204 pages, 323 col photos
With their refined beauty and elegant flower form, moth orchids (members of the genus "Phalaenopsis" are the basic black of the orchid world. In fact, moth orchids are the most popular orchids in the world, accounting for a staggering 75 percent of all orchid plant sales. More than merely beautiful, they are also among the easiest orchids to grow, whether in greenhouses, on windowsills, or under artificial lights.
Professional horticulturalist and orchid expert Steven A. Frowine, author of "Miniature Orchids," focuses on the new orchid stars while also providing a detailed look at the classic hybrids and species. Readers will be enticed by the book's lavish color photographs and gratified by the wealth of practical advice on selecting and buying moth orchids. Most importantly, Frowine shares his secrets on how these glorious plants can be grown to perfection, with recommendations about light levels, potting media, watering, and feeding.
Easy-to-follow directions. ... This well-illustrated book features 365 photos and 204 pages of useful moth orchid information. -- Robert Haehle South Florida Sun-Sentinel 20081003 Recommended for all orchid people, beginner and experienced, and all public libraries. -- Jenny Seftas Library Journal 20081001 The writing is lucid and easy to read and understand, and the book brings together an enormous amount of scattered information. It will be a useful addition to any general orchid library. ... A good introduction to these popular plants. -- Harold Koopowitz Orchid Digest 20081101 Full of gorgeous photos of an array of colorful flowers, this book is a how-to with practical advice and step-by-step instructions for gardeners as well as a detailed look at species and hybrids. Deseret News 20081214 If you are a novice orchid lover, this book will arm you with all the knowledge you need to enjoy these magnificent blossoms in your home. If you are a phalaenopsis fanatic, you'll be thrilled to see just how exciting the world of moth orchids has become. -- J. Hale Hobby Greenhouse 20090101 This is a very good horticultural guide which we can recommend highly. -- Tim Wing Yam Plant Science Bulletin 20091001
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