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Orchids For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05420-8
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288 pages
September 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Welcoming Orchids into Your Life.

Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on Orchids.

Chapter 2: Choosing the Right Orchid for You.

Chapter 3: Having the Right Tools on Hand.

Chapter 4: How I Love Thy Orchid: Enjoying the Orchid’s Beauty.

Part II: The Basics of Orchid Parenthood.

Chapter 5: Providing the Right Growing Environment.

Chapter 6: Watering and Fertilizing Orchids.

Chapter 7: The ABCs of Potting Materials, Containers, and Repotting.

Chapter 8: Two, Four, Six, Eight, Let Your Orchids Propagate: Multiplying Your Orchids.

Chapter 9: Keeping Your Orchids Pest- and Disease-Free.

Part III: The Best Orchids for Rookies.

Chapter 10: Moth Orchids and Their Relatives: The Best Choice for Beginners.

Chapter 11: The Quintessential Orchids: Cattleyas and Their Relatives.

Chapter 12: Slipper Orchids.

Chapter 13: Dancing Ladies: Oncidiums and Their Relatives.

Chapter 14: Significant Others.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: The Ten (or So) Easiest Orchids to Grow.

Chapter 16: The Ten Most Common Ways Orchids Are Killed.

Chapter 17: The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions about Orchids.

Chapter 18: The Ten Most Common Reasons Why Orchids Don’t Bloom.

Appendix: Resources.

Index.

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