Orchid Grower's Companion: Cultivation, Propagation, and Varieties

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Timber Press, 2005 - Gardening - 224 pages
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Growing orchids is a hobby more than two millennia old, and from the beginning these beautiful flowers have enjoyed a constant and unparalleled cult status among enthusiasts. Orchid Grower's Companion explains in accessible detail the natural habitat of some 400 orchid species, hybrids, and variants, with the information leading directly into practical propagation and cultivation guidance, including requirements for water, lighting, compost, and potting. Illustrated throughout with breathtaking images, Orchid Grower's Companion is an irresistible volume for anyone with even a passing interest in growing orchids.

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About the author (2005)

David Banks has been growing orchids in Sydney, Australia, for over 30 years. He is the editor of the Australian Orchid Review and a member of the Orchid Specialist Group of the World Conservation Union's Species Survival Commission. David lectures worldwide and regularly appears on television and radio shows in the U.S. and Australia.

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