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Orchids

Author: John R Dunmire; Jack Kramer; Sunset Books.
Publisher: Menlo Park, Calif. : Sunset Books, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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That all orchids require highly specialized care and equipment is a popular misconception. By taking the mystery out of successfully cultivating these exotic beauties, Orchids enables you to enjoy their sensual appeal on a day-to-day basis. It provides simple-to-follow guidelines for growing healthy orchids indoors, outdoors, and in a greenhouse environment. Orchids also offers a historical overview of this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Dunmire; Jack Kramer; Sunset Books.
ISBN: 0376035560 9780376035561
OCLC Number: 38825301
Notes: Revised edition of: How to grow orchids / Jack Kramer. 2nd ed. c1977.
Includes index.
Description: 112 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Understanding Orchids --
What Is an Orchid? --
Where They Grow --
A Brief History --
Understanding Orchid Names --
American Orchid Society Awards --
Growing Healthy Orchids --
Temperature and Humidity --
Light and Air --
Water --
Fertilizer --
Hydroponics --
Troubleshooting Problems --
Adding to your Collection --
Growing Your Own --
Dividing Orchids --
Raising Seedlings from Flasks --
Potting Techniques --
Miniature Orchids --
Shopping for Orchids. Greenhouse and Outdoor Care --
Orchids Under Glass --
Orchid Beauty Outdoors --
Orchids for Near-Tropical Regions --
Orchids for Temperate Regions --
Hardy Orchids --
A Note on Conservation --
A Galaxy of Star Performers --
How Orchids Are Classified --
The Cattleya Alliance --
Cymbidiums --
The Vanda Alliance --
The Dendrobium Alliance --
The Oncidium Alliance --
The Slipper Orchids --
The Botanicals.
Other Titles: Sunset
Sunset orchids
Responsibility: by John R. Dunmire and the editors of Sunset Books.

Abstract:

That all orchids require highly specialized care and equipment is a popular misconception. By taking the mystery out of successfully cultivating these exotic beauties, Orchids enables you to enjoy their sensual appeal on a day-to-day basis. It provides simple-to-follow guidelines for growing healthy orchids indoors, outdoors, and in a greenhouse environment. Orchids also offers a historical overview of this "aristocrat" of flowers, with stunning color photos to illustrate the many mesmerizing varieties.

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