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About this book
About this book
Some of the most intriguing orchids are those classified as miniatures plants that range from just an inch or two in height to a maximum of 12 inches. Steven Frowine profiles more than 300 of these gems, including representatives of some of the most popular genera. Entries include 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 success.
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 - over 10,000 plants.A passionate grower of orchids for almost 40 years, Steven's basement is filled with stands of plants under grow lights.Steven has written for several publications including Fine Gardening, American Nurseryman, Nursery Business, and National Gardening, and has written weekly gardening columns for the Pittsburgh Post and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.In addition, Steven has appeared on national television talk shows, including Martha Stewart Living, Good Morning America, Today Show, Victory Garden, and CBS Morning News.A much sought-after speaker, Steven is noted for his thorough knowledge of his subjects, a keen sense of humor, and excellent photography. He has given over 500 lectures and workshops, and has been a judge at most of the major U.S. flower shows.He is a board member of the National Gardening Association and has also served on the boards of the Garden Writers of America and the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta.Though he has a special love for orchids and other tropical plants, Steven is interested in many facets of horticulture.