The Orchid Specialist: The Essential Guide to Selecting, Growing, Displaying, Improving, and Maintaining Orchids by David Squire, Alan Bridgewater, Gill Bridgewater |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Orchid Specialist: The Essential Guide to Selecting, Growing, Displaying, Improving, and Maintaining Orchids

The Orchid Specialist: The Essential Guide to Selecting, Growing, Displaying, Improving, and Maintaining Orchids

by David Squire, Alan Bridgewater, Gill Bridgewater
     
 

The orchid family is made up of some 750 genera, nearly 20,000 species and many thousands more hybrids. Their exotic blooms and intriguing growing habits make them very appealing — both to the plant enthusiast and to those who simply want them as an ornament in the home or garden. This book will satisfy the needs of anyone who is interested in orchids,

Overview

The orchid family is made up of some 750 genera, nearly 20,000 species and many thousands more hybrids. Their exotic blooms and intriguing growing habits make them very appealing — both to the plant enthusiast and to those who simply want them as an ornament in the home or garden. This book will satisfy the needs of anyone who is interested in orchids, whatever their reason for wanting to grow them. After the introductory section which explains the basics of the different types, the structure of the flower and the anatomy of the plant, there are detailed sections on growing and displaying different types of indoor orchids and greenhouse orchids as well as information on watering, feeding, repotting, pests and diseases. Orchids have a certain reputation of being very hard to grow, particularly in cooler climates, but this book guides you to the right orchid to choose and provides all of the necessary care information so that the plant will flourish whatever the climate

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843309505
Publisher:
New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Specialist Series Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.23(d)

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Meet the Author

David Squire trained as a horticulturist and is the author of over 70 gardening titles, including The Scented Garden, which won the Garden Writers of America Quill and Trowel Award, as well as The First-time Garden Specialist and The Small Garden Specialist

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