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Orchids for Every Home: The Beginner's Guide to Growing Beautiful, Easy-Care Orchids

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From selecting the right plant to providing proper growing conditions, Orchids for Every Home is your complete handbook to keeping your orchids healthy and blooming. Starting with the most popular orchids that require the least care and progressing to more high-maintenance flowers, this practical guide is organized to help you find the orchid that is just right for you and the conditions in your home. You'll learn about 104 different orchids, including Phalaenopsis, Miltoniopsis, Aygopetalum, Brassia, Dendrobium, and many more. All plant profiles include:

  • A description of the plant and its flowers
  • When and how often it blooms
  • Where to site it
  • Watering and other care instructions
  • In addition, a troubleshooting section helps you identify problems--such as sunburn, viruses, mealybugs, and red spider mites--and shows you how to quickly and efficiently deal with them. Both beautiful and practical, Orchids for Every Home shows you just how easy it is to grow these exquisite flowers.

    About the Author

    Brian and Wilma Rittershausen are among the most respected names in the world of orchids. This brother and sister team are second-generation orchid growers, running a nursery started by their father in 1950. Wilma is well known for her writings in orchid journals and edited The Orchid Review for 15 years. Brian is equally well known for his lecture tours in the United States and the UK, and was awarded the prestigious Gold Veitch Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society Orchid Committee for personal achievement in the field of orchids. Internationally recognized, the Rittershausens have written and contributed to several books on orchids. They live in Devon, England.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781606522059
    Publisher:
    Reader's Digest Association
    Subject:
    Flowers - Orchids
    Author:
    Rittershausen, Brian
    Author:
    Rittershausen, Wilma
    Subject:
    Gardening-Orchids and Epiphytes
    Edition Description:
    Trade Paperback
    Publication Date:
    20110231
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    from 12
    Language:
    English
    Pages:
    192
    Dimensions:
    10.88 x 8.48 x 0.66 in 2.02 lb
    Age Level:
    17-17

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