Synopses & Reviews
Orchids can be found in virtually all regions of the world, and have attracted people for many years with the exquisite colors and beautiful shapes of their flowers. But how can you grow these extraordinary plants? There's advice on cultivating orchids in the home (on a windowsill, on a trolley, and in a window greenhouse) and in the greenhouse (heating, ventilation, temperature control, storage and maintenance, and more). Next come potting and composts, light, water and humidity, feeding, propagation, germinating seeds, and pests, diseases, and other ailments. From fertilizers and containers to pruning, watering, and weeding, the essential information you need to know is here. The last section describes 30 orchid genera, including their history, physiology, and horticulture requirements. Rather than simply admire the beauty of hids, why not cultivate some of your own!
An illustrated book for the enthusiast, this describes the history, physiology and special requirements of 150 species, answering questions likely to be raised. Subjects covered include growing orchids in the home and in the greenhouse, watering, feeding, potting, composts, pests and more.