by William Cullina
Cullina takes the mystery out of cultivating orchids by describing in an engaging style every aspect of growing and maintaining them.
The first half of the book deals with the basics of orchid growing (including anatomy, placement and climate considerations), regular maintenance issues (such as fertilizing, potting, and diseases) and reproduction methods. Comprehensive charts detail potting mixes, natural pest and disease controls, and common problems.
The latter half of the book covers over 100 types of orchids, listing the ideal care needs of each plant and even the recommended skill level of the grower. Hundreds of color photos throughout.
Hardcover, 9" x 12", 260 pages, 2004.