Orchid books do several things for you. First, they educate you about what orchids are and how to identify them. This is critical, because if you are not sure what type of orchid you have, how will you know how to care for it properly? After all, no two orchid species are unique in their care and maintenance.
In addition, these books about orchids provide a wide range of great tips and tools to help you with your orchid growing success. (And you’ll love the amazing pictures of these beautiful plants, too.)
With that in mind, the following are three of the most valuable orchid books available today. They are not the most expensive or the most scientific, but rather the most useful to every day orchid growers, including beginners.
This orchid book, written by Judy White, is an outstanding tool that will outline many of the most popular and the most important orchids available. Most people enjoy orchids because of their delicate flowers. That’s why you’ll want to select those varieties that bloom the most frequently or the most lusciously.
This book provides a guide to the easiest and most carefree orchid growing out there.
Written by William Cullina, this orchid book has some of the most stunning pictures of orchids you’ll find. What is nice about this particular resource is that it comes from someone who is in the trenches, trying to grow orchids like many others.
The experience and information offered by Cullina is worth investing in this book. “Understanding Orchids” will provide detailed facts about more than 100 varieties of orchids, while at the same time offering basics for the beginner. You’ll learn how to grow them successfully, with clear instructions, and will see more than 3200 photos in breathtaking beauty.
#3: “Orchids for Dummies“
For those who are looking for a straightforward, simple guide to growing orchids, I highly recommend you invest in the Orchids for Dummies book written by Steven Frowine. This orchid book is ideal for the beginning orchid grower.
As with all of the “Dummies” books, the details are outstanding while the information is presented in an easy-to-understand manner.
For example, one of the interesting facts presented within the book is that there were 12.7 million orchids sold in the United States in the last year (according to the United States Department of Agriculture.)
With this book and its black and white and color photos, you can be sure that those orchids you bring home are going to survive and thrive.
Orchid books like the “Top 3” above tell the story of these beautiful and exotic plants. In many ways, it is easy to grow orchids once you have the information and resources to do so, which these orchid books provide in depth.
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