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Classic Cattleyas

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ISBN-10: 0881927643

ISBN-13: 9780881927641

Edition: 2006

Authors: Arthur E. Chadwick, Arthur A. Chadwick, Arthur A. Chadwick

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In 1818, William Cattley succeeded in flowering one of the first species of the genus that would bear his name. These first cattleyas are the classic cattleyas, whose form defined the essence of tropical orchids for generations to come. Indeed, the color of their flowers became known as "orchid." In this helpful and informative book, each classic Cattleya species is described in fascinating detail, and its role in breeding programs is elucidated. All that is required to appreciate and grow the large-flowered cattleyas successfully is included. Cultivation, humidity and watering, fertilizing, propagation, and diagnosing and treating problems are detailed, making this volume valuable for both…    
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/20/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 252
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.508
Language: English

Arthur E. Chadwick founded Chadwick & Son Orchids in 1989 in Powhatan, Virginia, which he owns and operates with his wife, Anne. The nursery has grown to include nearly a dozen greenhouses and two locations that house well over 10,000 plants. Arthur writes regularly on orchid culture for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and is a frequent speaker on orchids to plant societies and garden clubs.

A. A. Chadwick has grown orchids, especially cattleyas, since 1943. He is a long-time contributor of feature articles on Cattleya cultivation, hybridizing, and history to Orchids, the journal of the American Orchid Society. He shares his passion for orchids with his son, Arthur, and the two have worked together to grow and hybridize many orchids.

Royal flower of imperial Europe
Five-star American lady
A touch of botany
The large-flowered species
The orphanage - the Brazilian laelia/cattleyas
Fiddling with nature - the cattleya hybrids
Cattleyas in art
Growing your own cattleyas
Repotting and dividing cattleyas
Pests, diseases, and environmental problems