Orchids For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 14, 2011 - Gardening - 288 pages
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Color your world with orchids

Orchids are beautiful, fragrant, wonderfully varied, and surprisingly affordable. But aren't they hard to grow at home? No! says orchid grower extraordinaire Steve Frowine. In this handy guide, he shows you step by step how to select the right orchids, keep them healthy, encourage blooms, and even propagate your own plants.

Discover how to:
* Select orchids that will thrive in your home
* Water, fertilize, repot, and propagate orchids
* Decipher complicated orchid names
* Get familiar with favorite orchid varieties
* Create spectacular orchid displays
  

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User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

Good reference and great trouble-shooting guide...my orchids may just recover from my inadvertent abuse! Read full review

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User Review  - Lorene - Goodreads

Maybe they're not blooming because I haven't finished reading this instruction book either!! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Welcoming Orchids into Your Life
7
Choosing the Right Orchid for You
23
Having the Right Tools on Hand
33
How I Love Thy Orchid Enjoying
47
The Basics of Orchid Parenthood
57
Watering and Fertilizing Orchids
77
Repotting
91
Slipper Orchids
169
Miltonias and Miltoniopsis
197
Mixing It Up
205
Significant Others
213
The Ten or So Easiest Orchids to Grow
229
Too Much Light or Heat
234
The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions about
237
Are Any Orchids Hardy?
240

Two Four Six Eight Let Your Orchids
103
Keeping Your Orchids Pest and DiseaseFree
111
Is There a Fungus Among Us?
120
The Best Orchids for Rookies
123
The Quintessential Orchids Cattleyas
147
The Ten Most Common Reasons Why Orchids
243
Resources
247
Index
253
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Steven A. Frowine is a professional horticulturalist who grows more than 200 orchids in his Connecticut home. The National Gardening Association (NGA), is a not-for-profit leader in plant education.

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