The New Encyclopedia of Orchids

1500 Species in Cultivation

Author: I. F. La Croix

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 0881928763

Category: Gardening

Page: 524

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The Infinitely Varied Orchid Family provides a never-ending source of unusual plants in a range of shapes, colors, fragrances, and sizes. As the demand for interesting and unusual species increases, so too does the need for a comprehensive reference on how to grow them. This encyclopedia, written by respected botanist Isobyl la Croix, offers detailed descriptions of 1500 cultivated species in 350 genera from Acampe to Zygostates. More than 1000 photographs will aid enthusiasts in choosing new plants for their collections as well as provide accurate ID.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids

Author: Alec Pridgeon,Alasdair Morrison

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881928013

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

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This handsome reference, now available in paperback, is sure to delight gardeners. Encompassing a wide spectrum of orchid genera, more than 1,100 species and hybrids commonly in cultivation are detailed.

The Book of Orchids

A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World

Author: Mark W. Chase,Maarten J. M. Christenhusz,Tom Mirenda

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022622466X

Category: Nature

Page: 656

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One in every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid. Yet orchids retain an air of exotic mystery—and they remain remarkably misunderstood and underappreciated. The orchid family contains an astonishing array of colors, forms, and smells that captivate growers from all walks of life across the globe. Though undeniably elegant, the popular moth orchid—a grocery store standard—is a bland stand-in when compared with its thousands of more complex and fascinating brethren, such as the Demon Queller, which grows in dark forests where its lovely blooms are believed to chase evil forces away. There is the Fetid Sun-God, an orchid that lures female flies to lay their eggs on its flowers by emitting a scent of rancid cheese. Or the rare, delicate Lizard Orchid, which mimics the appearance of lizards but smells distinctly of goat. The Book of Orchids revels in the diversity and oddity of these beguiling plants. Six hundred of the world’s most intriguing orchids are displayed, along with life-size photographs that capture botanical detail, as well as information about distribution, peak flowering period, and each species’ unique attributes, both natural and cultural. With over 28,000 known species—and more being discovered each year—the orchid family is arguably the largest and most geographically widespread of the flowering plant families. Including the most up-to-date science and accessibly written by botanists Mark Chase, Maarten Christenhusz, and Tom Mirenda, each entry in The Book of Orchids will entice researchers and orchid enthusiasts alike. With stunning full-color images, The Book of Orchids is sure to become the go-to reference for these complex, alluring, and extraordinarily adaptable plants.

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Illustrated Dictionary of Orchid Genera

Author: Peggy Alrich,Wesley E. Higgins

Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc

ISBN: 9780801447372

Category: Gardening

Page: 481

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A comprehensive and extensively illustrated account of orchid genera to date. Its concise entries provide details of nomenclature, classification, original publication, etymology, and geographic range, along with a brief description and color images of representative flowers.

Orchid Species Culture

Oncidium/odontoglossum Alliance

Author: Margaret L. Baker,Charles O. Baker

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 0881927759

Category: Gardening

Page: 992

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The wealth of information provided in Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance makes it an invaluable addition to the library of every serious orchidist."--BOOK JACKET.

Understanding Orchids

An Uncomplicated Guide to Growing the World's Most Exotic Plants

Author: William Cullina

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618263264

Category: Gardening

Page: 260

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A practical handbook for novice and experienced horticulturalists alike provides everything a gardener needs to know about these popular and exotic plants, offering more than two hundred full-color photographs, detailed descriptions, and easy-to-follow care and cultivation instructions for dozens of orchid species.

Orchid Grower's Companion

Cultivation, Propagation, and Varieties

Author: David P. Banks

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881927115

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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Growing orchids is a pursuit more than two millennia old. This guide explains, in accessible detail, the natural habitat of some 400 orchid species, hybrids, and variants, providing the information leading directly into practical propagation and cultivation guidance. Illustrated throughout.

Rare Orchids

Author: Bela Kalman,Rosalie H. Davis,Mariko Kawaguchi

Publisher: Bulfinch Press

ISBN: 9780821225677

Category: Gardening

Page: 143

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The author spent nearly three years photographing thousands of orchids in all their diversity. This volume of the pictures features more than 120 new hybrids, obscure specimens and classic blooms, with informative captions and essays on the history, mystique and hybridization of orchids worldwide.

Orchid Species Culture

Dendrobium

Author: Margaret L. Baker,Charles O. Baker

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881923667

Category: Gardening

Page: 852

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The immense Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance contains some of the most popular orchids grown. Finding reliable cultural information for more than just a handful of the most commonly available species, however, can be a real challenge. In this meticulously researched volume, aimed at serious orchidists, the authors have formulated recommendations for approximately 1300 species within this important group.

Vandas

Their Botany, History, and Culture

Author: Martin R. Motes

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881926637

Category: Gardening

Page: 140

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Modern vandas are among the more spectacular of all cultivated orchids, offering a dramatic range of colors as well as long-lasting, frequent-blooming flowers. Addressing the concerns of amateur growers, botanists, and professional horticulturists alike, this thorough and accurate treatment is a must for all orchid fanciers.

Four Seasons of Orchids

Author: Greg Allikas,Ned Nash

Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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This superb book presents a selection of the most exceptional orchids anywhere, all of which can be cultivated at home. But unlike other books on this topic, the text is divided by the season in which they flower, making it easy for any horticulturist to plan his or her orchid year with dazzling displays of color.Creative Homeowner Press

Bloom-Again Orchids

50 Easy-Care Orchids that Flower Again and Again and Again

Author: judywhite

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604691337

Category: Gardening

Page: 132

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Orchids have a reputation as the divas of the plant world: fussy, difficult-to-grow plants that—on top of all that—are prohibitively expensive. But there are plenty of orchids that anyone can grow. Orchids are no more difficult than familiar houseplants such as the African violet, and can be made to thrive and bloom in average indoor conditions. You just need to know what makes them happy. Bloom-Again Orchids highlights the easiest, most fuss free varieties and includes invaluable tips on where to buy orchids and how to keep them in bloom. Each of the fifty profiles focuses on a commonly available orchid variety and includes a description, photograph, chart of basic growing requirements, and a handy twelve-point checklist.

Miniature Orchids

Author: Steven A. Frowine

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 264

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Some of the most intriguing orchids are those classified as miniatures — plants that range from just an inch or two in height to a maximum of 12 inches. Steven Frowine profiles more than 300 of these gems, including representatives of some of the most popular genera. Entries include information on the plant's geographic or hybrid origin; details about the flowers; bloom season; mature size and habit; ease of culture; light and temperature requirements; recommended potting medium; history; and tips for success. The author's high-quality photographs make identification a snap and provide welcome help when you're selecting plants for your collection.


The Orchid Whisperer

Expert Secrets for Growing Beautiful Orchids

Author: Bruce Rogers

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145211370X

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

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Orchids can bloom year after year. In this essential guide, Bruce Rogers, "The Orchid Whisperer", shares his expert tips from more than three decades of breeding and growing orchids. The book demystifies the growing process and features more than 100 lush color photographs of breathtaking plants. 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 Orchid Whisperer provides everything readers need to know to keep healthy orchids that will flower again and again!

Orchid

A Cultural History

Author: Jim Endersby

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022642703X

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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At once delicate, exotic, and elegant, orchids are beloved for their singular, instantly recognizable beauty. Found in nearly every climate, the many species of orchid have carried symbolic weight in countless cultures over time. The ancient Greeks associated them with fertility and thought that parents who ingested orchid root tubers could control the sex of their child. During the Victorian era, orchids became deeply associated with romance and seduction. And in twentieth-century hard-boiled detective stories, they transformed into symbols of decadence, secrecy, and cunning. What is it about the orchid that has enthralled the imagination for so many centuries? And why do they still provoke so much wonder? Following the stories of orchids throughout history, Jim Endersby divides our attraction to them into four key themes: science, empire, sex, and death. When it comes to empire, for instance, orchids are a prime example of the exotic riches sought by Europeans as they shaped their plans for colonization. He also reveals how Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution became intimately entangled with the story of the orchid as he investigated their methods of cross-pollination. As he shows, orchids—perhaps because of their extraordinarily diverse colors, shapes, and sizes—have also bloomed repeatedly in films, novels, plays, and poems, from Shakespeare to science fiction, from thrillers to elaborate modernist novels. Featuring many gorgeous illustrations from the collection of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Orchid: A Cultural History tells, for the first time, the extraordinary story of orchids and our prolific interest in them. It is an enchanting tale not only for gardeners and plant collectors, but anyone curious about the flower’s obsessive hold on the imagination in history, cinema, literature, and more.

Growing Orchids

The Complete Practical Guide to Orchids and Their Cultivation

Author: Brian Rittershausen,Wilma Rittershausen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780681603721

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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growing orchids The complete practical guide to orchids and their cultivation An inspirational encyclopedia of orchids, with guidance on the best orchids to choose Clear, practical advice on growing and displaying orchids indoors, under glass and outdoors Everything you need to know to grow orchids successfully, with step-by-step information on potting and mounting orchids; propagation; feeding, watering and light levels; and dealing with pests and diseases An easy-to-use Orchid Directory of over 200 fabulous orchids, with photographs of each orchid and vital information on habitat, size, flowering time and growing requirements Over 600 specially commissioned photographs.

Taylor's Guide to Perennials

More Than 600 Flowering and Foliage Plants, Including Ferns and Ornamental Grasses

Author: Barbara W. Ellis

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395983638

Category: Gardening

Page: 490

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Shares information on growth cycles and daily care for a variety of perennials.

Ultimate Orchid

Author: Thomas J. Sheehan,American Orchid Society

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780789480446

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

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Presents photographs and illustrations that capture the color, shape, size, and beauty of this flower, and features information about growing orchids and historical vignettes.

Taylor's Guide to Orchids

Author: Judy White

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395677261

Category: Gardening

Page: 385

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Describes how to plan and maintain an indoor orchid garden, including selecting the right varieties, choosing the proper materials and tools, and protecting the flowers against diseases and insects