Some of the most intriguing orchids are those classified as miniatures - plants that range from just an inch or two in height to a maximum of 12 inches. Steven Frowine profiles more than 300 of these gems, including representatives of some of the most popular genera. Entries include information on the plant's geographic or hybrid origin; details about the flowers; bloom season; mature size and habit; ease of culture; light and temperature requirements; recommended potting medium; history; and tips for success. The author's high-quality photographs make identification a snap and provide welcome help when you're selecting plants for your collection.
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Steven A. Frowine is a professional horticulturalist, a consultant to the green industry, and an active garden writer and speaker. He has tended orchids at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii and at the Missouri Botanical Garden, where he managed one of the largest orchid collections in the United States—over 10,000 plants. He is the author of Fragrant Orchids and Miniature Orchids.Review:
"Aimed at those ready to fill their windowsills and shelves with color and delight." Library Journal
"Gardeners who have been smitten with a lingering case of orchid fever will only be encouraged by Frowine's guide. Now even modest shelves and windowsills can become habitations of enchantment."Garden Compass
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