Miniature Orchids

Miniature Orchids

by Steven A. Frowine
     
 

In the endlessly fascinating, diverse, and enormous orchid family, the beauties classified as miniatures are among the most intriguing. These orchids, which range from under one inch or two in height to a maximum of 12 inches, can pack just as much flower power as their larger relatives, yet their compact size allows them to fit easily on a windowsill or under

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Overview

In the endlessly fascinating, diverse, and enormous orchid family, the beauties classified as miniatures are among the most intriguing. These orchids, which range from under one inch or two in height to a maximum of 12 inches, can pack just as much flower power as their larger relatives, yet their compact size allows them to fit easily on a windowsill or under fluorescent lights.

In all, some 300 miniature, dwarf, and compact orchids are profiled and another 200 are listed by key characteristics. Each profile includes bloom season, light and temperature requirements, and tips for ensuring success. Helpful advice on cultivation and on purchasing plants will give everyone from beginners to experienced orchid and houseplant enthusiasts the confidence to acquire these gems. Stunning photographs make identification a snap and provide welcome help for selection.

Even if your growing space is limited, you can still enjoy the exotic beauty of the world's largest and most captivating family of flowering plants.

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"Aimed at those ready to fill their windowsills and shelves with color and delight." Library Journal

"Gardeners who have been smitten with a lingering case of orchid fever will only be encouraged by Frowine's guide. Now even modest shelves and windowsills can become habitations of enchantment."

Garden Compass

Garden Compass
"Gardeners who have been smitten with a lingering case of orchid fever will only be encouraged by Frowine's guide. Now even modest shelves and windowsills can become habitations of enchantment."

Garden Compass

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881928365
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.92(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.91(d)

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Meet the Author


Steven A. Frowine is a professional horticulturalist, a consultant to the green industry, and an active garden writer and speaker. He has tended orchids at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii and at the Missouri Botanical Garden, where he managed one of the largest orchid collections in the United States—over 10,000 plants. He is the author of Fragrant Orchids and Miniature Orchids.

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