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Proud new owner of a gorgeous orchid? Learn the essentials of buying orchids, orchid care, and how to keep it flowering beautifully year after year with this bite-size beginner's guide.
Did you know that many orchids hate being in direct sunlight? Or that most orchids have a crucial dormant period when their care needs change?
Happy Orchid dispels the myths around how to care for orchids, starting with a simple, step-by-step introduction that demonstrates all the essential growing techniques, including how to plant, what food to give them--orchids are fussy eaters!--and how to water and maintain humidity.
Then discover more than 120 illustrated profiles of the most desirable orchids to grow: graceful Phalaenopsis, delicate Dendrobium, spectacular Cymbidium, and many more varieties. Each orchid profile lets you know exactly what it needs for optimum growth, including the best spot for them, how often they need repotting, and how to prolong flowering and encourage reflowering.
With this book as your guide, you will quickly become an expert on how to grow orchids and be inspired to fill your home with these striking, colorful beauties.
About the Author
Sara Rittershausen runs the top orchid nursery in the UK, Burnham Nurseries in Devon, which was started by her grandfather. Sara has played a role in several orchid books, is a Royal Horticultural Society Orchid judge on the orchid committee, is president of the Devon Orchid Society, and has been involved in many of Burnham Nurseries' Gold-Medal exhibits, including at the Chelsea Flower Show and other RHS shows through the years. At the London Orchid Show in 2018, Burnham Nurseries won a gold medal for its display--the seventh year in a row.