Easy Orchids

The Fail-Safe Guide to Growing Orchids Indoors

By Johnson, Liz

Publishers Summary:
Proven advice on many easy-to-grow orchids. Long considered expensive and difficult to grow, modern orchid varieties are far from fragile and come in a vast array of colors and sizes to suit any gardener and home environment. Easy Orchids explains how to grow orchids at home, from choosing a healthy plant to transporting and caring for it. An extensive A-Z orchid directory includes cool, warm and intermediate varieties and hybrids, each with detailed care instructions. The directory also features: Strength of fragrance Ease of growth Ideal growing temperatures and locations Size of bloom Watering and humidity levels Feeding, potting and summer care. Advances in home climate technology have spurred the dramatic rise in popularity of orchid houseplants. Wide availability and affordability have made them more accessible. Beautifully illustrated and up-to-date, Easy Orchids also includes a checklist for gardeners buying orchids online. Other buying tips include what to look for in healthy roots and leaves and the wrapping of the orchid for shipping or travel. With the valuable tips and advice in Easy Orchids, gardeners of all levels will discover how fail-safe it can be to grow orchids. (20050314)

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ISBN
978-1-55297-938-9
Publisher
Firefly Books


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Reviewed on May 15, 2005

The ever-increasing popularity of orchid growing has resulted in a spate of how-to books for beginners. This illustrated A-to-Z guide, by the owner of the renowned British nursery McBean's Orchids, features 85 orchid varieties recommended for indoor cultivation. As the focus is on plants that are "widely available" in U.K. nurseries, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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