Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Times Edition (March 1, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.9 x 6.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,449,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #76 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > By Climate > Tropical #123 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Orchids
Wonderful finally a book that clearly shows disease processes and treatments with excellent photography. The anatomy and growing instructions are complete and easy to understand. It is written so that anyone can grow orchids from terrace to orchid house. I find it exceptional in that it takes into consideration the hot humid condions that exist here in So. Fla. (zone 10).
I read this book as a novice orchid grower living in sub-tropical conditions. It is well written and has many fantastic pictures to back up the text. I found the book extremely helpful in both orchid identification and as a reference tool for cultural problems. It is easy to read and I would recommend it to anyone growing orchids outdoors
This is the only book I have been able to find that is specific to orchid growing in the tropics.The kinds of orchids this book gives details on are the ones that grow best in my particular location: tropical Hilo, Hawaii. I'm definitely a hobby orchidist, not into nomenclature, mericloning, or anything fancy like that; I buy plants in flower that I like and always have luck with getting them to grow and bloom again in these ideal conditions. Nonetheless, I do enjoy reading about species, hybrids, and methods of propagation, and this book has a lot of interesting details for more serious or commercial growers. The illustrations are wonderful.
Intended for beginners or moderately experienced growers, this book is well written with a wealth of photographs and diagrams. It is easy to read and has sections on most topics of interest to the tropical orchid grower.
Loved the book, it was just what I was hoping for. It was really good condition even though it was listed as second hand and arrived within the timeline I was given. No problems. Great. Just what I wanted.
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