300 Orchids

300 Orchids

Species, Hybrids and Varieties in Cultivation

Book - 2007
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A valuable reference guide for the home gardener and orchid enthusiast.

With full-color photographs of 300 species, hybrids, varieties and cultivars of orchids, this book is a comprehensive guide to the most common orchid varieties. The orchid family is immensely diverse, and the ingenuity of plant breeders has recently added hundreds more hybrids and cultivars to the growing list of varieties. Improved shipping methods and increased plant availability have made the hobby of growing orchids more popular everywhere.

300 Orchids includes a wide array of species from all continents. The book describes the basic biology of orchids and provides simple instructions on their care. For each orchid there is detailed information on its:

  • Taxonomy
  • Form
  • Distribution
  • Cultivation
  • Habitat
  • Conservation status.

Stunning color photographs illustrate the featured orchids, and numerous "picture galleries" highlight the species most widely available to home gardeners. Forthe increasing number of orchid enthusiasts, 300 Orchids is an easy-to-use and authoritative guide to these fascinating plants.


A well-illustrated and comprehensive guide to 300 species, hybrids, varieties and cultivars of orchids worldwide. Taxonomy, form, distribution, cultivation, habitat and conservation status is listed for each.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2007
ISBN: 9781554072965
1554072964
Branch Call Number: 635.9344 BOO
Characteristics: 528 p. : col. ill. ; 17 cm
Alternative Title: Three hundred orchids

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Derringer
Jan 17, 2019

If you, like me, think that orchids are one of the absolute, most exquisitely appealing flowers in the world, then, you are sure to be delighted by the 300 orchids that are beautifully presented in this cute, little book.

"300 Orchids" was elegantly compiled (with informative text) by British flower expert, Jane Boosey.

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ManMachine
Aug 12, 2018

I certainly think that the blossom of the orchid is one of the most beautiful and eye-catching of all the world's flowering plants.

It's no wonder that these exotic flowers are prized by so many plant-lovers all across this planet.

Impressively compiled (with informative text) by Jane Boosey - This compact, little volume proudly looks at 300 (out of 20,000) species, hybrids, varieties of orchids.

With each close-up photograph of these gorgeous flowers - Boosey also carefully explains how to best cultivate each different species in order to achieve the most attractive blossom of all.

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