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The Amazing World of Orchids

Art / Photobook

By: Brian Rittershausen and Wilma Rittershausen

224 pages, Over 170 col photos

Quadrille Publishing

Paperback | Feb 2011 | #188594 | ISBN-13: 9781844009398
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NHBS Price: £14.99 $18/€17 approx

About this book

Mysterious and alluring, infinitely beautiful and breathtakingly varied, orchids have never been more popular or more widely available, with beautiful specimens available at every supermarket, florist and garden centre. Unlike a bunch of cut flowers, orchids will prove outstanding value for money as they are long lasting, and despite their exotic allure, surprisingly simple to grow and very easy to care for, winning them an ever-increasing army of devoted specialist and amateur growers.

This beautiful guide reveals the limitless fascination of orchids, reflecting the romance of their history, illuminating the triumphs of hybridization and providing the key to growing these exciting plants at home. Every one of the over 150 different orchids featured has been specially photographed to best capture their wondrous individuality. Divided according to their easiness to grow, each striking photograph is accompanied by detailed text on the plant's characteristics and individual needs. Finally, a section on cultivation provides all the practical, step-by-step advice needed to ensure rewarding results for both the interested beginner and the orchid enthusiast alike.

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Wilma and Brian Rittershausen are both highly respected authorities within the world of orchids. They are the second generation of orchid growers to run the awardwinning Burnham Nurseries in Devon, started by their father in 1950 and winner of 20 gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Brian is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society Orchid Committee, while Wilma is well known for her writings in various orchid journals, including The Orchid Review, of which she was the editor for 15 years. She has also been a member of the Royal Horticultural Society Orchid Committee. Together and separately they have written and contributed to several books on orchids. In 2010 they were awarded the prestigious RHS Westonbirt Medal for outstanding literary services to orchids. Authors' Location: Devon

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