Synopses & Reviews
This beautiful book on orchids opens with a round-the-world tour of the range of tropical and temperate habitats in which orchids are found, as well as an explanation of the main orchid types. An invaluable section on Where to Grow Orchids provides practical advice on growing orchids indoors, whether in glass tanks and baskets or on trees and stones, as well as growing orchids outdoors. An Orchid Directory looks in detail at a wide range of orchid species and hybrids, providing information on their natural habitat, size, flowering time and growing requirements. All the main genera are covered, from "Cymbidium and "Dendrobium, to "Phalaenopsis and "Phragmipedium, as well as a selection of rare orchids. Also included is a list of suppliers and an easy-to-use glossary.