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jueves, 11 de diciembre de 2014

Miniature Orchids (Orchids books)

  • Autor: Steven A. Frowine
  • Tapa dura: 264 páginas
  • Editor: Timber Pr Inc (1 de octubre de 2007)
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • ISBN-10: 0881928364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881928365
  • Precio: 63,57 € en Amazon
In the enormous orchid family, the beauties classified as miniatures are among the most intriguing. These orchids, which range from under an inch or two in height to a maximum of 12 inches, can pack just as much flower power as their larger relatives, yet their compact size allows them to fit easily on a windowsill or under fluorescent lights. Steven Frowine profiles some 300 and lists another 200 by key characteristics, with information on the plant's geographic or hybrid origin; details about the flowers, bloom season, mature size and habit; ease of culture; light and temperature requirements; recommended potting medium; history; and tips for ensuring success. Superb photographs make identification a snap.

Whether you're starting your first orchid collection or you're already well-versed in Orchidaceae, Miniature Orchids by Steven A. Frowine doesn't disappoint. Hobby Farms Magazine 20071101 Aimed at those ready to fill their windowsills and shelves with color and delight ... this appealing book is best for beginners. -- Edward J. Valauskas Library Journal 20071215 An unparalleled resource on these plant gems. -- Clear Englebert West Hawaii Today 20071202 Frowine richly outlines in detail his 'Profiles of Miniature Orchids,' which contains over 300 species of the 'exquisite, sometimes other-worldly, bizarre flowers.' -- Callie Aldridge Flower Magazine 20070101 As useful as it is attractive. Frowine tells us everything we wanted to know about raising miniatures. -- Irene Virag Newsday 20071216 Typical of the high-quality volumes that Timber Press puts out. The layout is handsome and easily read, and top notch photographs illustrate about 300 different orchids. -- Virginia Hayes Santa Barbara Independent 20080214 Frowine does an excellent job covering the cultivation of these fascinating plants. Along with the basics, he includes advice garnered from years of growing experience. ... A great book for anyone interested in growing orchids. -- Nancy Szerlag Detroit News 20080205 Another outstanding gardening book from Timber Press. -- Shannon Hendrickson SciTech Book News 20080301 This new outstanding reference has everything you need to know to select and grow miniature orchids. ... The author demonstrates an easy-to-understand writing quality and a logical sequence of common-sense growing tips and plant descriptions. -- Richard Poffenbaugh Mansfield News Journal 20080219 Gardeners who have been smitten with a lingering case of orchid fever will only be further encouraged by Steven A. Frowine's guide. -- John Bagnasco Garden Compass 20080701

Steven A. Frowine is a professional horticulturist, a consultant to the green industry, an avid gardener, and an active garden writer and speaker. He has tended orchids at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii and at Missouri Botanical Garden, where he managed one of the largest orchid collections in the United States. Steven has written for Fine Gardening and National Gardening, as well as weekly gardening columns for the Pittsburgh Post and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He has appeared on national television talk shows including Martha Stewart Living, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Victory Garden, and CBS Morning News. He is a board member of the National Gardening Association and has served on the boards of the Garden Writers of America and the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta. A much sought-after speaker, Steven is noted for his thorough knowledge, keen sense of humor, and excellent photography.

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