IF YOU CAN GROW HOUSEPLANTS, YOU CAN GROW ORCHIDS
The spidery Brassia. The perfumed amethyst Miltassia. White-lipped Cattleyas with lavendar tepals. From Cymbidiums to Vandas, Phalaenopsis to Paphiopedilums, 100 ORCHIDS FOR THE AMERICAN GARDENER removes the mystery and confusion surrounding these gorgeous plants. A fully illustrated guide, it takes gardeners step-by-step through the appropriate potting mediums, light, water, and fertilizer for a huge range of orchids. It tells how to repot an orchid, keep it free of disease and pests, and care for it during its dormant period so that you can successfully bring it back to bloom.
The heart of the book is a unique plant guide with sumptuous full-color photographs that focus on the whole plant-leaves, stems, roots, and overall carriage. Entries include exhaustive details on each plants particular needs.