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Orchids for dummies

Author: Steven A Frowine
Publisher: New York : Wiley, 2011.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven A Frowine
ISBN: 9781118054208 1118054202
OCLC Number: 853576327
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages).
Contents: Introduction. Part I: Welcoming Orchids into Your Life.Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on Orchids.Chapter 2: Choosing the Right Orchid for You.Chapter 3: Having the Right Tools on Hand.Chapter 4: How I Love Thy Orchid: Enjoying the Orchid'sBeauty.Part II: The Basics of Orchid Parenthood.Chapter 5: Providing the Right Growing Environment.Chapter 6: Watering and Fertilizing Orchids.Chapter 7: The ABCs of Potting Materials, Containers, andRepotting.Chapter 8: Two, Four, Six, Eight, Let Your Orchids Propagate:Multiplying Your Orchids.Chapter 9: Keeping Your Orchids Pest- and Disease-Free.Part III: The Best Orchids for Rookies.Chapter 10: Moth Orchids and Their Relatives: The Best Choicefor Beginners.Chapter 11: The Quintessential Orchids: Cattleyas and TheirRelatives.Chapter 12: Slipper Orchids.Chapter 13: Dancing Ladies: Oncidiums and Their Relatives.Chapter 14: Significant Others.Part IV: The Part of Tens.Chapter 15: The Ten (or So) Easiest Orchids to Grow.Chapter 16: The Ten Most Common Ways Orchids Are Killed.Chapter 17: The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions aboutOrchids.Chapter 18: The Ten Most Common Reasons Why Orchids Don'tBloom.Appendix: Resources.Index.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: Steven A Frowine.

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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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