The Orchid Whisperer
Author: Bruce Rogers
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Provides advice on growing orchids, with information on such topics as what to look for when buying an orchid, orchid care, the twelve most popular orchids, and decorating with orchids.
The Orchid Whisperer
Author: Bruce Rogers
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Orchids can bloom year after year. In this essential guide, Bruce Rogers, "The Orchid Whisperer", shares his expert tips from more than three decades of breeding and growing orchids. The book demystifies the growing process and features more than 100 lush color photographs of breathtaking plants. Best of all, it reveals professional secrets not found anywhere else for blooming, repotting, spotting hazards and pests, grooming, decorating, and much more. Perfect for beginners as well as orchid experts looking for new tricks, The Orchid Whisperer provides everything readers need to know to keep healthy orchids that will flower again and again!
Author: Mimi Luebbermann, Faith Echtermeyer
Publisher: Chronicle Books
With growing orchids an increasingly common pastime, here is one of the most popular books on the subject, reissued with a lovely new cover. This engaging volume provides inspiration and facts for transforming a windowsill, patio or small garden plot into orchid territory. Complete with easy-to-follow instructions, this book makes growing orchids enjoyable for beginners and experts.
A definitive handbook offers the latest information on the selection, care, and propagation of easy care and new orchid varieties, with step-by-step instructions on how to select, pot, stake, and care for orchids and practical advice on light, temperature, humidity, pests, and diseases. Original. 40,000 first printing.
Author: William Cullina
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A practical handbook for novice and experienced horticulturalists alike provides everything a gardener needs to know about these popular and exotic plants, offering more than two hundred full-color photographs, detailed descriptions, and easy-to-follow care and cultivation instructions for dozens of orchid species.
Here are 100 beautiful orchids that you can grow in Florida. These orchids were chosen for their beauty, ease of cultivation, and suitability to Florida's climate. Whether you are an old hand at growing orchids or are a beginner anxious to try it, you will find help here choosing the plants that will work for you, as well as help on how best to make them prosper. First you will learn about the structure of orchids; how they are named; and how to pot, water, feed, ventilate, and protect them from weather and insects. You will find you can grow them inside and outside in Florida, and some even in the ground as part of the landscape. Then you will be introduced to 100 fabulous orchids that are well-suited to Florida. You'll find answers to commonly asked questions, lists of suppliers, and a handy reference chart to plant size, flower color, bloom size, bloom time, and exposure.
• Simple techniques and professional tips for growing orchids indoors. • Up-to-date expert advice guides readers on how to water, fertilize, light and propagate orchids. • A pictorial troubleshooting section helps homeowners diagnose any ailments their orchids might suffer. • Includes bonus in-depth information on the history of orchids so homeowners understand why orchids require certain growing conditions and care. • Invaluable resource for both novice and experienced orchid lovers.
Publisher: Timber Press
Orchids have a reputation as the divas of the plant world: fussy, difficult-to-grow plants that—on top of all that—are prohibitively expensive. But there are plenty of orchids that anyone can grow. Orchids are no more difficult than familiar houseplants such as the African violet, and can be made to thrive and bloom in average indoor conditions. You just need to know what makes them happy. Bloom-Again Orchids highlights the easiest, most fuss free varieties and includes invaluable tips on where to buy orchids and how to keep them in bloom. Each of the fifty profiles focuses on a commonly available orchid variety and includes a description, photograph, chart of basic growing requirements, and a handy twelve-point checklist.
Orchids For Dummies
Author: Steven A. Frowine, National Gardening Association
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Packed with photos, including 8 pages in full color Color your world with orchids Orchids are beautiful, fragrant, wonderfully varied, and surprisingly affordable. But aren't they hard to grow at home? No! says orchid grower extraordinaire Steve Frowine. In this handy guide, he shows you step by step how to select the right orchids, keep them healthy, encourage blooms, and even propagate your own plants. Discover how to: * Select orchids that will thrive in your home * Water, fertilize, repot, and propagate orchids * Decipher complicated orchid names * Get familiar with favorite orchid varieties * Create spectacular orchid displays
Author: Barbara Schmidt
My book, Orchid Care: For the Beginner, is written in easy to understand language, covers basic orchid care, has over thirty photos to supplement the descriptions, and includes a troubleshooting guide that covers common problems for most of the popular species. Orchid Care: For the Beginner makes raising an orchid fun, intuitive and easy to do. It is concise and could easily be read from cover to cover-the perfect tool for the beginner orchid enthusiast.
Orchid Growing for Wimps
Author: Ellen Zachos
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
“A superb primer on orchid culture. It uses a fully illustrated step-by-step approach and doesn’t skimp on relating complete details. There’s a chapter showing easy-to-grow orchids in all their glory, and there’s also a chapter warning about ‘difficult’ orchids to avoid. This tome takes you on a visit [to] 16 terrific varieties you can easily handle....It’s a fun and rewarding winter exercise.”—Denver Post.
The Book of Orchids
Author: Mark W. Chase, Maarten J. M. Christenhusz, Tom Mirenda
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
One in every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid. Yet orchids retain an air of exotic mystery—and they remain remarkably misunderstood and underappreciated. The orchid family contains an astonishing array of colors, forms, and smells that captivate growers from all walks of life across the globe. Though undeniably elegant, the popular moth orchid—a grocery store standard—is a bland stand-in when compared with its thousands of more complex and fascinating brethren, such as the Demon Queller, which grows in dark forests where its lovely blooms are believed to chase evil forces away. There is the Fetid Sun-God, an orchid that lures female flies to lay their eggs on its flowers by emitting a scent of rancid cheese. Or the rare, delicate Lizard Orchid, which mimics the appearance of lizards but smells distinctly of goat. The Book of Orchids revels in the diversity and oddity of these beguiling plants. Six hundred of the world’s most intriguing orchids are displayed, along with life-size photographs that capture botanical detail, as well as information about distribution, peak flowering period, and each species’ unique attributes, both natural and cultural. With over 28,000 known species—and more being discovered each year—the orchid family is arguably the largest and most geographically widespread of the flowering plant families. Including the most up-to-date science and accessibly written by botanists Mark Chase, Maarten Christenhusz, and Tom Mirenda, each entry in The Book of Orchids will entice researchers and orchid enthusiasts alike. With stunning full-color images, The Book of Orchids is sure to become the go-to reference for these complex, alluring, and extraordinarily adaptable plants.
The Infinitely Varied Orchid Family provides a never-ending source of unusual plants in a range of shapes, colors, fragrances, and sizes. As the demand for interesting and unusual species increases, so too does the need for a comprehensive reference on how to grow them. This encyclopedia, written by respected botanist Isobyl la Croix, offers detailed descriptions of 1500 cultivated species in 350 genera from Acampe to Zygostates. More than 1000 photographs will aid enthusiasts in choosing new plants for their collections as well as provide accurate ID.
Author: Brian Rittershausen, Wilma Rittershausen
growing orchids The complete practical guide to orchids and their cultivation An inspirational encyclopedia of orchids, with guidance on the best orchids to choose Clear, practical advice on growing and displaying orchids indoors, under glass and outdoors Everything you need to know to grow orchids successfully, with step-by-step information on potting and mounting orchids; propagation; feeding, watering and light levels; and dealing with pests and diseases An easy-to-use Orchid Directory of over 200 fabulous orchids, with photographs of each orchid and vital information on habitat, size, flowering time and growing requirements Over 600 specially commissioned photographs.
How to Grow Orchids
Author: Fran Barnwell
If you would love to have this spectacular plant in your home, but thought that they were too difficult to grow, then this book will provide you with all the help you need to get started. You will discover which orchids are the easiest for a beginner to grow, and then learn the steps you need to take to keep your orchid alive, healthy and blooming. Chapters include: Where to Start: Discover the Orchid Family What an Orchid Needs: Light, Heat and Humidity More Orchid Needs: Water, Fertiliser and Rest Moving On: Re-Potting Materials Want More Plants? Propagation What Can Go Wrong? Pests and Diseases This book provides anyone new to growing orchids with the essential information to get them started with confidence. Fran Barnwell's philosophy is to provide simple and straightforward advice for anyone starting out with gardening, whether that is indoors or outdoors, with a good-sized garden or just a window ledge. How to Grow Orchids is the second book in The New to Gardening Series.