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Orchid Species Culture: Volume 1: Pescatorea, Paius, Pholidota, Phragmipedium, and Pleione

By Margaret L. Baker and Charles O. Baker

This volume covers six popular orchid genera: Pescatorea, Phaius, Phalaenopsis, Pholidota, Phragmipedium, and Pleione. The Bakers' unique approach to orchid cultivation, which they document in this book, stresses the importance of maintaining climatic conditions similar to those in each species' native habitat. The ingenious climate tables created by the authors provide precise, usable information which enables the grower to adjust growing conditions — length of rest period, temperature, humidity, amount and timing of water and fertilizer — to approximate those of the species in the wild. The weather data is supplemented with information from successful growers.

About the authors

Margaret L. Baker

Margaret L. Baker was a frequent contributor to the American Orchid Society Bulletin. She was an avid amateur orchid enthusiast and with her husband Charles previously wrote Orchid Species Culture: Dendrobium and Orchid Species Culture: Pescatorea, Phaius, Phalaenopsis, Pholidota, Phragmipedium, and Pleione published by Timber Press. Margaret Baker died in 2003.

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Charles O. Baker

Charles O. Baker is a former meteorologist with the National Weather Service. With his late wife, Margaret Baker, he wrote Orchid Species Culture: Dendrobium and Orchid Species Culture: Pescatorea, Phaius, Phalaenopsis, Pholidota, Phragmipedium, and Pleione, as well as numerous articles for Orchids and Orchid Digest.

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