difficult to grow) and debunking it thoroughly, Mr. McDonald describes potting mediums, water and air needs, light and lack of light, how to create

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Following the striking format of 100 English Roses for the American Garden, here is both a how-to book and a stunningly photographed field guide. Beginning with the one persistent myth surrounding orchids (that they-re difficult to grow) and debunking it thoroughly, Mr. McDonald describes potting mediums, water and air needs, light and lack of light, how to create an orchid garden, and troubleshooting. From there the book introduces 100 dazzling varieties and explains how to raise and care for them, from popular cattleyas and phalaenopsis to hauntingly beautiful ascocendas, charming miltoniopsis, or pansy orchids, vandas and oncidiums.

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A lushly illustrated guide to the author's 100 favorite orchids, providing step-by-step instructions to repotting, light, water, fertilizer, insect and disease management, and dormancy for each of the many species and hybrids. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761110712
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Smith and Hawken Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
641,375
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.69(d)

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