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A practical guide to the care and cultivation

By Michael Tibbs

ISBN 978 1 84330 873 7

First published in 2007 by New Holland Publishers Ltd

Book contents

  • An introduction to orchids
  • Caring for orchids
  • Cultivation
  • Showing your orchids
  • Cool-climate orchids
  • Orchids for intermediate climates
  • Warm-climate orchids

About the Orchids book

Introducing the beginner to the fascinating world of growing and caring for orchids, this beautiful new book is aimed at gardeners in both the northern and southern hemispheres who are keen to master this most rewarding area of horticulture.

With more than 25,000 species, orchids are quite possibly the largest, and certainly the most diverse, plant family on earth. They are found all over the world with the exception of the Polar Regions, and in a wide range of biomes. Visually, orchids offer an exquisite variety of colours and forms, while hybridization has expanded the number of species and produced spectacular new combinations.

This book provides common sense advice on getting started with orchids, understanding the basics of orchid biology, caring for orchids in a variety of settings and mastering techniques for reporting, dividing and growing from seed. Orchids also cover the major orchid families and their characteristics, with advice on choosing the plant that is right for your climate conditions.

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