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Title:
The best orchids for indoors
Author:
Fitch, Charles Marden.
Publication Information:
New York : Brooklyn Botanic Garden, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
120 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781889538600
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Book

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From the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a series The New York Times calls a "brilliant collection of gardening books."

This manual is a goldmine of practical and inspirational information, and a great value too. Orchid lovers will delight in this guide to indoor cultivation. Fitch, a member of the who's who of orchid specialists, presents the newest, most exciting, and most spectacular tropical varieties. Published in association with the American Orchid Society, this volume offers lots of helpful advice for making orchids thrive, as well as a comprehensive encyclopedia of different species. From the Brooklyn Botanic Garden series that The New York Times calls a "brilliant collection of gardening books."


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Booklist Review

There are between 20,000 and 30,000 species of orchids; they are found on every continent except Antarctica, and 79 percent of them are epiphytes (plants that grow on other plants). The work of 12 contributors and boasting color photographs on every page, this informative book clearly explains orchid classification and naming systems, and offers a gardener's guide to orchid conservation. Most of the book is devoted to an encyclopedia organized by orchid genus or by alliance, a group of genera that share many common characteristics and can be interbred. An introduction to each genus and alliance is written by an expert on the group, followed by detailed growing tips regarding such essentials as light, temperature, water, humidity, fertilizing, potting, and what is termed cut-down, that is, reducing the height of mature plants. --George Cohen Copyright 2004 Booklist