|Growing Orchids - Successful Gardening Indoors and Out: An Illustrated Encyclopedia and Practical Gardening Guide |
Brian Rittershausen, Wilma Rittershausen
264 pages (January 30, 2004)
SynopsisThis book on orchids opens with a round-the-world tour of the range of tropical and temperate habitats in which orchids are found, as well as an explanation of the main orchid types. A section on growing orchids indoors is included, whether in glass tanks and baskets or on trees and stones, as well as growing orchids outdoors. An orchid directory looks in detail at a wide range of orchid species and hybrids, providing information on their natural habitat, size, flowering time and growing requirements. All the main genera are covered, from cymbidium and dendrobium, to phalaenopsis and phragmipedium, as well as a selection of rare orchids. Also included is a list of suppliers and an easy-to-use glossary.