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Simple Steps to Success: Orchids

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Published: 01 Mar 2010

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No other group in the plant kingdom can match the incredible diversity found within the orchid family. Simple Steps: Orchids features the dazzling range of plant forms and spectacular colors capture the imagination and inspire orchid enthusiasts as well as new growers.

Information broken down by section as follows:

Orchid Overview:
No other group in the plant kingdom can match the incredible diversity found within the orchid family. The dazzling range of plant forms and spectacular colors capture the imagination and inspire orchid enthusiasts as well as new growers.
• A brief history
• Natural habitats
• Conserving orchids in the wild

What is an orchid?
• Main characteristics: plant and flower structure
• How orchids are classified
• Range of plants, including species and hybrids

Getting started:
How to select the best plants for your home.
• Where to buy
• How to choose healthy plants
• Suitable containers and supports
• Range of potting media
• Ideal sites for orchids

Looking after your Orchids:
Essential tips on everyday maintenance to ensure your orchids will thrive.
• Caring for your orchid: light, temperature, humidity and food.
• The art of watering
• When and how to repot
• Basic propagation

Orchid selection:
An in-depth guide to a range of orchids for growing in the home, with practical horticultural advice. Colorful full page spreads featuring popular species from the following genera:
• Angraecum
• Ascocenda
• Brassavola
• Brassia
• Cattleya
• Cymbidium
• Dendrobium
• Encyclia
• Laelia
• Miltonia
• Miltoniopsis
• Odontoglossom
• Oncidium
• Paphiopedilum
• Phalaenopsis
• Phragmipedium
• Pleione
• Sophronitis
• Stanhopea
• Vanda
• Vuylstekeara
• Zygopetalum
• Other orchids of interest

Displaying your orchids:
Creative ways to show your orchids to best advantage in your home.
• Stunning arrangements
• Grooming and cleaning
• Mixed displays - perfect plant partners
• Orchids in the conservatory
• Cut orchids for floral designs

Troubleshooting:
• Cultural problems
• Pests and diseases

ISBN: 9780756659080 Pages: 144
Size: 184.15 x 234.95mm

Description

Reviews

No other group in the plant kingdom can match the incredible diversity found within the orchid family. Simple Steps: Orchids features the dazzling range of plant forms and spectacular colors capture the imagination and inspire orchid enthusiasts as well as new growers.

Information broken down by section as follows:

Orchid Overview:
No other group in the plant kingdom can match the incredible diversity found within the orchid family. The dazzling range of plant forms and spectacular colors capture the imagination and inspire orchid enthusiasts as well as new growers.
• A brief history
• Natural habitats
• Conserving orchids in the wild

What is an orchid?
• Main characteristics: plant and flower structure
• How orchids are classified
• Range of plants, including species and hybrids

Getting started:
How to select the best plants for your home.
• Where to buy
• How to choose healthy plants
• Suitable containers and supports
• Range of potting media
• Ideal sites for orchids

Looking after your Orchids:
Essential tips on everyday maintenance to ensure your orchids will thrive.
• Caring for your orchid: light, temperature, humidity and food.
• The art of watering
• When and how to repot
• Basic propagation

Orchid selection:
An in-depth guide to a range of orchids for growing in the home, with practical horticultural advice. Colorful full page spreads featuring popular species from the following genera:
• Angraecum
• Ascocenda
• Brassavola
• Brassia
• Cattleya
• Cymbidium
• Dendrobium
• Encyclia
• Laelia
• Miltonia
• Miltoniopsis
• Odontoglossom
• Oncidium
• Paphiopedilum
• Phalaenopsis
• Phragmipedium
• Pleione
• Sophronitis
• Stanhopea
• Vanda
• Vuylstekeara
• Zygopetalum
• Other orchids of interest

Displaying your orchids:
Creative ways to show your orchids to best advantage in your home.
• Stunning arrangements
• Grooming and cleaning
• Mixed displays - perfect plant partners
• Orchids in the conservatory
• Cut orchids for floral designs

Troubleshooting:
• Cultural problems
• Pests and diseases

ISBN: 9780756659080 Pages: 144
Size: 184.15 x 234.95mm

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