Orchids have come a very long way in recent years. No longer are they just kept under glass in greenhouses for this beautiful flower has become a favourite house plant, rivalling even the African violet in popularity. Orchids are now to be seen gracing homes in the city or the country, in cool climates and warm regions. The ease of growing orchids has created a multi-million pound industry as the demand for these exotic blooms often exceeds the supply and it is no exaggeration to affirm that the world of orchids has truly blossomed in recent years. In this attractive new title, written by an expert grower and collector, superb colour photographs, fine antique prints and detailed botanical drawings will serve to delight and inspire the reader. These illustrations, allied to a straightforward, highly readable text with step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams, explain in an uncomplicated manner how even the complete beginner can set about successfully growing and cultivating these exotic blooms. The author is at pains to correct the mistaken idea that orchids are difficult to cultivate and are, consequently, best left to the professional grower.
In this attractive and practical guide to the exciting world of orchids, Jack Kramer places his considerable knowledge and expertise at the disposal of his readers enabling them to derive immense pleasure and satisfaction from an activity where the end result is invariably one of great beauty.
Publisher: ACC Art Books