By Sue Stickland, Pauline M. Pears
Illustrated with step-by-step artworks, this guide dispels myths about organic gardening and explains all aspects of organic garden management, including the planning of an organically-balanced environment, soil preparation, pests and diseases, weed control, crop care and cultivation, and also contains a year-round checklist for instant season-by-season planning.
By Brian Rittershausen, Sara Rittershausen
Elegant and exotic, the allure of orchids is undeniable and this practical guide will ensure that even the most nervous newcomer can grow them with confidence. With expert advice, clear instuctions and step-by-step photographs father and daughter team Brian and Sara Rittershausen explain all the techniques you will need to ensure that your orchids flourish every time. There are hints and tips on watering, feeding and the optimum lighting and temperature conditions in which to grow your plants in addition to advice on propagation, hybridization and caring for orchids in pots. Also included is an extensive directory of all the specialized and popular orchid groups.