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Orchids for Every Home
The Beginner's Guide to Growing Beautiful, Easy-Care Orchids

By Wilma and Brian Rittershausen

Subject: Gardening / Flowers / Orchids
paperback | 192 pages | 8 5/8 x 11 1/8
US$19.95 | CAN$21.95
Publication Date: 2011-02-01
ISBN: 9781606522059
Starting with the most popular orchids that require the least care and progressing to more high-maintenance flowers, this practical guide is organized to help you find the orchid that is just right for you and the conditions in your home. You'll learn about 104 different orchids, including Phalaenopsis, Miltoniopsis, Aygopetalum, Brassia, Dendrobium, and many more. All plant profiles include:
  • A description of the plant and its flowers
  • When and how often it blooms
  • Where to site it
  • Watering and other care instructions
In addition, a troubleshooting section helps you identify problems—such as sunburn, viruses, mealybugs, and red spider mites—and shows you how to quickly and efficiently deal with them. Both beautiful and practical, Orchids for Every Home shows you just how easy it is to grow these exquisite flowers.

Author:

Brian and Wilma Rittershausen are among the most respected names in the world of orchids. This brother-and-sister team are second-generation orchid growers, running a nursery started by their father in 1950. Wilma is well known for her writings in orchid journals and edited The Orchid Review for 15 years. Brian is equally well known for his lecture tours in the United States and the UK, and was awarded the prestigious Gold Veitch Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society Orchid Committee for personal achievement in the field of orchids. Internationally recognized, the Rittershausens have written and contributed to several books on orchids. They live in Devon, England.