From The Author:
Flamboyant, intriguing, beautiful and exotic, orchids have evolved to become the largest family of plants in the world. This classic book, written by two of the world’s leading orchid authorities and now updated, presents everything you need to know to identify, choose and display these delightful flowers successfully. It contains guidance on tools and equipment; feeding and watering; and dealing with pests and diseases. A directory describes and illustrates a wide range of species and hybrids, providing information on habitat, size, flowering time and growing requirements. With over 600 exquisite photographs, this is the definitive guide to growing these well-loved plants.
• An inspirational encyclopedia of orchids, with guidance
on the best orchids to choose.
• Clear, practical advice on growing and displaying
orchids indoors, under glass and outdoors.
• Everything you need to know to grow orchids
successfully, with step-by-step information on potting
and mounting; propagation; feeding, watering and light
levels; and dealing with common pests and diseases.
• Features an easy-to-use directory of more than 200
orchids, with photographs of each one and information
on habitat, size, flowering time and growing requirements.