Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books (May 9, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.6 x 10 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (163 customer reviews)
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This is a gorgeous full-color book that is perfect for beginners. The color photos and illustrations also make this a good book to leave on the coffee table.What you will get:1) how to select healthy orchids and where to buy them (and orchid scams to look out for)2) orchid anatomy3) summary of potting mediums and types of pots4)mounting vs. potting5) care for the most popular orchids6) "must have" supplies for starting your orchid plant7) tips for decorating with orchids8) how to pot/re-pot orchidswhat it doesn't have/ what would have helped the book be more "all inclusive":1) specific instructions for differentiating between healthy roots versus dead roots for various genera of orchids when you are potting new orchids. Most times, whether your first orchid is a moth orchid from Trader Joe or an expensive Paphiopedilum (Lady's Slipper)from a specialized nursery, you will likely have to cut away dead rots when you bring them home and need to pot them. Rogers doesn't go into this "delicate orchid surgery"2) orchid triage on sick orchids including techniques like "sphag" and bag--he does mention this technique for getting moisture to orchids that are drying out---but didn't mention that you can also do this for "dying" orchids (where you need to severely cut back roots to stop root rot and need to root it in spahagnum moss after having dipped the remaining roots in root hormone, you "bag" it to increase moisture until the orchid stabilizes)3) provides only a few types of potting medium: fir or redwood, orchid bark, perlite blend, sphagnum moss.
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