Orchid species culture: Pescatorea, Phaius, Phalaenopsis, Pholidota, Phragmipedium, Pleione

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Timber Press, 1991 - Gardening - 250 pages
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This volume covers six popular orchid genera: Pescatorea, Phaius, Phalaenopsis, Pholidota, Phragmipedium, and Pleione. The Bakers' unique approach to orchid cultivation, which they document in this book, stresses the importance of main-taining climatic conditions similar to those in each species' native habitat. The ingenious climate tables created by the authors provide precise, usable information which enables the grower to adjust growing conditions - length of rest period, temperature, humidity, amount and timing of water and fertilizer - to approximate those of the species in the wild. The weather data is supplemented with information from successful growers.

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Contents

Prologue
1
Pescatorea
23
Phalaenopsis
63
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Margaret Baker was a frequent contributor to the American Orchid Society Bulletin. She was an avid amateur orchid enthusiast and with her husband Charles previously wrote "Orchid Species Culture: Dendrobium" and "Orchid Species Culture: Pescatorea, Phaius, Phalaenopsis, Pholidota, Phragmipedium, and Pleione" published by Timber Press. Margaret Baker died in 2003.

Charles Baker is an avid gardener and former meteorologist with the National Weather Service. With his late wife, Margaret Baker, he wrote "Orchid Species Culture: Dendrobium" and "Orchid Species Culture: Pescatorea, Phaius, Phalaenopsis, Pholidota, Phragmipedium, and Pleione, " as well as numerous articles for "Orchids" (the publication of the American Orchid Society) and "Orchid Digest." The Bakers spent most of their careers in Alaska, where Charlie worked as a meteorologist for more than thirty years and Marg was a scrimshaw artist, jewelry maker, and administrator in the Alaskan bush. After moving to Portland, Oregon, the Bakers became avid amateur orchid enthusiasts and frequent contributors to "Orchids, Orchid Advocate, " and "Orchid Hunter, " among other journals.

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