Growing Windowsill Orchids

Second Edition

Philip Seaton

Growing Windowsill Orchids

Philip Seaton

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

64 pages | 80 color plates, 30 line drawings | 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 | © 2016
Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9781842466094 Published April 2016 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
Many a budding gardener has been tempted by the elegant orchids peeking out of the floral sections of grocery stores or lined up at a nursery. But too often, new orchid owners are faced with a “now what?” moment once the plant is set up at home. Orchids have a reputation for being challenging to cultivate, but in reality, their care isn’t difficult—it’s just different.

Growing Windowsill Orchids is an easy-to-follow, nontechnical guide to caring for these popular plants. This new edition is expanded to include updated information on how to choose the best plant, how to look after your orchid when it has finished flowering, and how to get it to flower again year after year.

Philip Seaton draws on more than thirty years of experience to help you bring out the best in your orchids. He looks specifically at indoor cultivation with advice on the best place to grow your plants in the home, how frequently to water and feed your plants, and how to keep them free from both disease and overly curious pets. And for readers who wish to learn more about their orchids, Seaton delves into the basics of orchid biology, conservation, and how plants get from the nursery to your home or office.

With step-by-step instructions and more than one hundred photographs and drawings, Growing Windowsill Orchids is the perfect primer on everything the orchid novice needs to cultivate these perennial favorites.
Buying your orchid
Caring for your orchid
Phalaenopsis—moth orchids
Cambria orchids
Dendrobium phalaenopsis
Paphiopedilum—slipper orchids
Challenging orchids
Pest s and diseases

The science of Orchids
What is an orchids?
Review Quotes
Marilyn K. Alaimo | Chicago Botanic Garden, praise for the first edition
“One of the largest plant families on the planet, orchids come in an extensive variety of floral types. This fact and the unfounded belief that they are difficult to grow have created an aura of rarity about their cultivation. . . . Seaton disputes this belief in this attractively illustrated guide to growing orchids indoors.”
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