Orchids: Care and Cultivation by Gerald Leroy-Terquem
Orchids have a special fascination for those who grow them, and this illustrated book is for the enthusiast. Encyclopedic in its coverage, practical in approach, and full of detail, the book describes the history, physiology and special requirements of 150 species, answering all the questions ever likely to be raised. Subjects covered include growing orchids in the home and in the greenhouse, watering, feeding, potting, composts, propagation, pests, diseases and disorders. This is an introduction to growing orchids, for the gardener about to begin, and a reference for those who already have an orchid collection to build upon and improve.