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SHEEHAN, THOMAS J., BLACK, ROBERT J. - Orchids to Know and Grow - 9780813030654 - V9780813030654
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Orchids to Know and Grow

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Description for Orchids to Know and Grow Paperback. Orchids have been collected and grown for commercial purposes for more than 150 years, but many still regard selecting and caring for orchids beyond their abilities. This book contains chapters on identifying, classifying, and cultivating orchids. It also includes descriptions and illustrations of more than 150 of the commonly grown orchid genera. Num Pages: 288 pages, 64 colour photos, 296 b&w illustrations, glossary, index. BIC Classification: WMP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 227 x 156 x 20. Weight in Grams: 512.
Orchids 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 ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2007
Publisher
University Press of Florida
Condition
New
Number of Pages
288
Place of Publication
Florida, United States
ISBN
9780813030654
SKU
V9780813030654
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Ref
99-1

About SHEEHAN, THOMAS J., BLACK, ROBERT J.
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 ... Read more

Reviews for Orchids to Know and Grow
Orchids are easy to grow, but one doesn't grow orchids like a rose, a cactus, or an African violet; one grows an orchid like an orchid! This book debunks some of the hard-to-grow myths, gives cultural information, and does so in easy-to-understand language. - Robert J. Ferry, research associate, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and editor, McAllen International Orchid Society Journal ... Read more

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