Easy Orchids: Simple Secrets for Glorious Gardens--Indoors and Out

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Chronicle Books, Mar 1, 2002 - Gardening - 108 pages
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With growing orchids as a pastime ever increasing in popularity, here, reissued with a lovely new cover, is one of the most popular books on the subject. This engaging volume provides all the inspiration and hands-on facts for transforming a windowsill, patio, glassed-in porch, or small garden plot into orchid territory, with the emphasis-given a plant that can be all too intimidating-on the easy. Theres Ladys Slipper orchids and Jewel orchids for low-light homes; Laeliocattleyas to take advantage of a sunny kitchen window; and a host of other varieties. Complete with concise, easy-to-follow instructions, and beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs, Easy Orchids makes growing these prima donnas of the plant world rewarding and enjoyable for beginner and expert gardeners alike.
 

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Contents

Introduction 7 A Cautionary Note
9
Characteristics of Orchids
17
About Growing Orchids
25
ORCHIDS TO GROW ON A WINDOWSILL
46
Brassavola nodosa Lady of the Night
49
Cattleya skinneri San Sebastian Orchid
51
Dendrobium phalamopsis
53
Laeliocattleya
54
Zygopetalum mackayi
78
ORCHIDS TO GROW IN THE GROUND
80
Bletilla striata Chinese Ground Orchid
83
Pleione formosana
85
EXOTIC ORCHIDS
87
Cattleya
88
Dendrobium nobile
90
Masdevallia
93

Ludisia discolor Jewel Orchid
57
Oncidium Dancing Dolls
59
Oncidium flexuosum
60
Paphiopedilum Ladys Slipper Orchid
63
Phalamopsis amabilis hybrids Moth Orchid
64
ORCHIDS TO GROW IN OUTDOOR CONTAINERS
66
Cymbidium
69
Dendrobium kingianum
73
Epidendrum ibaguense
74
Miniature Cymbidium
76
Maxillaria tenuifolia Coconut Orchid
95
Miltoniopsis Pansy Orchid
96
BlueFlowered Vanda
98
Vanilla planifolia Vanilla Orchid
100
Afterword
103
MailOrder Sources
104
Bibliography
105
Index
106
Acknowledgments
107
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Mimi Luebbermann is the author of a wide range of garden books, including Easy Orchids (0-8118-3553-7). She lives in Northern California.

Faith Echtermeyer has created visuals for numerous cookbooks, travel books, and food and wine publications. She lives in California's Napa Valley.

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