Packed with photos, including 8 pages in full color Color your world with orchids Orchids are beautiful, fragrant, wonderfully varied, and surprisingly affordable. But aren't they hard to grow at home? No! says orchid grower extraordinaire Steve Frowine. In this handy guide, he shows you step by step how to select the right orchids, keep them healthy, encourage blooms, and even propagate your own plants. Discover how to: * Select orchids that will thrive in your home * Water, fertilize, repot, and propagate orchids * Decipher complicated orchid names * Get familiar with favorite orchid varieties * Create spectacular orchid displays
NO GREEN THUMB? NO PROBLEM Orchids For Dummies 2e proves that the beautiful, exotic orchid can be grown in any home. Orchid lovers will learn: the basics of planting, selecting fertilizers, and creating beautiful floral displays. It’s not complicated to beautify your garden with orchids, especially not with the help of Dummies along the way. The best tips and tricks from author, king of orchids, Steven Frowine. Includes 8-page color insert. UPDATES: Correct names due to new plant classification systems Orchids now mainstream, not a niche market. While they used to be found solely in garden centers, they are now sold in grocery stores, home centers, gift shops, etc. 75% of orchids purchased today are phalaenopsis or moth orchids, but they receive very little coverage in the present book Updated pesticide, fertilizers, and potting materials recommendations Artificial lighting for orchids, a very popular alternative for growing orchids for folks in apartments and limited windowsill space, has made major strides. LED lights, the most up-and-coming source, are not even mentioned in our book. Discuss orchid display cases. The book is wholly focused on US growing conditions. It should be broadened to include Europe and the southern hemispheres to broaden the market for this book. Updated resource lists
Your First Orchid - A Beginners Guide To Understanding Orchids, Growing Orchids And Orchid Care Would you like to know how to grow and care for an Orchid? To many people, looking after an Orchid is a mystery. I was one of those people. I didn't understand why my Orchids weren't blooming, and if they did, why the blooms would last just weeks rather than months. I've experienced my share of joys and frustrations growing this gorgeous flower. I've read numerous books, talked to experienced growers and watched many tutorials on how to grow and care for them. Through these years of learning and experimenting, I've been able to replicate the long blooms and eradicate the premature losses. This book is designed to help complete beginners on how to grow, care for, and ultimately understand the Orchid. Here's a Preview of What You'll Learn... The Different Types Of OrchidsThe Easiest Orchids To Grow For BeginnersWhich Tools To Use For Orchid CareThe Ideal Conditions For Optimal Orchid GrowthHow To Pot and Repot Your OrchidThe Pests and Diseases To Look Out ForWhy Blooms FailMy Top Tips To Orchid SuccessFurther Orchid Resourcesand much more! Download your copy today to receive all of this information! Tags: Orchid Care, Orchids, Orchid Basics, Growing Orchids, Understanding Orchids, Orchids For Beginners, Orchids, Orchids Made Easy, Orchids For Dummies, Orchid Care, Orchids, Orchid Basics, Growing Orchids, Understanding Orchids, Orchids For Beginners, Orchids, Orchids Made Easy, Orchids For Dummies, Orchid Care, Orchids, Orchid Basics, Growing Orchids, Understanding Orchids, Orchids For Beginners, Orchids, Orchids Made Easy, Orchids For Dummies
WANT TO LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF ORCHID GROWING FOR BEGINNERS? Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Why Should I Grow Orchids? What My Orchid Needs Important Growing Requirements for Your Orchids Re-potting Your Orchids Propagation to Help Grow More Orchids Much, Much, More!
If you would love to have this spectacular plant in your home, but thought that they were too difficult to grow, then this book will provide you with all the help you need to get started. You will discover which orchids are the easiest for a beginner to grow, and then learn the steps you need to take to keep your orchid alive, healthy and blooming. Chapters include: Where to Start: Discover the Orchid Family What an Orchid Needs: Light, Heat and Humidity More Orchid Needs: Water, Fertiliser and Rest Moving On: Re-Potting Materials Want More Plants? Propagation What Can Go Wrong? Pests and Diseases This book provides anyone new to growing orchids with the essential information to get them started with confidence. Fran Barnwell's philosophy is to provide simple and straightforward advice for anyone starting out with gardening, whether that is indoors or outdoors, with a good-sized garden or just a window ledge. How to Grow Orchids is the second book in The New to Gardening Series.
Cultivate your passion to grow In a 1625 essay, Francis Bacon called gardens "the purest of human pleasures," and what was true then is even more so today—gardening can give you a serene refuge from the short-lived (and noisy!) distractions of modern life and a fertile basis for satisfaction that will bear fruit long into the future. To help you get started on your own leafy paradise, the new edition of Gardening Basics For Dummies grounds you thoroughly in the fundamentals of soil, flowers, trees, and lawns—and helps you get to know the names of what you're planting along the way! In a friendly, straightforward style, professional horticulturist Steven A. Frowine distills 50 years of gardening experience to show you how to start growing your expertise—from planning out your own mini-Eden and planting your first annuals, bulbs, and perennials through to laying the perfect lawn, raising tasty crops, and even introducing fish to your landscape! He also digs into the grubbier side of horticultural life, making sure you're as prepared as any seasoned farmer to deal with pests, weeds, and other challenges the earth will throw up at you. Create your ideal garden plan Become an expert on common flora with definitions and descriptions Know how to look after your soil Get creative with butterfly and children's gardens Whether you're beginning with a tiny garden in a box, or beautifying your property with tree-lined groves and flowery bowers, this is the ideal introduction to the intense pleasure of gardening and will make you happy to reap what you’ve sown!
Gardening Basics For Canadians For Dummies has been revised to help the beginner gardener get started, providing all the information you'll need on flowers beds and borders, trees, shrubs, and lawns to landscape your property. It also includes step-by-step plans for organic and edible gardens, specific regional gardens, and butterfly and children's gardens. The book gives helpful tips controlling pests safely, managing weeds, and correcting common gardening problems. In addition, Gardening Basics For Canadians For Dummies also covers all the new tools and additives available to make gardening easier. With information about what plants grow best in our country's diverse regions, and helpful Canadian resources that help readers find everything they need to get gardening, this book is essential reading for any Canadian with a green thumb.
Orchids are some of the most popular flowering plants in the world. The plants possess a wide range of unique anatomical and morphological adaptations than any other plant in the world. They are distributed widely across the world from deserts, semi-deserts, tundra ecosystems to rainforests. Orchids are popular as flower plants in many homes across the world because of their beautiful flowers that come in a wide range of shapes and colors and for their rich fragrances orchids are the second largest family of plants surpassed by the grass family. They have over 30,000 known species and well over 200,000 registered hybrids. The plants are highly adaptive and their species are natives of every continent in the world. They are also known to have abilities to grow at all altitudes and latitudes in the world. In this book you will find:* What are Orchids?* Orchid Varieties* What You Need to Start Growing Orchids* Common Orchid Diseases and Treatment* Common Orchid Growing Mistakes to Avoid
VBA helps you put your computer in its place Write programs that automate tasks and make Office 2007 work better for you If your computer is becoming your boss instead of your servant, start using VBA to tell it what to do! Here's the latest on the VBA IDE and program containers, debugging and controlling your programs, working with multiple applications using a single program, and the most exciting stuff -- programming for all the Office 2007 applications. Discover how to Customize an application's interface Quick-launch a VBA program Store and modify information Use VBA with the Ribbon Understand object-oriented programming Avoid runtime errors
Art history is more than just a collection of dates and foreign-sounding names, obscure movements and arcane isms. Every age, for the last 50,000 years has left its unique imprint on the world, and from the first cave paintings to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from the Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia, to the graffiti-inspired paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, art history tells the story of our evolving notions of who and what we are and our place in the universe. Whether you’re an art enthusiast who’d like to know more about the history behind your favorite works and artists, or somebody who couldn’t tell a Titian and a De Kooning—but would like to—Art History For Dummies is for you. It takes you on a tour of thirty millennia of artistic expression, covering the artistic movements, major artists, and indispensable masterworks, and the world events and cultural trends that helped spawn them. With the help of stunning black-and-white photos throughout, and a sixteen-page gallery of color images, it covers: The rise and fall of classical art in Greece and Rome The differences between Renaissance art and Mannerism How the industrial revolution spawned Romanticism How and why Post-Impression branched off from Impressionism Constructivism, Dadaism, Surrealism and other 20th century isms What’s up with today’s eclectic art scene Art History For Dummies is an unbeatable reference for anyone who wants to understand art in its historical context.
Shows ordinary users how to tap the rich data analysis functionality of Excel, make sense of their organization's critical financial and statistical information, and put together compelling data presentations Now revised with over 30 percent new content to cover the enhancements in Excel 2007, including the completely redesigned user interface, augmented charting and PivotTable capabilities, improved security, and better data exchange through XML Provides thorough coverage of Excel features that are critical to data analysis-working with external databases, creating PivotTables and PivotCharts, using Excel statistical and financial functions, sharing data, harnessing the Solver, taking advantage of the Small Business Finance Manager, and more
Orchids can bloom year after year. In this essential guide the author shares his expert tips from more than three decades of breeding and growing orchids. Best of all, it reveals professional secrets not found anywhere else for blooming, repotting, spotting hazards and pests, grooming, decorating, and much more. Perfect for beginners as well as orchid experts looking for new tricks the book provides everything readers need to know to keep healthy orchids that will flower again and again!
You’ve always admired beautiful calligraphy, but you probably figured it was way too hard to master, right ? Calligraphy is actually much easier than you ever dreamed. All you need is the right guide and you’ll be up to speed in no time! Calligraphy For Dummies lets anyone discover the art and fun of lettering. With this hands-on guide, you’ll be able to develop your craft and test it out in no time. Starting with the italic alphabet, you’ll discover different types of strokes, how to angle your pen, and how to join letters. This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide shows you: All the tools you need to practice the craft Where to get the proper ink and paper How to master several alphabets Different variations to change the look of letters How to mix and match your alphabets How to create a poster, sign, or certificate Ways to design and letter a quotation Common mistakes that can easily be avoided Calligraphy For Dummies also provides tips on how to put your calligraphy skills to good use, with ideas for making money, adding flair to wedding invitations, and more! It also includes ten fun alphabets and practice pages to hone in on your talent, as well as examples of poorly formed letters to keep you on track. With a little practice, you’ll be creating stunning letters and experiencing the joys of writing calligraphy!
So, you need to create an advertising campaign that brings in more customers, adds more dollars to your bottom line, and validates all the reasons you went into business in the first place. But how can you make your ad look and sound like champagne if your budget can only afford beer? Are you wasting your time trying to sell ice to an Eskimo? The world of advertising can seem like a daunting place—but it doesn’t have to be. Advertising for Dummies coaches you through the process and shows you how to: Identify and reach your target audience Define and position your message Get the most bang for your buck Produce great ads for every medium Buy the different media Create buzz and use publicity Research and evaluate your competition Advertising for Dummies offers newbies a real-world look at the ins and outs of advertising—from online and print to TV, radio, and outdoor formats—to show you how you can easily develop and execute a successful campaign on any budget. Plus, you’ll find a glossary of common buzzwords you may encounter along the way so you can talk the talk like the advertising guru you (almost) are! With simple tips on how to write memorable ads and timeless lessons from the legends, this book is packed with everything you need to have people from New York to Los Angeles whistling your jingle.
Created in partnership with SAS, this book explores SAS, a business intelligence software that can be used in any business setting or enterprise for data delivery, reporting, data mining, forecasting, statistical analysis, and more SAS employee and technologist Stephen McDaniel combines real-world expertise and a friendly writing style to introduce readers to SAS basics Covers crucial topics such as getting various types of data into the software, producing reports, working with the data, basic SAS programming, macros, and working with SAS and databases
Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood players! So you want to be a screenwriter? Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and selling it to the studios. You get savvy industry tips and strategies for getting your screenplay noticed! The screenwriting process from A to Z -- from developing a concept and thinking visually to plotline, conflicts, pacing, and the conclusion Craft living, breathing characters -- from creating the backstory to letting your characters speak to balancing dialogue with action Turn your story into a script -- from developing an outline and getting over writer's block to formatting your screenplay and handling rewrites Prepare for Hollywood -- from understanding the players and setting your expectations to polishing your copy and protecting your work Sell your script to the industry -- from preparing your pitch and finding an agent to meeting with executives and making a deal Open the book and find: The latest on the biz, from entertainment blogs to top agents to box office jargon New story examples from recently released films Tips on character development, a story's time clock, dramatic structure, and dialogue New details on developing the nontraditional screenplay -- from musicals to animation to high dramatic style Expanded information on adaptation and collaboration, with examples from successful screenwriting duos
Want to become your own brewmeister? Homebrewing For Dummies, 2nd Edition, gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for everything from making your first “kit” beer to brewing an entire batch from scratch. Before you know it, you’ll be boiling, bottling, storing, pouring, and kegging your own frothy, delicious suds. This friendly, hands-on guide walks you through each step in the brewing process at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. It fills you in on all the homebrewing basics with a comprehensive equipment list; instructions on keeping your hardware clean and sanitized; and loving descriptions of the essential beer ingredients, their roles in the brewing process, and how to select the best ingredients for you beer. You’ll also find out about additional ingredients and additives you can use to give your homebrew distinctive flavors, textures, and aromas. Discover how to: Set up your home brewery Select the best ingredients and flavorings Create your own lager, ale, and specialty beers Try your hand at cider, and even meade Brew gluten-free beer Package your beer in bottles and kegs Evaluate your beer and troubleshoot problems Take part in homebrewing competitions Become an eco-friendly brewer Homebrewing For Dummies, 2nd Edition is fully updated with the latest brewing techniques and technologies and features more than 100 winning recipes that will have your friends and neighbors singing your praises and coming back for more.
If you love Manga, you’ll eat Manga For Dummies, right up. This step-by-step guide shows you how to create all of your favorite Manga characters from rough sketch through final full-color renderings. You’ll build your skills as you draw animals, mythical creatures, superheroes, teenagers, and villains—along with their weapons, cars, and homes. Soon you’ll be inventing your own characters and placing them in stylish poses and stirring action scenes. Before you know it you’ll be knocking out storyboards and plotlines for you own Manga book. Find out how to: Gear up for drawing with all the right tools and materials Develop the basic skills of Manga figure drawing Customize and accessorize your Manga characters Design spectacular weapons, gadgets, mechas, and vehicles Create 3-D drawings and give characters motion and emotion Write an exciting Manga Story Complete with a stunning, full-color 8 page insert, Manga for Dummies is your real-life guide to the ultimate fantasy world.