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Easy Orchids: The Fail-Safe Guide to Growing Orchids Indoors
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Advances in home climate technology have spurred a dramatic rise in the popularity of orchids as houseplants. Wide availability and affordability have made them far more accessible. Modern orchid varieties are hardy and come in a vast array of colors and sizes to suit any gardener's home environment.
Easy Orchids shows just how easy it is to fill the home year-round with these colorful and scented blooms. The book is packed with glorious color photographs of orchids from around the world and gives practical guidance and expert tips in a clear and easy-to-use format.
Extensive A-Z orchid directory of plantsCool, warm and intermediate varietiesChoosing a healthy plant and checklist for buying orchids onlineTransporting and importing plantsDetailed cultivation instructionsStrength of fragrance and size of bloomEase of growth and ideal growing temperature and locationWatering and humidity levelsFeeding, potting and seasonal care.
Using Easy Orchids, gardeners everywhere will discover how fail-safe and rewarding it can be to grow orchids at home.
"This utilitarian manual to orchids as houseplants succeeds admirably in its aim to 'provide a practical, concise, easy-to-use guide that is suitable for those with little or no experience of growing orchids.' Johnson, owner of McBean's Orchids in Essex, England, a company that's been growing orchids since 1879, instructs readers on how to choose the right orchid for their home (taking into account temperature, light and humidity) and explores options for procuring the right orchid. Detailed advice on feeding, watering and repotting, as well as tips for dealing with pests and diseases further increase readers' chances of successfully growing these lovely but temperamental plants. Johnson moves on to giving hints for displaying orchids and addresses 'common concerns and simple solutions.' Finally, she presents a substantial directory, which profiles hundreds of different kinds of orchids — all capable of being grown in the average home by novice growers — and provides instructions for meeting the individual needs of each species. Artful photos of vibrant orchids in bloom soften the writing's textbook-like tone." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Proven advice on many easy-to-grow orchids.
Long considered expensive and difficult to grow, modern orchid varieties are far from fragile and come in a vast array of colors and sizes to suit any gardener and home environment.
Easy Orchids explains how to grow orchids at home, from choosing a healthy plant to transporting and caring for it.
An extensive A-Z orchid directory includes cool, warm and intermediate varieties and hybrids, each with detailed care instructions. The directory also features: Strength of fragrance Ease of growth Ideal growing temperatures and locations Size of bloom Watering and humidity levels Feeding, potting and summer care.
Advances in home climate technology have spurred the dramatic rise in popularity of orchid houseplants. Wide availability and affordability have made them more accessible.
Beautifully illustrated and up-to-date, Easy Orchids also includes a checklist for gardeners buying orchids online. Other buying tips include what to look for in healthy roots and leaves and the wrapping of the orchid for shipping or travel.
With the valuable tips and advice in Easy Orchids, gardeners of all levels will discover how fail-safe it can be to grow orchids.
Aimed at the novice grower who wishes to keep orchids as houseplants. Includes advice and tips on how to choose a suitable orchid for your home, plus techniques for care and cultivation. Features a directory of 85 orchids that are easy to grow inside.
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