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A little knowledge greatly simplifies the growing of great Orchids. Here are a few highly recommended references.


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Beginners Guide To Growing Phalaenopsis Orchids
Price: $5.99
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Item #: BGTGPHAL -

    Beginners Guide is written to provide all the guidance needed during the first year by phal growers, be they novices or power growers of other orchid genera. The book fills the gap between nursery handouts and the more complete manual, Culture of the Phalaenopsis Orchid.Soft-covered, black and white photographs52 pages, 8 x 11 inchesPresumes reader has no greenhouse.

    Culture Of The Phalaenopsis Orchid
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    Item #: COTPHAL -

      Culture is the standard text for growing Phalaenopsis and is written for all levels of experience among hobbyist growers worldwide. This edition has been updated, expanded, and revised from the original widely-acclaimed edition of 1985. Has 50% more information than the original. It is the only source of Phalaenopsis culture information most growers will ever need.Soft-covered, spiral-bound, black and white photographs192 pages, 8 x 11 inches ...

      Gardening Indoors with H.I.D. Lights
      Price: $14.95
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      Item #: BK-HID -

        This how-to book unlocks the door to the world of gardening indoors under fluorescent and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps. This book consists of six chapters in over 160 pages covering light and it's relationship to plants, including, photosynthesis, phototropism and light intensity. This book explains in detail the differences between sunlight and artificial light. Advantages of mercury vapor, metal halide and high pressure sodium lamps are detailed. A light bulb chart is included and...

        Growing Orchids Handbook
        Price: $8.95
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        Item #: BK-GOH -

          Another publication put out by the American Orchid Society. It includes tons of culture and lots of sound information.

          Growing Orchids Under Lights
          Price: $12.00
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          Item #: BK-GOL -

            Yet another publication put out by the American Orchid Society. This one offers a wealth of info on growing orchids beneath artificial lights.

            Orchid Culture & Hydroponics
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            Item #: BK-OCH -

              Compiled by Foothill Hydroponics, this book contains 4 chapters and a total of 100 pages of information. Chapter 1 (73 pages) deals with species and requirements for each. Chapter 2 (6 pages) is hydroponics growth media and the pros and cons of each type. Chapter 3 (8 pages) focuses on plant nutrition and hydroponics solutions. Chapter 4 (13 pages) offers information on irrigation and hydroponics systems.  6 pages at the end have a section for taking notes.This is a great reference for...

              Orchid Pests & Diseases - an AOS Guide
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              Item #: BK-PD -

                Yet another publication brought to us by the American Orchid Society. "Orchid Pests & Diseases - an AOS Guide" contains much information on how to diagnose and treat most orchid ailments.Get an up close and personal education on the diseases and pests that afflict orchids- and sound advice on ridding them from your collection.

                Orchid Photography
                Price: $12.00
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                Item #: BK-OP -

                  “Orchid Photography” is an American Orchid Society publication written by Charles Marden Fitch. Everything you need to know about photographing orchids is explained in 12 chapters. The book covers all aspects of orchid photography such as equipment to use, how to achieve the best lighting and close-up photography. The information is clearly provided so that anyone with an interest in photographing orchids will benefit. A detailed index lets you quickly find the information you are looking for...

                  Orchids for Dummies
                  Price: $16.95
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                  Item #: BK-OFD -

                    "Orchids for Dummies" is packed with photos, including 8 pages in full color. Aren't they hard to grow at home? No! So says orchid grower and author: Steve Frowine. In this handy guide, he shows you step by step how to select the right orchids, keep them healthy, encourage blooms, and even propagate your own plants.

                    Orthos All About Orchids
                    Price: $11.95
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                    Item #: OAAO -

                      Helps beginning orchid growers develop the skills necessary to progress to more difficult ones. Plenty of information to inspire more advanced orchid growers. Provides a basic understanding of optimum environment for growing orchids. Helpful hints for creating that ideal environment. Explains potting, staking, and dividing orchids. Teaches about orchid growth patterns, and shows how to handle plants based on those patterns.

                      Paphiopedilum Species - The Essential Guide
                      Price: $9.95
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                      Item #: paph -

                        In this book you will find the species in alphabetical order with a picture as a guide to identification, sufficient text to give a guide to cultivation requirements and a minimum of bibliography. This is a great handbook for anyone who wants a photographic guide of the many slipper orchid species. 86 full color pages.

                        Phalaenopsis: The Genus in Pictures
                        Price: $17.95
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                        Item #: PHAL -

                          From the International Phalaenopsis Alliance, this wonderful publication is the most current treatment of the genus. This book covers 72 species in 114 photos on 98 full color pages. Each species is shown with excellent images, a brief description of its natural habitat, culture requirements, flowering habit and distribution in the wild. A distribution map of South East Asia shows where each originates in the wild.This book is a must-have for anyone who desires to grow the many unique and...

                          Taylors Guide to Growing Orchids
                          Price: $24.00
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                          Item #: BK-TGO -

                            "Taylors Guide to Growing Orchids" covers more than 300 Orchids; all photographed and described. This is a good book for both beginning to expert gardeners.

                            Wild Orchids of the Northeastern United States
                            Price: $19.95
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                            Item #: WildNe -

                              Wild orchids evoke a particular and sometimes addictive fascination among naturalists, botanists, and wildflower enthusiasts. This definitive guide facilitates their discovery and enjoyment.236 pages with checklist by state, glossary and index.Covers all orchids growing wild in New England, New York, and adjacent areas of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.Includes illustrated keys to the genera and species and a checklist of northeastern orchids.Describes in alphabetical order 71 orchid species and...

                              Your First Orchid
                              Price: $7.95
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                              Item #: BK-YFO -

                                "Your First Orchid" is another terrific publication put out by the American Orchid Society. It offers tons of culture and lots of general orchid related info.