Growing Hardy OrchidsBook - 2005
This is a book for adventurous gardeners with an appreciation for temperate orchid species and native wildflowers. A surprising number of terrestrial orchids are hardy, some able to withstand temperatures down to minus 50#65533;F or minus 45.5#65533;C. Though they have a reputation for being challenging to cultivate, in truth, most hardy orchids are no more so than a rose. This is great news for gardeners, who will enjoy filling their gardens with their enchanting fragrances, vibrant color displays, and long-lived blooms. At the center of the book is a catalog of 103 hardy and half-hardy orchids. In addition to detailing the techniques of cultivation and propagation, the book covers conservation and includes lists of suppliers and organizations offering nursery-propagated plants -- an especially critical issue for species in danger of extinction.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2005
Call Number: 635.9344 T827g
Characteristics: 244 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 24 cm