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Orchids for Dummies

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The fun and easy way to grow orchids As anyone who has read Susan Orlean' s The Orchid Thief or has seen the movie Adaptation knows, orchids inspire a passionate following. And their popularity is rising: according to the USDA, more than 12.7 million orchids were sold in the U.S. last year. Brimming with black-and-white illustrations and eight pages of color photos, this friendly guide introduces would-be orchid fanciers to today' s most popular and intriguing orchid varieties- and show step by step how to select healthy plants at a nursery or commercial grower, cultivate them successfully at home, promote blooms, create beautiful orchid displays, and even produce hybrids. Steven Frowine (New Hartford, CT) worked with orchids professionally as a horticulturist at Hawaii' s National Tropical Botanical Garden and at the Missouri Botanical Garden, where he was chairman of indoor horticulture and oversaw over 10,000 plants.

Synopsis:

The fun and easy way to grow orchids

As anyone who has read Susan Orlean’ s The Orchid Thief or has seen the movie Adaptation knows, orchids inspire a passionate following. And their popularity is rising: according to the USDA, more than 12.7 million orchids were sold in the U.S. last year. Brimming with black-and-white illustrations and eight pages of color photos, this friendly guide introduces would-be orchid fanciers to today’ s most popular and intriguing orchid varieties– and show step by step how to select healthy plants at a nursery or commercial grower, cultivate them successfully at home, promote blooms, create beautiful orchid displays, and even produce hybrids.

Steven Frowine (New Hartford, CT) worked with orchids professionally as a horticulturist at Hawaii’ s National Tropical Botanical Garden and at the Missouri Botanical Garden, where he was chairman of indoor horticulture and oversaw over 10,000 plants.

Synopsis:

Packed with photos, including 8 pages in full color

Color your world with orchids

Orchids are beautiful, fragrant, wonderfully varied, and surprisingly affordable. But aren't they hard to grow at home? No! says orchid grower extraordinaire Steve Frowine. In this handy guide, he shows you step by step how to select the right orchids, keep them healthy, encourage blooms, and even propagate your own plants.

Discover how to:

* Select orchids that will thrive in your home

* Water, fertilize, repot, and propagate orchids

* Decipher complicated orchid names

* Get familiar with favorite orchid varieties

* Create spectacular orchid displays

Synopsis:

Packed with photos, including 8 pages in full color

Color your world with orchids

Orchids are beautiful, fragrant, wonderfully varied, and surprisingly affordable. But aren't they hard to grow at home? No! says orchid grower extraordinaire Steve Frowine. In this handy guide, he shows you step by step how to select the right orchids, keep them healthy, encourage blooms, and even propagate your own plants.

Discover how to:

  • Select orchids that will thrive in your home
  • Water, fertilize, repot, and propagate orchids
  • Decipher complicated orchid names
  • Get familiar with favorite orchid varieties
  • Create spectacular orchid displays

About the Author

Steven A. Frowine is a professional horticulturalist who grows more than 200 orchids in his Connecticut home. The National Gardening Association (NGA), is a not-for-profit leader in plant education.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Welcoming Orchids into Your Life.

Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on Orchids.

Chapter 2: Choosing the Right Orchid for You.

Chapter 3: Having the Right Tools on Hand.

Chapter 4: How I Love Thy Orchid: Enjoying the Orchid’s Beauty.

Part II: The Basics of Orchid Parenthood.

Chapter 5: Providing the Right Growing Environment.

Chapter 6: Watering and Fertilizing Orchids.

Chapter 7: The ABCs of Potting Materials, Containers, and Repotting.

Chapter 8: Two, Four, Six, Eight, Let Your Orchids Propagate: Multiplying Your Orchids.

Chapter 9: Keeping Your Orchids Pest- and Disease-Free.

Part III: The Best Orchids for Rookies.

Chapter 10: Moth Orchids and Their Relatives: The Best Choice for Beginners.

Chapter 11: The Quintessential Orchids: Cattleyas and Their Relatives.

Chapter 12: Slipper Orchids.

Chapter 13: Dancing Ladies: Oncidiums and Their Relatives.

Chapter 14: Significant Others.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: The Ten (or So) Easiest Orchids to Grow.

Chapter 16: The Ten Most Common Ways Orchids Are Killed.

Chapter 17: The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions about Orchids.

Chapter 18: The Ten Most Common Reasons Why Orchids Don’t Bloom.

Appendix: Resources.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764567599
Author:
Frowine, Steven
Publisher:
Wiley Publishing
Author:
National Gardening Association
Author:
Frowine, Steven A.
Subject:
Flowers - Orchids
Subject:
Orchid culture
Subject:
Orchids
Subject:
Gardening; Flowers
Subject:
Gardening-Orchids and Epiphytes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20070529
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.24x6.08x.66 in. .82 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The fun and easy way to grow orchids

As anyone who has read Susan Orlean’ s The Orchid Thief or has seen the movie Adaptation knows, orchids inspire a passionate following. And their popularity is rising: according to the USDA, more than 12.7 million orchids were sold in the U.S. last year. Brimming with black-and-white illustrations and eight pages of color photos, this friendly guide introduces would-be orchid fanciers to today’ s most popular and intriguing orchid varieties– and show step by step how to select healthy plants at a nursery or commercial grower, cultivate them successfully at home, promote blooms, create beautiful orchid displays, and even produce hybrids.

Steven Frowine (New Hartford, CT) worked with orchids professionally as a horticulturist at Hawaii’ s National Tropical Botanical Garden and at the Missouri Botanical Garden, where he was chairman of indoor horticulture and oversaw over 10,000 plants.

"Synopsis" by , Packed with photos, including 8 pages in full color

Color your world with orchids

Orchids are beautiful, fragrant, wonderfully varied, and surprisingly affordable. But aren't they hard to grow at home? No! says orchid grower extraordinaire Steve Frowine. In this handy guide, he shows you step by step how to select the right orchids, keep them healthy, encourage blooms, and even propagate your own plants.

Discover how to:

* Select orchids that will thrive in your home

* Water, fertilize, repot, and propagate orchids

* Decipher complicated orchid names

* Get familiar with favorite orchid varieties

* Create spectacular orchid displays

"Synopsis" by , Packed with photos, including 8 pages in full color

Color your world with orchids

Orchids are beautiful, fragrant, wonderfully varied, and surprisingly affordable. But aren't they hard to grow at home? No! says orchid grower extraordinaire Steve Frowine. In this handy guide, he shows you step by step how to select the right orchids, keep them healthy, encourage blooms, and even propagate your own plants.

Discover how to:

  • Select orchids that will thrive in your home
  • Water, fertilize, repot, and propagate orchids
  • Decipher complicated orchid names
  • Get familiar with favorite orchid varieties
  • Create spectacular orchid displays

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