Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Readers Digest (February 23, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.9 x 11.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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After reading tons of reviews on lots of Orchid books, I chose this one. I couldn't be much happier. This book is a easy read and very helpful for Orchid newbies like me. It is divided into seperate chapters for the popular Orchid types and how to care for each type. It reviews light, humidity, potting media, fertilizer and temperature requirements for each type of popular Orchid types. It also helps you determine what kind of Orchids are best to grow for the type of environment you can provide. A chapter is dedicated to the types of bugs, scale, fungus and other common problems you might run into and how to detect and treat each type.Lots of great color photos and recommended Orchid suppliers too.LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am a new Orchid enthuasits and this book gives lots of practical information on the care and cultural requirements of the main types of Orchids.The photographs are very clear and useful in repotting and handling the plants.
So I bought this book hoping it could give me a clear overview of how to care for orchids. I will say that, whoever wrote this book assumed that everyone has wet winters and dry summers. Here in the Midwest, that isn't the case. It's the exact opposite. So some of the information I desperately need is simply not in this book.On a positive note, it takes species by species and gives specific care instructions for each. And if you live in a part of the country that has wet winters and dry summers than this book is definitely for you!
Just what I wanted. Beautiful pictures. No jargon. Shows step-by-step how-to's on everything. Answers all the dumb questions that the other books assume you already know.
This book is good for beginners, but it's almost too basic. I started (ahem) "branching out" after I figured out how not to kill orchids.I'm no where near an expert and am still a little nervous with them, but this book gives basic information on the care of the more popular varieties. It is what I needed at the time, but it's information on what plagues these babies is a little scant. I have referred to it a couple of times. It is written in an easy, non-technical style that makes the book very approachable. I would recommend it for a beginner like myself as one of the first books for orchids. I will keep looking for more information in this same easy style.It's pretty enough to leave out, but it is a softcover.
I bought this book for my wife who loves plants, and orchids in particular. She has been thrilled with the information she has found and her orchids are already showing signs of improvement.
The bookseller really needs to include in the book description that this is a Reader's Digest book. Reader's Digest has/had a long history of publishing pretty books with little real content of any value and this book fits the trend. It is at most a coffee table book with pretty pictures, and little of substance or value for the gardener who wants to learn to grow orchids.Most of the information is common sense. I would not have bought this book had I known it was a Readers Digest publication. I guess it would be good for children wanting to learn gardening basics.
Gives you all the information you would need to grow orchids. I thought it would be hard to grow them esp where I live in Alaska but with this book information I have been able to enjoy orchids and have gotten hooked on them as house plant that blooms and blooms.
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