File Size: 539 KB
Print Length: 75 pages
Publisher: OrchidCareZone.com (March 11, 2012)
Publication Date: March 11, 2012
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I've been reading Mary Ann's Orchid Care Zone blog for years, so I knew any book she writes would be top notch and entertaining....and she didn't disappoint! I thought I knew everything there was to know about growing phals, but even I learned a few new tips and tricks. This is an awesome guide worthy of a spot on everyone orchid lover's shelf. Love it!
My girlfriend and I are starting to raise some of the more "popular" orchids. We started hunting around for good books so we do not kill our plants before they even bloom and came across this one. We definitely love this guide, especially the step-by-step directions and the pictures at the end. Everything was very easy to follow and we will definitely follow her advice!
I'm new to orchid growing and this was perfect for what I needed. There is so much confusing information when I search online that it's nice to have everything I need in one spot from someone who actually KNOWS what they are talking about. I certainly recommend this guide book!
Most or all essential information for beginners seems to have been included (I say "seems" because I am a beginner myself and i do not know what i do not know). Besides the basics of temperature, humidity, air movement and light, the book includes information on repotting, propagation, fertilization, and inducing blooming. The book is very compact and can be read in under an hour. That makes it a great reference since you do not need to spend hours searching for the information. Well worth the $2.99.Two issues I felt could be improved on are light and cutting the stem for propagation. With light meters available for less than $20, the book could have mentioned lux instead of using your hand's shadow. It also did not mention what signs the plant might show when it is receiving too much or too little light. There was no mention of what color spectrum should be used if using artificial lights. Second, i was unsure that i understood the author's description of propagation by cutting the main stalk. A picture accompanying the explanation would have been extremely valuable.
I was given one orchid plant, bought another one, husband bought me two more. But I didn't know how to care for them. This book answers all the questions I had to keep "my little ones" growing healthy long after the blooms are gone. Great book for beginners as well as pros.
I really liked the pictures section and the simple, detailed steps in each chapter! Because I'm just getting into orchid growing again, I'm trying to make sure I keep all of my plants alive this time! With this book in my hands I'm finally confident they will regularly bloom for me. And I really love the amount of time it saved me from having to research all this information. It is well worth buying!
This guide is amazing. It's well written and there was information I hadn't heard before. It really helped me and gave me some good tips with caring for my Phalaenopsis orchid. I highly recommend this for anyone out there growing these orchids.
I'm new at this hobby and needed to get some ideas on how to care for my orchids. What I liked about the books is that it gives you practical, and relatively inexpensive information about fertilizers, lighting, watering and repoting the plant. It also gives pratical advise on what to do about insect and virus control. Right off the bat I had problems with over watering and mealy bugs. I followed the advise about watering and saved one orchid and followed the advice about controling mealy bugs and was really surprise that worked also.Great book - it's gives ideas how to grow news ones from the existing plant. Will be interesting to see if this works.
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