About Orchids: A Chat (Practical Gardening Series)

About Orchids: A Chat (Practical Gardening Series)

About Orchids – Practical Gardening - A Chat - By Frederick Boyle. "I thank you for reminding your readers, by reference to my humble work, that the delight of growing orchids can be enjoyed by persons of very modest fortune. To spread that knowledge is my contribution to philanthropy, and I make bold to say that it ranks as high as some which are commended from pulpits and platforms. For your leader-writer is inexact, though complimentary, in assuming that any 'special genius' enables me to cultivate orchids without more expense than other greenhouse plants entail, or even without a gardener. I am happy to know that scores of worthy gentlemen—ladies too—not more gifted than their neighbours in any sense, find no greater difficulty. If the pleasure of one of these be due to any writings of mine, I have wrought some good in my generation."
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Plants to Grow in the Home: Indoor Gardening Made Easy

Plants to Grow in the Home: Indoor Gardening Made Easy

Extra-large format hardcover. Full descriptions and growing requirements of many plants adaptable for use as house plants including: begonias, bromeliads, ferns, heathers, azaleas, poinsettas, African violets, Bonsai, cacti, succulents, epiphyllums, figs, orchids and many more. Wonderful color photoplates.
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Four Seasons of Orchids (Gardening)

Four Seasons of Orchids (Gardening)

Long prized by collectors and specialist cultivators, orchids are commonly (and mistakenly, as it turns out) believed to be difficult to grow and maintain. In fact, many varieties are as easily grown as any other perennial.There are as many as 20,000 species with the family Orchidae, including plants that bear some of Earth's most showy and flamboyant flowers. This superb book presents a selection of the most exceptional orchids anywhere, all of which can be cultivated at home. But unlike other books on this topic, Four Seasons of Orchids is divided by the season in which they flower. Compiled by renowned orchid photographer Greg Allikas and recognized orchid expert (and American Orchid Society judge) Ned Nash, the book is organized into four parts, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, making it easy for any horticulturalist to plan his or her orchid year with dazzling displays of color.  Full of magnificent, unique photographs and accompanied by a wealth of advice for their cultivation,
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Better Homes & Gardens Orchid Gardening

A complete guide for planning, planting, and caring for orchidsBetter Homes and Gardens® Orchid Gardening makes it simple to grow and maintain gorgeous orchids year-in and year-out. Even if you’ve never grown an orchid, this straightforward and comprehensive guide for people of all gardening skill levels will show you how to get it right the first and every time. With colorful diagrams, helpful checklists that make shopping and planning a breeze, and easy-to-follow directions for all kinds of projects, it’s the perfect guide to planning and maintaining your dream orchid collection.Chapters include a primer on understanding orchids, a glossary of orchid terminology, tips for selecting the best varieties for your region and situation, inspirational design ideas, and plant pairingsIncludes more than 525 gorgeous color photos throughout, including an orchid encyclopedia featuring more than 200 varieties of orchidsFeatures Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden tips and advice from the
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Four Seasons of Orchids (Gardening)

Long prized by collectors and specialist cultivators, orchids are commonly (and mistakenly, as it turns out) believed to be difficult to grow and maintain. In fact, many varieties are as easily grown as any other perennial.There are as many as 20,000 species with the family Orchidae, including plants that bear some of Earth’s most showy and flamboyant flowers. This superb book presents a selection of the most exceptional orchids anywhere, all of which can be cultivated at home. But unlike other books on this topic, Four Seasons of Orchids is divided by the season in which they flower. Compiled by renowned orchid photographer Greg Allikas and recognized orchid expert (and American Orchid Society judge) Ned Nash, the book is organized into four parts, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, making it easy for any horticulturalist to plan his or her orchid year with dazzling displays of color.  Full of magnificent, unique photographs and accompanied by a wealth of advice for their
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Orchids: A Kew Gardening Guide (Kew Gardening Guides)

“A fabulous work. Highly recommended.” -Library Journal

Orchids were brought to Europe from the tropics and subtropics beginning in the 17th century, and by 1839, English plant nurseries were selling 1,600 different kinds of the flower. Long prized for their exotic beauty and astonishing variety, orchids are the royal family of the plant kingdom. The story of this flower, from the hunt for new varieties in the wild in the 1800s to the development of the more than 100,000 hybrids that exist today, is related in fascinating detail in Orchids.

This beautiful book features text by one of the world’s foremost orchid authorities alongside spectacular watercolor portraits of prize-winning orchids from the Royal Horticultural Society in London, which spearheaded orchid cultivation in Western Europe beginning in the 19th century. This exquisite collection of paintings commissioned by the RHS every year since 1897 represents the ultimate orchid pictorial history. Now in a reduced format, Orchids is an indispensable sourcebook for those captivated by the beauty and infinite variety of this glamorous flower. AUTHOR BIO: Mark Griffiths, one of the world’s foremost writers on orchids, has edited and written numerous publications on orchids and horticulture. He was editor of The New Royal Horticulture of Gardening, and was awarded the Garden Writers’ Guild Special Award for a Work of Outstanding Excellence for his RHS Manual, Orchids. Griffiths is horticultural correspondent for The Times, London.

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