Growing Windowsill Orchids

Philip Seaton

Philip Seaton

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

60 pages | 80 color plates, 30 line drawings | 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 | © 2010
Paper $10.00 ISBN: 9781842464274 Published July 2010 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only

From the elegant, warmth-loving moth orchid to the perennially popular slipper orchid, Growing Windowsill Orchids tells indoor gardeners everything they need to know in order to grow these exquisite flowering plants at home. With more than thirty years of experience growing and writing about the many species of orchids, Philip Seaton shares his recommendations for choosing the best plant, looking after plants that have finished flowering, and encouraging plants to flower year after year. Step-by-step instructions demystify not only the watering and feeding process, but also repotting, composting, and keeping orchids free from pests and disease.

 

For those who wish to know more about the science behind orchids, this sumptuous book covers the basics of orchid biology and conservation. Written in non-technical language and copiously illustrated with line drawings and full-color photographs, Growing Windowsill Orchids is the perfect primer on everything the orchid novice needs to know to cultivate these perennial favorites in the home.

Marilyn K. Alaimo | Chicago Botanic Garden

“One of the largest plant families on the planet, orchids come in an extensive variety of floral types. This fact and the unfounded belief that they are difficult to grow have created an aura of rarity about their cultivation. . . . Seaton disputes this belief in this attractively illustrated guide to growing orchids indoors.”

Contents

Introduction
Buying your orchid
Caring for your orchid

Phalaenopsis—moth orchids
Cymbidium
Cambria orchids
Dendrobium phalaenopsis
Paphiopedilum—slipper orchids
Pleione
Challenging orchids


Pests and diseases
The science of orchids

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