Orchids For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, 4 mrt. 2005 - 266 pagina's
The fun and easy way to grow orchids As anyone who has read Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief or has seen the movie Adaptation knows, orchids inspire a passionate following. And their popularity is rising; according to the USDA, more than 12.7 million orchids were sold in the U.S. last year. Brimming with black-and-white illustrations and eight pages of color photos, this friendly guide introduces would-be orchid fanciers to today’s most popular and intriguing orchid varieties - and shows step by step how to select healthy plants at a nursery or commercial grower, cultivate them successfully at home, promote blooms, create beautiful orchid displays, and even produce hybrids. Steven Frowine (New Hartford, CT) worked with orchids professionally as a horticulturist at Hawaii’s National Tropical Botanical Garden and at the Missouri Botanical Garden, where he was chairman of indoor horticulture and oversaw over 10,000 plants.
 

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About This Book 1 Conventions Used in This Book 2 Foolish Assumptions 2
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Choosing the Right Orchid for You
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Welcoming Orchids into Your Life 7 Chapter 1 Getting the Lowdown on Orchids 9 Chapter 2 Choosing the Right Orchid for You 23 Chapter 3 Havi...
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The Basics of Orchid Parenthood
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The Basics of Orchid Parenthood
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Watering and Fertilizing Orchids
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Not Magic Potions 85 What to look for in orchid fertilizers 86 Types of fertilizers and how to use them 88 Chapter 7 The ABCs of Potting Materials
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The Best Orchids for Rookies
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The Quintessential Orchids Cattleyas
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Slipper Orchids
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Dancing Ladies Oncidiums and Their
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Slipper Orchids 169 Chapter 13 Dancing Ladies Oncidiums and Their Relatives 191 Chapter 14 Significant Others 213 Part IV The Part of Tens
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Resources
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Index
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Over de auteur (2005)

Steven A. Frowine is a professional horticulturalist who grows more than 200 orchids in his Connecticut home. The National Gardening Association (NGA), is a not-for-profit leader in plant education.

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