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The practical encyclopedia of orchids : a practical guide to orchids and their cultivation
The practical encyclopedia of orchids : a practical guide to orchids and their cultivation
Rittershausen, Brian2014
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"An inspirational encyclopedia of orchids, with guidance on the best orchids to choose. Clear, practical advice on growing and displaying orchids indoors, under glass and outdoors. Everything you need to know to grow orchids successfully, with step-by-step information on potting and mounting orchids; propagation; feeding, watering and light levels; and dealing with pests and diseases. An easy-to-use directory of more than 200 fabulous orchids, with photographs of each orchid and vital information on habitat, size, flowering time and growing requirements,"--back cover.
Main title:
The practical encyclopedia of orchids : a practical guide to orchids and their cultivation / Brian & Wilma Rittershausen ; special photography by Derek Cranch.
Imprint:
London : Southwater, [2014]
Collation:
256 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Notes:
Includes index and glossary.
Contents:
THE WORLD OF ORCHIDS -- Why Grow Orchids? -- First Steps -- A Growing Collection -- Orchids in the Wild -- The Evolution of Orchids -- Types of Orchid -- Tropical Habitats -- Temperate Habitats -- The History of Orchids -- Early History -- The Golden Years -- The Great Collectors -- Hybridization -- The Botany of Orchids -- Pseudobulbs -- Flowers -- Hybrid Alliances -- WHERE TO GROW ORCHIDS -- Growing Orchids Indoors -- Positioning Orchids -- Orchids throughout the Home -- Methods of Display -- Colour and Scent -- Growing Orchids Outdoors -- Temperate Regions in Summer -- Tropical Regions all Year Round -- Caring for Orchids Outdoors -- Growing Orchids Under Glass -- Under-glass Culture -- Creating the Right Conditions -- Heating -- Ventilation -- Shading -- Damping Down -- CARE AND CULTIVATION -- Tools and Equipment -- Basic Tools -- Growing Mediums -- Composts -- Replacing Compost -- Potting and Mounting Orchids -- Orchids in Containers --Orchids in Hanging Baskets -- Orchids on Bark -- Propagation -- Vegetative Propagation -- Raising Orchids from Seed -- Routine Care -- Feeding -- Watering -- Resting -- Temperatures -- Light Levels -- Maintaining Plants at a Certain Size -- Calendar of Care -- Common Problems -- Pests -- Diseases and Other Problems -- Table of Common Problems -- ORCHID DIRECTORY -- Popular Orchids -- Brassia -- Cattleya Alliance -- Coelogyne -- Cymbidium -- Dendrobium -- Epidendrum -- Laelia and Sophronitis -- Lycaste Alliance -- Masdevallia -- Maxillaria -- Miltoniopsis -- Odontoglossum Alliance -- Oncidium Alliance -- Paphiopedilum -- Phalaenopsis -- Phragmipedium -- Pleione -- Prosthechea and Others -- Stanhopea -- Vanda Alliance -- Zygopetalum -- Specialist Orchids -- Acineta -- Aerangis -- Angraecum -- Bifrenaria -- Bulbophyllum -- Calanthe -- Cyrtochilum -- Dendrochilum -- Eulophia -- Gongora -- Jumellia -- Lockhartia -- Ludisia -- Mexicoa -- Miltonia -- Neofineta -- Pleurothallis -- Rossioglossum -- Sarcochilus -- Thunia -- Trichopilia -- Temperate Terrestrial Orchids -- Anacamptis -- Dactylorhiza -- Ophrys -- Orchis -- Platanthera.
ISBN:
9781780193281
Dewey class:
584.4635.9344
Language:
English
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Brighton LibraryHouse and Garden635.9344 RITAvailable
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