The Orchid Expert

The Orchid Expert

by D. G. Hessayon
     
 

The Orchid Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world’s best-selling gardening author.
 
Orchids are the supermodels of the plant world, but how do you look after them? The label is usually not much help. There may be little or no background to what it is or what it needs, and sadly the plants are often thrown away

Overview

The Orchid Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world’s best-selling gardening author.
 
Orchids are the supermodels of the plant world, but how do you look after them? The label is usually not much help. There may be little or no background to what it is or what it needs, and sadly the plants are often thrown away once the flowers have faded.
 
The Orchid Expert shows you how you can get them to bloom again, and so transform them into permanent members of your home. Unique Expert-style diagrams show you how to put a name to that orchid and also reveal the secrets of successful care. Troubles are clearly illustrated and answered, and the weird and wonderful life story of these fascinating plants is explained. With full-page colour photographs of the beautiful and the unusual, The Orchid Expert wipes away the mystery of these magical flowers.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“His books are straightforward, easy to understand, and packed full of sound advice. The Orchid Expert is an excellent addition to this series.” The Sun
 
“Attractive as they are, these plants still strike fear into the hearts of even experienced gardeners. This book looks to change our view, showing us that with a little knowledge you can keep your plant not only happily in flower, but persuade it to bloom again and again. If you’ve resisted the world of orchids until now, The Orchid Expert would be worth investing in to ensure you begin on the right path. Who knows? It could be the start of a whole new hobby!” Garden News

“The clarity of the illustrations has always been your hallmark, and here we have it again, making everything simple instead of mysterious. What a clever fellow you are, but I knew that. It will cheer up a lot of people who have tried and failed. How astounding some of the less well known varieties are. They look like mad inventions, nature at its oddest.” Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780903505673
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Series:
Expert Garden Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Dr Hessayon is the world’s best-selling horticultural author - his Expert series of gardening books have sold over 53 million copies. He has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth who created him an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to British horticulture. He has been honoured by a leading newspaper which included him in its list of ‘60 Truly Great Elizabethans’ because “he has taught millions of us how to garden with his wonderful do-it-yourself guides”. He has been honoured by Guinness World Records as “the top-selling living author of the 1990s”. He has been honoured at the National British Book Awards with the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
The Expert style is hard to define. According to the Librarian of the Royal Horticultural Society “Dr Hessayon perfected a manner of presentation which has yet to be surpassed for clarity, intelligibility and ease of access”. According to The Times “he invented a formula of clear, uncluttered advice and illustrations with a superbly logical layout”.
 
There are 21 Expert titles in the series which have been enjoyed by gardeners all round the world. The House Plant Expert  has now passed sales of one million copies in both the U.S and Russia.

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