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The Orchid Expert

Written by the world’s foremost gardening authority, and jam-packed with the most up-to-date information, the Expert collections offer techniques, full-color photos throughout, and plenty of thumbnails and diagrams. This brand new entry into the very best gardening series there is focuses on beautiful orchids, plants once only for the wealthy and the skilled, but now available to everyone. With The Orchid Expert, they’ll become permanent members of your family, treasured not only for their flowers, but all year long.Dr. Hessayon explains it all: what to look for when buying a plant, the secrets of success plant by plant, the way to ensure repeat flowering, increasing your stock, preserving blooms with microwaves, and identifying species the unique Expert way. All sorts of odd and intriguing facts reveal why orchids are so different from the rest of the plant kingdom, and the advice is reliable, easy-to-follow, and comprehensive. A magnificent color picture gallery showcases the most stunning and unusual varieties, many in full-page images. As always, there’s an invaluable trouble-shooting section, diagrams to help you identify the flowers, and a glossary. 

Series: Expert

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: Expert; Reprint edition (March 1, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0903505673

ISBN-13: 978-0903505673

Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #240,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #18 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Orchids

Lots of important information condensed into a small book. It's valuable for any skill level of orchid enthusiast. However, if you're just starting out, it greatly helps to reduce some of the confusion about the different growing requirements for individual orchids. I highly recommend this book.

The Orchid ExpertThis book ROCKS!! I am new to orchids. Something I have wanted to do for many years, but afraid to make the leap because everyone I talked to told me how hard it was. Not so. This book gave me the information I needed to get started and feel like I could also be an "orchid expert". So far my "little orchid garden" is a real asset to my life and home. You will love this book!

Good reference for the beginner, but not a lot of depth. Includes interesting background and history on the subject of home orchid growing. The last chapter illustrating the various common species of orchids was colorful and interesting.

I am learning how to grow orchids and I read everything I can get my hands on. This book had lots of tips that others didn't have. its interesting how maney different views you can get from 3 different books . this book is a little more advanced then most of my other books but I will stay with it and hope to gain something from it.

I'm no where being an expert, but I love my orchid collection (32-35 plants so far). I collect books on them as well. I picked up a few good bits of info. Great pictures. Fast shipping. This would be help full for advanced and beginner growers.

Great information packed into a handy size book. Written for the UK market but still valuable information on Orchids. Great photos and tips. Great simplified Orchid Encyclopedia. Will be purchasing other books in this series.

If you really want to get into the orchid-growing hobby, but don't know where to start - look here. This book has lots of information and pictures, but is easily understood by someone who doesn't have a lot of orchid background. I find myself referring to this book often.

This is a very good book for beginners and experienced orchid collectors, it have in a lot of use full information that you will refer back too from time to time.I would recommend this book to all who are obsessed with orchid like myself and the book is for a reasonable price and my order was received on the estimated delivery time.Alesa Cicilia

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