Growing Successful Orchids in the Greenhouse and Conservatory

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GMC Distribution, 2003 - Gardening - 122 pages
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Did you know that the orchid family contain some 750 genera, nearly 20,000 species and many thousands more hybrids? This new book by renowned authority Mark Isaac-Williams offers both the passionate enthusiast and the beginner to orchids a comprehensive guide to this fascinatingly exotic family of plants, and information on how to grow them successfully in the greenhouse and conservatory. Written in a clear, accessible style and presented in an easy-to-follow format, the book is illustrated with over 300 colour photographs of the most photogenic orchid species in the world and includes 50 detailed illustrations on their care and cultivation in the domestic environment. * Fascinating account of the history of orchids. * Comprehensive chapters on five of the most popular genera: cymbidium, dendrobium, phalaenopsis, phaphiopedilium and pleione * Advice on pests, diseases and common ailments

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