- ISBN 9780806979359 / 0806979356
- Title Orchid Growing for Wimps: Techniques for the "Wish I Could Do That" Gardener
- Author Ellen Zachos and Sasha Fenton
- Category Gardening: Flowers
- Format Paperback
- Year 2002
- Pages 128
- Publisher Sterling
- Imprint Sterling
- Language English
- Dimensions 216mm x 9mm x 279mm
If you think you can't grow orchids, that's simply not true! Everyone can, and this guide makes it easy. Take your pick from 16 different types—all of them commercially available and easy to raise at home. With information on light, temperature, and water requirements, as well as facts about bloom habits and fragrance, your plants are sure to be exquisite! Bonus: frequently asked questions and easy-to-follow answers.
"A superb primer on orchid culture. It uses a fully illustrated step-by-step approach and doesn't skimp on relating complete details. There's a chapter showing easy-to-grow orchids in all their glory, and there's also a chapter warning about 'difficult' orchids to avoid. This tome takes you on a visit to] 16 terrific varieties you can easily handle....It's a fun and rewarding winter exercise."—“Denver Post.”
Ellen Zachos is a Harvard graduate, a horticulturist certified at the New York Botanical Garden, a garden writer, and photographer. She owns Acme Plant Stuff which designs, installs, and maintains commercial and residential interior and exterior gardens in New York City. She lectures at the New York Botanical Garden, the Horticultural Society of New York, and at garden events across America.