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    Brian Rittershausen(Author) Sara Rittershausen(Author)

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Elegant and exotic, the allure of orchids is undeniable and this practical guide will ensure that even the most nervous newcomer can grow them with confidence. With expert advice, clear instuctions and step-by-step photographs father and daughter team Brian and Sara Rittershausen explain all the techniques you will need to ensure that your orchids flourish every time. There are hints and tips on watering, feeding and the optimum lighting and temperature conditions in which to grow your plants in addition to advice on propagation, hybridization and caring for orchids in pots. Also included is an extensive directory of all the specialized and popular orchid groups.

Found in nearly every climatic condition in the world and consisting of some 25,000 to 30,000 species, orchids are one of the largest groups of flowering plants.

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  • By Jeanius on 15 July 2017

    A very educative book if you intend or have purchased an orchid to help you look after it by giving it the right conditions to keep it happy and what would be more suitable for where you intend to keep your orchid.Also The Author and his daughter who own Burnham Nurseries --check out their website I recommend, Sarah is always most accommodating to help you & give advise.Plus their orchids are excellent, they are packed for dispatch with loving care. This book is great as you will find it so useful to return to whenever you need to re-asure & educate yourself as orchids are incredible species & hundreds different types & growing conditions. etc. They should not be thought of disposable when they have finished flowering. That is such a shame as they can give pleasure for many years with care

  • By Mrs. Angela READ on 25 May 2017

    Lovely book, full of pretty pictures, and in good condition but, sadly, none of the information I needed. No response -yet- from the seller.

  • By Guest on 3 October 2010

    This Book written by the well know orchids team of Brian and Sara Ritterhausen is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of caring,propagating and all other aspects. It was second-hand but inexcellent condition and for the 'princely' sum of £1 from the 'World of Books' was a worthy addition to my Orchid libray of Books. Brian Robinson

  • By Mrs. V. Henry on 24 August 2009

    This book is great. Lovely size, beautiful photographs and clear easy to understand information. It tells you about every type of Orchid that you can purchase and grow. The authors encourage the reader to have the confidence to try and grow these wonderful plants and they make you believe you can do it with ease.I wanted to know how to repot my dying Orchid, the book told everything I needed to know. What size pot I'd need, the compost, feed and where to position it. A super little book one I'd recommend to anyone, expert or novice!

  • By Mr. D. Cullingworth on 20 December 2009

    I think I would have thrown away my orchid in disgust if I hadn't bought this book!

  • By pinky on 28 August 2012

    I was hoping that this book would answer my questions about repotting my 3 Phalaenopsis given the 5-star reviews, but it only has info regarding repotting a Cymbidium, which is a completely different kind with different root structure. In fact, there are only 3 mentions of Phalaenopsis throughout the entire book, and also a limited 4-page chapter with 1 column describing 'Care and Cultivation.'I'd very happily return this book to get a refund, but it may cost more in postage than it's worth.Totally useless to me as I'm really not interested in identifying those orchids I don't own.


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