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Happy Orchid: Help it Flower, Watch it Flourish

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Published: October 2018
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BIC Subject: Gardening: flowers
Published By: Dorling Kindersley
 
Published: 01-Oct-2018
Format: Hardback, 144 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9780241349229
Stock Code: 1349229
Product Description
 
Proud new owner of a gorgeous orchid? Learn the essentials of buying orchids, orchid care and how to keep it flowering beautifully, year after year, with this bite-sized beginner's guide.

Did you know that many orchids hate being in direct sunlight? Or that most orchids have a crucial dormant period when their care needs change?

Happy Orchid dispels the myths around how to care for orchids, starting with a simple, step-by-step introduction that demonstrates all the essential growing techniques, including how to plant, what feed to give them - orchids are fussy eaters! - and how to water and maintain humidity.

Then discover more than 120 illustrated profiles of the most desirable orchids to grow- graceful Phalaenopsis, delicate Dendrobium, spectacular Cymbidium and many more varieties. Each profiled orchid lets you know exactly what they need for optimum growth, including where best to place them, how often they need repotting, how to prolong flowering and encourage reflowering.

With this book as your guide, you will quickly become an expert on how to grow orchids and be inspired to fill your home with these striking, colourful beauties.Proud new owner of a gorgeous orchid? Learn the essentials of buying orchids, orchid care and how to keep it flowering beautifully, year after year, with this bite-sized beginner's guide.

Did you know that many orchids hate being in direct sunlight? Or that most orchids have a crucial dormant period when their care needs change?

Happy Orchid dispels the myths around how to care for orchids, starting with a simple, step-by-step introduction that demonstrates all the essential growing techniques, including how to plant, what feed to give them - orchids are fussy eaters! - and how to water and maintain humidity.

Then discover more than 120 illustrated profiles of the most desirable orchids to grow- graceful Phalaenopsis, delicate Dendrobium, spectacular Cymbidium and many more varieties. Each profiled orchid lets you know exactly what they need for optimum growth, including where best to place them, how often they need repotting, how to prolong flowering and encourage reflowering.

With this book as your guide, you will quickly become an expert on how to grow orchids and be inspired to fill your home with these striking, colourful beauties.
Sara Rittershausen runs the top orchid nursery in the UK, Burnham Nurseries in Devon, which was started by her grandfather and continued by his daughter Wilma and son Brian (Sara's dad). Sara has played a role in several orchid books, is an RHS Orchid Judge on the Orchid Committee, President of the Devon Orchid Society, and has been involved in many of Burnham Nurseries' Gold-Medal exhibits, including at the Chelsea Flower Show and other RHS shows through the years.
 
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