Orchids: A Practical Guide for Gardeners

Orchids: A Practical Guide for Gardeners

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Orchids: A Practical Guide for Gardeners

An inspirational encyclopedia of orchids, with guidance on the best orchids to choose, and how to grow and care for them.
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Flamboyant, intriguing, beautiful and exotic, orchids have evolved to become the largest family of plants in the world. This classic book, written by two of the world's leading orchid authorities and now updated, presents everything you need to know to identify, choose and display these delightful flowers successfully. It contains guidance on tools and equipment; feeding and watering; and dealing with pests and diseases. A directory describes and illustrates a wide range of species and hybrids, providing information on habitat, size, flowering time and growing requirements. With over 600 exquisite photographs, this is the definitive guide to growing these well-loved plants.



  • Everything you need to know to grow orchids successfully, with step-by-step information on potting and mounting orchids, propagation, feeding, watering, light levels, and dealing with pests and diseases.

  • Practical advice on growing and displaying orchids indoors, under glass, and outdoors, both in temperate and tropical areas.

  • An easy-to-use plant directory of over 200 fabulous orchids, with photographs of each orchid, and vital information on habitat, size, flowering time and growing requirements.

Additional Info

Additional Info

  1. Hardback, 256 pp
  2. ISBN:9780754833635
  3. Authors: Brian and Wilma Rittershausen
  4. Publisher: Lorenz Books, 2017

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