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Title:
Beginner's guide to orchids
Author:
Hands, Geoffrey.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781402703508
Format :
Book

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Boston Free Library SB409 .H36 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Familiarize yourself with the ten most readily-available orchids. Follow the tips for making first purchases. Understand orchids' two basic patterns of growth. Find out how to judge flower quality and situate the plants for optimal light, humidity, and temperature. All vital topics of orchid care are covered, from watering, fertilizing, and feeding to repotting, and propagation. Plus: information on glass, greenhouses, and hydroponics.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Chapter 1 What is an orchid?p. 9
Chapter 2 Your first orchidp. 21
Chapter 3 Patterns of growthp. 41
Chapter 4 Where to grow orchidsp. 55
Chapter 5 Water, feed, and compostp. 85
Chapter 6 Potting and hydroponicsp. 97
Chapter 7 Propagationp. 104
Chapter 8 Pests and diseasesp. 113
Galleryp. 120
Indexp. 126

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