Published by New Holland

Growing orchids has never been more popular. While some orchids are difficult to grow, most orchids that can be purchased in nurseries, supermarkets and florists are easy to grow providing that the instructions on the label are followed.

Furthermore, orchids are such good value, with many flowering for extended periods. Orchids are rewarding subjects for both the amateur and for the serious grower. Whether you grow them on a kitchen window-sill, bathroom, garden or glasshouse, there are orchids that will suit your purpose. In this book Michael Tibbs provides a simple, straightforward and well-illustrated guide to:

• classification and biological structure
• choosing the right orchid and establishing a collection
• all aspects of cultivation
• recognizing and dealing with pests and diseases
• entering your orchids in competitions
• cool, intermediate and warm climate orchids