The Gardener's Guide to Growing Orchids

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David & Charles, 2004 - Orchid culture - 160 pages
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"The Gardener's Guide to Growing Orchids dispels the mystery surrounding the cultivation of these plants while bringing the horticultural descriptions and lists of some of the new hybrids right up-to-date for specialists. Within the orchid group there are around 750 genera and 25,000 species with an even larger number of hybrids, around 100,000. In this book Wilma and Brian Rittershausen have created an authoritative reference guide to the best of these plants including popular orchids like Phalaenopsis, Cymbidiums and Paphiopedilums as well as some of the more unusual genera. They offer expert guidance for identification as well as advice on cultivation and care based on first-hand experience. Full descriptions of the modern methods of propagation and breeding are described so that enthusiasts can enjoy the thrill of flowering orchids they have raised themselves.

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