Designed to lure the beginner into the Starting Out With Orchids introduces the new grower to practical growing information.
Some 256 species, including 27 easy-to-grow species, are fully described in simple straightforward language. The growing requirements of each orchid is given and accompanied by a colour photograph.
This book introduces the new grower to practical growing information and a range of native and exotic tree-dwelling and ground-hugging species grouped according to their climatic needs. Within each group the orchids are arranged alphabetically to provide an easy reference for the enthusiast. A glossary is also included to explain unfamiliar terms.
About the Author
David Jones is a dedicated plantsman and has named many species of Australian native orchids. He is the author of Exotic Orchids in Australia and Native Orchids of Australia, and has authored or co-authored more than 28 other books on various plant groups including climbing plants, ferns, palms and cycads. He is now retired on the south coast of New South Wales with his wife Barbara where they are establishing an experimental garden. He collects bulbs, cacti and succulents, enjoys gardening, fishing and writing, and is still actively studying native orchids and other plants.