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This is not a manual of instruction for orchid growers; though there are many hints on cultivation, and a few paragraphs on how to hybridize. The author is just an enthusiastic amateur orchid lover. He takes the reader on a wander through the dangers and consequences of hunting orchids in the tropical jungles of the nineteenth century, and chats about the extreme peculiarities of orchid growth, behaviour and structure, colouring the essays with his own experiences and with his delight in cultivating these beautiful plants. Beware! A new hobby beckons! (Summary by Peter Yearsley)

About Orchids, a Chat by BOYLE, Frederick LibriVox

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This is not a manual of instruction for orchid growers; though there are many hints on cultivation, and a few paragraphs on how to hybridize. The author is just an enthusiastic amateur orchid lover. He takes the reader on a wander through the dangers and consequences of hunting orchids in the tropical jungles of the nineteenth century, and chats about the extreme peculiarities of orchid growth, behaviour and structure, colouring the essays with his own experiences and with his delight in cultivating these beautiful plants. Beware! A new hobby beckons! (Summary by Peter Yearsley)

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3.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Rabbet lovely ,

Excellent.

This book is very difficult to classify, it does not have tips, it is unlikely to help you grow orchids.... However, it almost has the feel of a biography of early orchid collecting; "Orchid: the early years". It's really amusing to hear of the fervor with which early collectors went to building collections. Wild expeditions into strange places and collections being destroyed in conflicts with indigenous people..... Quite the change from modern orchid collection where the blue haired grandma is more at home.
Absolutely worth the listen.

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