In all, some 300
miniature, dwarf, and compact orchids are profiled and another 200 are
listed by key characteristics. Each profile includes bloom season,
light and temperature requirements, and tips for ensuring success.
Helpful advice on cultivation and on purchasing plants will give
everyone from beginners to experienced orchid and houseplant
enthusiasts the confidence to acquire these gems. Stunning photographs
make identification a snap and provide welcome help for selection.
if your growing space is limited, you can still enjoy the exotic beauty
of the world's largest and most captivating family of flowering plants.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. The author's high-quality photographs
make identification a snap and provide welcome help when you're
selecting plants for your collection.
About the Author Steven A. Frowine is a
professional horticulturalist, a consultant to the green industry, and
an active garden writer and speaker. He has tended orchids at the
National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii and at the 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
propagation tanks and stands of plants under grow lights. He is
president of his own horticultural consulting company, The Great Plant
Company, and vice-president of the Connecticut Orchid Society. Steven
has written for several publications including Fine Gardening, American Nurseryman, Nursery Business, and National Gardening.
Steven is a much sought-after speaker and has given lectures at Arnold
Arboretum of Harvard University, the New York Botanical Garden, and the
Chicago Botanical Garden.