There are orchid books for academics, amateur collectors, and enthusiasts, but not for those who love and buy orchids purely as plants to decorate their homes and gardens. This book aims to provide a practical, concise, easy-to-use guide that is suitable for all orchid growers, including complete beginners. Orchids have long been considered expensive and difficult to grow, and the mystique that has grown up around these fabulous plants needs dispelling. With the advent of modern heating systems, there are many easy-to-grow orchids that will happily live in most homes. 'Easy Orchids' explains how to select your orchid, care for it properly, and cultivate it. Once you know these basic techniques, you can get enormous enjoyment and satisfaction from these wonderful and increasingly popular plants.