Everything you always wanted to know about growing and caring for orchids, with practical advice on care and cultivation, plus a comprehensive plant directory of 35 popular varieties. The fascinating world of growing orchids has never been more popular. Here is everything you always wanted to know about growing and caring for orchids, packed into one fascinating, easy-to-use volume. Orchids Handbook provides the beginner with common sense advice on getting started with orchids, understanding the basics of orchid biology, caring for orchids in variety of settings (for example in the house, under a shade cloth or in the greenhouse) and mastering techniques for repotting, dividing and growing from seed. Includes a comprehensive and well-illustrated plant directory of 35 popular varieties, covering all the major orchid families and their characteristics, with advice on choosing the plant that is right for your climate conditions plus pests and diseases as well as everything you need to know to enter your orchids in competition.