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Lavishly illustrated, Growing Hardy Orchids highlights over one hundred and fifty species of hardy orchids in North America, Europe, and Australia that will thrive in temperate climates with little or no protection. Orchids have enormous horticultural appeal and are widely cultivated at home, so gardeners seeking to beautify their yards will delight in this well-researched and practical step-by-step guide.

Focusing on the cultivation of orchids in greenhouses, pots, and gardens, Growing Hardy Orchids offers a wealth of advice on planting seedlings, ensuring nutritional needs will be met, and preventing pests and diseases, all clearly explained through the basics of orchid structure and life history. In addition to an abundance of practical cultivation information, the book provides timely accounts of conservation and attempts to reintroduce native orchids back into the wild. 

The authors are among the worlds foremost orchid experts, and this colorful guide will enable even the humblest beginner to enjoy orchids in the garden.

 

About the Author

Philip Seaton is former editor of the Orchid Review and the author of Growing Windowsill Orchids, also published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Phillip Cribb is a leading orchid specialist and former Deputy Keeper of the Herbarium and Curator of the Orchid Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Margaret Ramsay is an expert in micropropagation and the reintroduction  of endangered orchids into the wild. Grace Prendergast is a renowned expert on raising hardy orchids from seed. John Haggar is a preeminent amateur grower of hardy European orchids.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Why grow hardy orchids?

Working with nature

The orchid family

Habitat and ecology

Conservation

Compost

Glasshouse techniques

Cultivation in the garden

Pests and diseases

Raising orchids from seed to flowering plant

    Dactylorhiza

    Ophrys

    Cypripedium

    Pleione

Hardy orchid genera

Rare hardy species

Orchid language

Further reading

Index

Acknowledgements

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842461754
Publisher:
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Subject:
Flowers - Annuals
Author:
Ramsay, Margaret
Author:
Cribb, Phillip
Author:
Prendergast, Grace
Author:
Seaton, Philip
Author:
Cribb, Philip
Author:
Hagger, John
Author:
Haggar, John
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20120315
Binding:
Hardback
Illustrations:
160 color plates
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.5 x 9.5 in

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