SAOS Library - General Orchid Culture
AOS Guide of Orchids and Their Culture
Mery E. Gerritsen and Ron Parsons
This 245-page book, beautifully illustrated with over 450 color photographs, covers a myriad of topics on orchid culture. Topics include specific information on popular orchid groups, repotting, orchid mounting, growing orchids semi-hydroponically, as well as a section on common orchid pests and diseases.
The Complete Book of Orchid Growing
Peter McKenzie Black
The book is divided into three sections: the first outlines the characteristics of orchids and gives advice on their culture and care; the second comprises a selection with varieties from many countries; and the third includes a comprehensive chart of the family Orchidaceae, lists of intergeneric hybrids and a glossary.
Florida Orchid Growing - Month by Month
Dr. Martin Motes
Monthly guides lead the aspiring orchidist through the intricacies of the changing climate and growing conditions of the Florida year, its benefits and its dangers. Practical solutions to problems and to control pests and prevent diseases are offered. Growing materials and tools are suggested.
Four Seasons of Orchids
Greg Allikas, Ned Nash
This superb book presents a selection of the most exceptional orchids anywhere, all of which can be cultivated at home divided by the season in which they flower, and full of magnificent, unique photographs and accompanied by a wealth of advice for their cultivation. This book is as beautiful as it is useful.
History of the Orchid
An engaging account of humanity's growing fascination with orchids from ancient times onward, together with a biographical gallery of 50 great scientists, naturalists, and explorers who contributed to our knowledge of orchids. The nomenclature and bibliography have been updated for this edition.
Home Orchid Growing
Rebecca Tyson Northen
Whether your garden is a windowsill, a basement, a greenhouse, or a plot of land, Home Orchid Growing is the only reference book you will ever need to cultivate one of nature's most varied and fascinating plants.
Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening, Alice Fulton Skelsey
Brilliant close-up photographs augment a detailed guide to the unique qualities and characteristics of different species of orchids as well as information on propagating, growing, and displaying orchid
Orchids: A Care Manual
Brian and Sara Ritterhauser
A very attractively illustrated large format book, which goes through the main groups of the plants, giving their history, cultivation and descriptions of the various types.
Orchids for the South
Orchids don't have to be a challenge: the secret is to find plants that share similar growing conditions. With more than 100 breathtaking color photographs and easy-to-follow diagrams, this book is the perfect choice for Southern gardeners who want to add glamour to their home or garden.
Orchids to Know and Grow
Thomas Sheehan and Robert Blake
This book debunks some of the hard-to-grow myths, gives cultural information, and does so in easy-to-understand language. It is a sure-fire guide for the novice grower and an excellent resource for the experienced orchidist.
The Orchid Specialist
Orchids have a certain reputation of being very hard to grow, particularly in cooler climates, but this book guides you to the right orchid to choose and provides all of the necessary care information so that the plant will flourish whatever the climate.
The Potting Workshop
The Potting Workshop™provides all of the information needed for even the most casual grower to confidently repot his own orchids. Step-by-step tutorials show you how to pot, mount or basket most commonly-grown orchids. Deflasking, compots, back bulbs and bareroots and specimen plants are covered.
Featuring more than two hundred color photographs, Understanding Orchids covers everything you need to know to grow orchids successfully. Readers of this beautiful book can quickly and easily find the orchids that are right for them -- which ones will thrive on a windowsill, which prefer artificial lights, and which need a greenhouse; which are for beginners, which for experts. Once you select your orchid, William Cullina's authoritative guide explains what to do to keep it alive and healthy.
The World's Most Beautiful Orchids
Ned Nash and Greg Allikas
This book shows orchids in their many varied forms and colors. From the common phalaenopsis to the rarest species, the authors uncover some of the most beautiful examples seen in a lifetime of growing, photographing, collecting and judging orchids. The history, cultivation, and conservation is discussed, along with practical advice for selecting the right orchid for the right location.
You Can Grow Phalaenopsis Orchids
Learn to grow these beautiful orchids. You can grow them if you understand them and provide them with the proper light, potting media, temperature and water.
Your First Orchid
Stephen R. Batchelor
It is easy to learn how to grow orchids with the help of this book published by the American Orchid Society. The author writes about how to select orchids, water and fertilize plants, choose a growing area, repot, identify and control ailments, and then recommends choices for beginners. More than 70 color photographs by Charles Marden Fitch show how to pot an orchid, water, grow orchids under lights, and much more.