Some of our members have quite an extensive collection of orchid books at home. On this page, we will describe some of our
Favorite Orchid Books
This page will be under constant construction. The Webmaster will list the titles of the books as they come in, and for each one, try to get a picture of the cover page and a comment from the person who recommends it.
The books are divided into two sections:
General Information gives an broad introduction to orchid species, their habitat, and/or how to grow them. These are good beginner's books.
Specialized Topics covers a particular topic in depth, from certain types of orchids to specific aspects of orchid culture. These books are often quite dry, but give valuable information to the interested hobbyist.
General Information
Allikas, Greg & Nash, Ned, Orchids, Thunder Bay Press, San Diego, California, 2000.
  American Orchid Society, Growing Orchids: a cultural handbook, American Orchid Society, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1993 revised edition.
Batchelor, Stephen R. & Fitch, Charles Marden, Your First Orchid: a guide for beginners, American Orchid Society, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1996.
Black, Peter McKenzie, Orchid Growing, Ward Lock, London, 1998 revised edition.
Fanfani, Alberto & Rossi, Walter, Simon & Schuster's Guide to Orchids, A Fireside Book, Simon & Schuster Inc., New York, 1988.
James, I. D., Orchids, Firefly Books, Canada, 2001.
Jaworski, Henry, Orchids Simplified: an indoor gardening guide, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, New York, 1992.
Kramer, Jack, Orchids for Everyone: a practical guide to the home cultivation of over 200 of the world's most beautiful orchids, Salamander Books Ltd., London, 1997 revised edition.
Leroy-Terquem, Gerald & Parisot, Jean, Orchids: care and cultivation, Cassell Publishers Ltd., London, 1991.
McDonald, Elvin, 100 Orchids for the American Gardiner, Workman Publishing, New York, 1998.
Northen, Rebecca Tyson, Home Orchid Growing, Simon & Schuster, New York 1990, 4th revised edition.
Ortho, Ortho’s All About Orchids, Meredith Books, Des Moines, Iowa, 1999.
Pridgeon, Alec, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids, Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, 1992.
Rittershausen, Wilma & Brian, A Gardiner's Directory of Orchids: collecting and cultivating beautiful orchids, Southwater, New York, 2001.
Sheehan, Thomas J., Ultimate Orchid, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc., London, New York, 2001.
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Specialized Topics
American Orchid Society, Orchid Pests and Diseases, American Orchid Society, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1995 revised edition.
Cash, Catherine, The Slipper Orchids, Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, 1991.
Fitch, Charles Marden, Growing Orchids Under Lights, American Orchid Society, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1997.
Hillerman, Fred E. & Holst, Arthur, An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar, Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, 1986.
Mulder, D. & Mulder-Roelfsema, T. & Schuiteman, André, Orchids Travel By Air: a pictorial safari, Het Houten Hert, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 1990.
Northen, Rebecca Tyson, Miniature Orchids and How to Grow Them, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1996.
Schelpe, Sybella & Stewart, Joyce, Dendrobiums: an introduction to the species in cultivation, Orchid Sundries Ltd., Stour Provost, Dorset, 1990.
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