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Florida Orchid Growing

Author : Martin R. Motes
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 195 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2008-01-01
Category : Orchid culture
ISBN : 0967434335

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100 Orchids for Florida

Author : Jack Kramer
Publisher : Pineapple Press Inc
Page : 64 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Orchid culture
ISBN : 9781561643677

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100 Orchids for Florida by Jack Kramer Pdf

Information on orchids chosen for their beauty, ease of cultivation, and suitability to Florida's climate.

Florida Vanda Growing

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 225 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2024-07-18
Category : Orchid culture
ISBN : 0967434351

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Florida Vanda Growing by Anonim Pdf

A month-by-month guide to the growing, care and feeding of vanda in the Florida climate.

Florida Month-by-Month Gardening

Author : Tom MacCubbin
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 243 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2014-11-17
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781591866152

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Florida Month-by-Month Gardening by Tom MacCubbin Pdf

Florida Month-by-Month Gardening, the perfect companion to Florida Getting Started Garden Guide, presents a foolproof monthly breakdown of exactly what to plant in Florida's climate, exactly when to plant it, and exactly how to take care of it.


Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 424 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Orchid culture
ISBN : UCLA:L0099055923

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An Introduction to Orchids

Author : Julie Rosenberg
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2005-04-01
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0967983118

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A beginner's guide to growing orchids in the subtropics, written by experts. Completely revised third edition, lavishly illustrated with color photographs by award-winning orchid photographers Greg Allikas, Larry Johnson and more. Individual chapters authored by orchid experts Bill Peters, Robert Randall, Robert Fuchs, Milton Carpenter, Lynn Bretsnyder, Ruben Sauleda, Andy Easton and more.

100 Orchids for Florida

Author : Jack Kramer
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 154 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2012-03-01
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781561647378

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100 Orchids for Florida by Jack Kramer Pdf

Here are 100 beautiful orchids that you can grow in Florida. These orchids were chosen for their beauty, ease of cultivation, and suitability to Florida's climate. Whether you are an old hand at growing orchids or are a beginner anxious to try it, you will find help here choosing the plants that will work for you, as well as help on how best to make them prosper. First you will learn about the structure of orchids; how they are named; and how to pot, water, feed, ventilate, and protect them from weather and insects. You will find you can grow them inside and outside in Florida, and some even in the ground as part of the landscape. Then you will be introduced to 100 fabulous orchids that are well-suited to Florida. You'll find answers to commonly asked questions, lists of suppliers, and a handy reference chart to plant size, flower color, bloom size, bloom time, and exposure.

The Classic Cattleyas

Author : A. A. Chadwick,Arthur E. Chadwick
Publisher : University Press of Florida
Page : 423 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2021-12-03
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9780578786643

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The Classic Cattleyas by A. A. Chadwick,Arthur E. Chadwick Pdf

In 1818, William Cattley succeeded in flowering one of the first species of the genus that would bear his name. These first cattleyas are the classic cattleyas, whose form defined the essence of tropical orchids for generations to come. Indeed, the color of their flowers became known as "orchid." In this helpful and informative book, each classic Cattleya species is described in fascinating detail, and its role in breeding programs is elucidated. All that is required to appreciate and grow the large-flowered cattleyas successfully is included. Cultivation, humidity and watering, fertilizing, propagation, and diagnosing and treating problems are detailed, making this volume valuable for both veteran orchid enthusiasts and those who simply love these beautiful flowers.

How to Grow Orchids in Florida

Author : Mary Noble
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 98 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 1951
Category : Orchid culture
ISBN : CORNELL:31924019133283

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The Orchid Thief

Author : Susan Orlean
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2011-07-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780307795298

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The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean Pdf

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida’s swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean—and the reader—will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion. In this new edition, coming fifteen years after its initial publication and twenty years after she first met the “orchid thief,” Orlean revisits this unforgettable world, and the route by which it was brought to the screen in the film Adaptation, in a new retrospective essay. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Praise for The Orchid Thief “Stylishly written, whimsical yet sophisticated, quirkily detailed and full of empathy . . . The Orchid Thief shows [Orlean’s] gifts in full bloom.”—The New York Times Book Review “Fascinating . . . an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing.”—Los Angeles Times “Orlean’s snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose . . . is fast becoming one of our national treasures.”—The Washington Post Book World “Orlean’s gifts [are] her ear for the self-skewing dialogue, her eye for the incongruous, convincing detail, and her Didion-like deftness in description.”—Boston Sunday Globe “A swashbuckling piece of reporting that celebrates some virtues that made America great.”—The Wall Street Journal

In Defense of Plants

Author : Matt Candeias
Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
Page : 297 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2021-03-16
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781642504545

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The Study of Plants in a Whole New Light “Matt Candeias succeeds in evoking the wonder of plants with wit and wisdom.” ―James T. Costa, PhD, executive director, Highlands Biological Station and author of Darwin's Backyard #1 New Release in Nature & Ecology, Plants, Botany, Horticulture, Trees, Biological Sciences, and Nature Writing & Essays In his debut book, internationally-recognized blogger and podcaster Matt Candeias celebrates the nature of plants and the extraordinary world of plant organisms. A botanist’s defense. Since his early days of plant restoration, this amateur plant scientist has been enchanted with flora and the greater environmental ecology of the planet. Now, he looks at the study of plants through the lens of his ever-growing houseplant collection. Using gardening, houseplants, and examples of plants around you, In Defense of Plants changes your relationship with the world from the comfort of your windowsill. The ruthless, horny, and wonderful nature of plants. Understand how plants evolve and live on Earth with a never-before-seen look into their daily drama. Inside, Candeias explores the incredible ways plants live, fight, have sex, and conquer new territory. Whether a blossoming botanist or a professional plant scientist, In Defense of Plants is for anyone who sees plants as more than just static backdrops to more charismatic life forms. In this easily accessible introduction to the incredible world of plants, you’ll find: • Fantastic botanical histories and plant symbolism • Passionate stories of flora diversity and scientific names of plant organisms • Personal tales of plantsman discovery through the study of plants If you enjoyed books like The Botany of Desire, What a Plant Knows, or The Soul of an Octopus, then you’ll love In Defense of Plants.

Garden Myths

Author : Robert Pavlis
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 206 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2017-01-26
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1542465222

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Garden Myths examines over 120 horticultural urban legends. Turning wisdom on its head, Robert Pavlis dives deep into traditional garden advice and debunks the myths and misconceptions that abound. He asks critical questions and uses science-based information to understand plants and their environment. Armed with the truth, Robert then turns this knowledge into easy-to-follow advice. - Is fall the best time to clean the garden? - Do bloom boosters work?- Will citronella plants reduce mosquitoes in the garden?- Do pine needles acidify soil?- Should tomatoes be suckered?- Should trees be staked at planting time? - Can burlap keep your trees warm in winter?- Will a pebble tray increase humidity for houseplants? "Garden Myths is a must-read for anyone who wants to use environmentally sound practices. This fascinating and informative book will help you understand plants better, reduce unnecessary work, convince you to buy fewer products and help you enjoy gardening more."

The Book of Orchids

Author : Mark W. Chase,Maarten J. M. Christenhusz
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 657 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2017-03-13
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9780226224527

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One of every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid. Some are stunningly over the top; others almost inconspicuous. The Orchidaceae is the second most widely geographically distributed family, after the grasses, yet remains one of the least understood. This book will profile 600 species, representing the remarkable and unexpected diversity and complexity in the taxonomy and phylogeny of these beguiling plants, and the extraordinary means they have evolved in order to ensure the attraction of pollinators. Each species entry includes life-size photographs to capture botanical detail, as well as information on distribution, peak flowering period, and unique attributes--both natural and cultural. The result is a work which will attract and allure, much as the orchids themselves do.


Author : Barry Estabrook
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Page : 245 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2012-04-24
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 9781449408411

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Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook Pdf

2012 IACP Award Winner in the Food Matters category Supermarket produce sections bulging with a year-round supply of perfectly round, bright red-orange tomatoes have become all but a national birthright. But in Tomatoland, which is based on his James Beard Award-winning article, "The Price of Tomatoes," investigative food journalist Barry Estabrook reveals the huge human and environmental cost of the $5 billion fresh tomato industry. Fields are sprayed with more than one hundred different herbicides and pesticides. Tomatoes are picked hard and green and artificially gassed until their skins acquire a marketable hue. Modern plant breeding has tripled yields, but has also produced fruits with dramatically reduced amounts of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C, and tomatoes that have fourteen times more sodium than the tomatoes our parents enjoyed. The relentless drive for low costs has fostered a thriving modern-day slave trade in the United States. How have we come to this point? Estabrook traces the supermarket tomato from its birthplace in the deserts of Peru to the impoverished town of Immokalee, Florida, a.k.a. the tomato capital of the United States. He visits the laboratories of seedsmen trying to develop varieties that can withstand the rigors of agribusiness and still taste like a garden tomato, and then moves on to commercial growers who operate on tens of thousands of acres, and eventually to a hillside field in Pennsylvania, where he meets an obsessed farmer who produces delectable tomatoes for the nation's top restaurants. Throughout Tomatoland, Estabrook presents a who's who cast of characters in the tomato industry: the avuncular octogenarian whose conglomerate grows one out of every eight tomatoes eaten in the United States; the ex-Marine who heads the group that dictates the size, color, and shape of every tomato shipped out of Florida; the U.S. attorney who has doggedly prosecuted human traffickers for the past decade; and the Guatemalan peasant who came north to earn money for his parents' medical bills and found himself enslaved for two years. Tomatoland reads like a suspenseful whodunit as well as an expose of today's agribusiness systems and the price we pay as a society when we take taste and thought out of our food purchases.

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Orchids

Author : Philip Seaton,Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Publisher : White Lion Publishing
Page : 147 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2020-01-21
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9780711242807

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The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Orchids by Philip Seaton,Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Pdf

A combination of botanical beauty and practical advice in Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing Orchids will inspire beginners and experienced growers to love and grow 60 beautiful orchids and 12 inspirational projects. From growing from seed to harvesting vanilla pods, the projects will bring the wonderful world of orchids to life and produce confident, keen growers wanting to expand their experience of these exotic flora.