The Orchid Whisperer: Expert Secrets for Growing Beautiful Orchids
Date: May 9, 2012.
Orchids can bloom year after year. Download this essential Bruce Rogers, “murmured Orchid” shares expert advice of his more than three decades of breeding and cultivation of orchids book demystifies the process of growth and with more than 100 photos. Lush green plant is remarkable. The best of all, it reveals the secrets of the professionals who are nowhere to bloom potting recognized hazards and pests, grooming, dressing and many more are perfect for beginners as well. with professionals who are looking new techniques, orchid whisper readers everything they need to know to keep healthy orchids to bloom again and again!
How successful are you in coaxing your orchids to re-bloom? “The Orchid Whisperer” by Bruce Rogers contains expert tips for growing like a professional. In layman’s language, Rogers shares his recommendations for plant selection, repotting, watering, and fertilizing most of the tropicals you will find at local markets. Sections such as “Orchid True and False” and “Location, Location, Location” share practical advice with a splash of humor.
By Jane Scurich
From American Orchid Society magazine
The Orchid Whisperer is an eminently intelligent and attractive book for beginning orchid growers. Rogers’ language is engaging and humorous, and strikes the right balance between being easy to read and needing a science degree to understand. He presents plenty of easy-to-understand advice to get novice growers on the road to success. Rogers even adds a chapter on decorating with orchids to challenge even experienced growers.
The Orchid Whisperer is one to put on the holiday list for novice orchidists.
— Sue Volek, Oregon Orchid Society
Reviewed by the Tulsa, San Francisco, and Sacramento Book Review
Bruce Rogers does not whisper; he announces loud and clear all that you need to know about the exotic orchid. Accompanied by striking photographs, the contents cover everything from buying and growing orchids to details on the twelve most popular orchids. If you claim a faulty green thumb, this book will help you overcome fear.
“I do know how to grow orchids – one client likes to claim that I can make a brick bloom–and I share the tricks I’ve learned over the years in these pages.”
Reviewed by Aron Row
From NZ Gardener, New Zealand
If you’re only kinda into orchids, this book will turn you into an ardent collector. It’s jam-packed with wisdom about orchids by an expert grower. The information is clear, concise and easy to assimilate, from where to find the best bargains, to how to help your orchid survive the ride home in your car. As well as tips on growing orchids, you’ll find out which are the best rooms in the house to grow them, how to care for them while you’re away, and more. This is a likeable, intelligent read.
— Barb Rogers
From the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinal
Forget horses and dogs, which aren’t all that tough to figure out. But orchids? We need all the whisperers we can get. Rogers has been cultivating orchids for 30 years. His book is a sturdy, softcover guide printed on thick, glossy stock, with many full-page images of orchids. His sense of humor and practical approach carries throughout the book, which is divided into chapters on what to look for when buying orchids, growing and maintenance tips and decorating with orchids.
– Mary-Liz Shaw
“Unlike some other ‘beginner’ advice books, Rogers’ language is engaging and humorous, and strikes the right balance between being easy to read and needing a science degree to understand.”
-American Orchid Society
About the Author
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books (May 9, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1452101280
- ISBN-13: 978-1452101286
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds