Orchids For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, 4 mrt. 2005 - 288 pagina's
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
 

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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
23
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...
33
The Basics of Orchid Parenthood
57
The Basics of Orchid Parenthood
60
Watering and Fertilizing Orchids
77
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
123
The Quintessential Orchids Cattleyas
147
Slipper Orchids
169
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
247
Index
253
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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.

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