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The Orchid Expert (Expert)by Dg Hessayon
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Written by the worlds foremost gardening authority, and jam-packed with the most up-to-date information, the Expert collections offer techniques, full-color photos throughout, and plenty of thumbnails and diagrams. This brand new entry into the very best gardening series there is focuses on beautiful orchids, plants once only for the wealthy and the skilled, but now available to everyone. With The Orchid Expert, theyll become permanent members of your family, treasured not only for their flowers, but all year long.
Dr. Hessayon explains it all: what to look for when buying a plant, the secrets of success plant by plant, the way to ensure repeat flowering, increasing your stock, preserving blooms with microwaves, and identifying species the unique Expert way. All sorts of odd and intriguing facts reveal why orchids are so different from the rest of the plant kingdom, and the advice is reliable, easy-to-follow, and comprehensive. A magnificent color picture gallery showcases the most stunning and unusual varieties, many in full-page images. As always, theres an invaluable trouble-shooting section, diagrams to help you identify the flowers, and a glossary.
The Orchid Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world’s best-selling gardening author.
Orchids are the supermodels of the plant world, but how do you look after them? The label is usually not much help. There may be little or no background to what it is or what it needs, and sadly the plants are often thrown away once the flowers have faded.
The Orchid Expert shows you how you can get them to bloom again, and so transform them into permanent members of your home. Unique Expert-style diagrams show you how to put a name to that orchid and also reveal the secrets of successful care. Troubles are clearly illustrated and answered, and the weird and wonderful life story of these fascinating plants is explained. With full-page colour photographs of the beautiful and the unusual, The Orchid Expert wipes away the mystery of these magical flowers.
Orchids were once just for the wealthy and the skilled greenhouse grower, but now they are for everyone.All too often they are thrown away after flowering - The Orchid Expert shows you how to make them permanent members of your family, with information on:
- The way to ensure repeat flowering
- What to look for when buying a plant
- The secrets of success plant by plant
- Orchid identification the unique Expert way
- Increasing your stock the simple way
- Preserving blooms the microwave way
Reliable, easy-to-follow advice and information from EXPERT books - the world's best-selling gardening series
About the Author
Dr Hessayon's best-selling guides have had an unparalleled influence on gardening over the past 50 years. There are over 52 million copies in print. In 1999 he received a Guinness World Record Award as 'Britain's best-selling living author of the 1990s'. In 2012 he was included in the Daily Mail list of '60 truly great Elizabethans' for 'teaching millions of us how to garden'.
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