Orchids For Dummies book cover

Orchids For Dummies

Authors:
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Steven A. Frowine
Published: March 29, 2022

Overview

Become a plant parent to some of the most stunning flowering plants you’ve ever seen 

Orchids display more beautiful and exotic flowers than you’ll find on other flowering plants, but they do require some love and care to grow well. With help from Orchids For Dummies, anyone can be successful in growing and flowering these gorgeous and fragrant plants in their garden or home! 

This step-by-step guide shows you how to select orchids that will thrive in your own unique environment and how to water, fertilize, repot, and propagate them on your own. You’ll learn to decipher complicated orchid names (“phalaenopsis,” anyone?) and create spectacular displays. You’ll also discover: 

  • New information about updated plant and orchid classification systems so you can know what to buy at your local garden center or store 
  • Expanded info on moth orchids, one of the most popular varieties of the plant sold in the world today 
  • Updated instructions on which pesticides, fertilizers, and potting materials you should be using 

Perfect for amateur gardeners, orchid-lovers, and anyone interested in growing these exquisite flowers on their own, Orchids For Dummies will turn your thumb green in no time at all! 

Become a plant parent to some of the most stunning flowering plants you’ve ever seen 

Orchids display more beautiful and exotic flowers than you’ll find on other flowering plants, but they do require some love and care to grow well. With help from Orchids For Dummies, anyone can be successful in growing and flowering these gorgeous and fragrant plants in their garden or home! 

This step-by-step guide shows you how to select orchids that will thrive in your own unique environment and how to water, fertilize, repot, and propagate them on your own. You’ll learn to decipher complicated orchid

names (“phalaenopsis,” anyone?) and create spectacular displays. You’ll also discover: 

  • New information about updated plant and orchid classification systems so you can know what to buy at your local garden center or store 
  • Expanded info on moth orchids, one of the most popular varieties of the plant sold in the world today 
  • Updated instructions on which pesticides, fertilizers, and potting materials you should be using 

Perfect for amateur gardeners, orchid-lovers, and anyone interested in growing these exquisite flowers on their own, Orchids For Dummies will turn your thumb green in no time at all! 

Orchids for Dummies Cheat Sheet

Growing orchids at home isn’t as difficult as you might think. This handy Cheat Sheet will help you get started. Take a look at the list of fragrant orchids to decide which sweet scents you want around your house. You'll also find some helpful tips about knowing when and how to fertilize and water your orchids.