Orchids : a practical guide for gardeners : with advice on growing and a directory of 200 orchids / Brian and Wilma Rittershausen ; special photography by Derek Cranch.

Flamboyant, intriguing, beautiful and exotic, orchids have evolved to become the largest family of plants in the world. This classic book, written by two of the world's leading orchid authorities and now updated, presents everything you need to know to identify, choose and display these delightful f...

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Main Author: Rittershausen, Brian,
Other Authors: Cranch, Derek,, Rittershausen, Wilma,
Published: London : Lorenz Books, [2017]
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Summary: Flamboyant, intriguing, beautiful and exotic, orchids have evolved to become the largest family of plants in the world. This classic book, written by two of the world's leading orchid authorities and now updated, presents everything you need to know to identify, choose and display these delightful flowers successfully. It contains guidance on tools and equipment; feeding and watering; and dealing with pests and diseases. A directory describes and illustrates a wide range of species and hybrids, providing information on habitat, size, flowering time and growing requirements. With over 600 exquisite photographs, this is the definitive guide to growing these well-loved plants.
Item Description: Includes index.
Physical Description: 256 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.
Language: English
ISBN: 9780754833635
Author Notes: Brian and Wilma Rittershausencame from a family of orchid experts that had a nurseryin Devon, England. In 2009 they were awarded theWestonbirt Orchid Medal for outstanding literaryachievement, and the nursery has won many goldmedals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.