How to Grow Solidago is a series of easy to follow, solid plant growing guides for indoor orchid gardening. Author: Luanne Oakes, has been a professional grower and teacher of healthy indoor plant growing for over thirty years. Her knowledge, hard work, and love of plants have brought her to the position she holds today as one of the leading authors and publishers of books on indoor orchid cultivation.
In her latest book, “How to Grow Solidago”,she introduces readers to a wide variety of orchids from a variety of habitats. This includes all three species of the Magnolia family-the Magnolia crystal, goldenrod and misumena vatia. The title “How to Grow Solidago” comes from a quote by Louis Pasteur, who was famous for his experiment with fruit flies. His experiment proved that if the insects were first injected with a lethal dose of bacteria, they would no longer die after an hour.
The book begins with a background of the various types of plants she grows, and the reasons why they are grown. Then she introduces you to the main species. Each species gets introduced to the world of indoor planting for the first time, and given some basic instructions on how to care for them. After this, she focuses on a specific growing medium, and then shares the benefits of each medium, including both the advantages and disadvantages, as well as common mistakes to avoid.
From these accounts, you can develop a better knowledge of the subject, and gain tips for your own home garden or flowerbeds. Most valuable, in my opinion, is the fact that she shares so much information with her readers about how plants grow and thrive in the wild, allowing you to take care of your own garden without the help of a professional gardener. In addition, you will learn about popular plants, and the kinds that grow well together, and which plants are more difficult to grow than others.
The second half of How to Grow Solidago includes a very interesting discussion of indoor gardening. I especially liked the section on “Jealously” and “Inheritance”. Growing plants in containers is an enjoyable experience for many people, but it can be frustrating if you don’t know the rules. It’s also more difficult to do correctly if you’re a beginner, because it’s difficult to know what kind of plants will grow best in the environment you have available, and how to distinguish between types that will actually thrive. As you read about the experiences of other gardeners, you can learn a lot about the things you should and shouldn’t do.
If you already have a small garden, or even a large garden, you’ll find that this book will help you get started with a garden of a higher quality, and may inspire you to grow a larger garden. You’ll have so many ideas from reading this book, that you’ll be inspired to start growing a larger garden in no time at all. I highly recommend this book, and hope that you will love the results you get from it.