Botanical Orchids and How to Grow Them
Author: Jack Kramer. Orchids became popular in Europe in the 18th century and the passions they engendered for the new and exotic led to plant-hunting expeditions throughout the world in the 19th century. Kramer concentrates on the original botanical orchids as they appeared in nature and their habitats. These orchids had waned in popularity with the introduction of the new hybrids, but new cloning techniques have rescued these endangered species. Kramer addresses the technical needs of the novice orchid enthusiast in choosing species, as well as guiding the beginner in the basics of orchid cultivation. Hardcover.