Orchids to Know and Grow
Orchids to Know and Grow by Thomas J. Sheehan
Book DescriptionOrchids have been collected and grown for commercial purposes for more than 150 years, but while these spectacular plants are ever more available to casual gardeners and hobbyists, many still regard selecting and caring for orchids beyond their abilities. This book has easy-to-read, clearly defined chapters on identifying, classifying, and cultivating orchids. Also included are descriptions and illustrations of more than 150 of the more commonly grown orchid genera. The descriptions in tabular, readable outlines make it easy to select plants by appearance as well as a variety of criteria, including genus, particular light or temperature requirements, native habitat, and flowering time. Sheehan and Black also provide valuable tips on selecting good specimens to buy and on caring for them under a variety of conditions found in either home or green-house. For enthusiasts, they provide advice on preparing plants for exhibition as well as chapters on uses of orchids, orchid items as collectables, diseases, insects, physiological problems, and special growing arrangements such as greenhouses and shade structures. Especially valuable is the best and most complete illustrated glossary of orchid terminology on the market.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813030654
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University Press of Florida
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Thomas J. Sheehan
Thomas J. Sheehan is professor emeritus of environmental horticulture at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and serves as the American Orchid Society representative on the Royal Horticultural Society's Advisory Panel. Robert J. Black is professor emeritus of environmental horticulture at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and coauthor of a number of horticultural guides.
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