In this detailed and informative volume, the author seeks to persuade the reluctant gardener that anyone can raise orchids successfully. Bookseller 20050415 An exquisite treatment of hardy orchid cultivation and an indispensable addition to every gardener's library. -- Bart G. Jones Tennessee Native Plant Society 20050830 John Tullock's book is thoughtful ... presenting his personal views on orchids in nature, their conservation, and the problems with previous efforts to grow hardy species. -- Larry Mellichamp American Gardener 20051101 An eye opener, more than just a how-to book, although there's a lot of that. The author also offers his readers a thought-provoking lesson in conservation ethics. -- Karen Preuss Northwest Garden News 20060601 A delightful horticultural book that should give lovers of native plants the encouragement to grow some of the most charming of native plants: temperate orchids. -- Root Gorelick Plant Science Bulletin 20060601 I can recommend this book to anyone who is interested in growing hardy orchids. ... It brings together a lot of previously scattered information about basic growing requirements of 104 species of hardy orchids. -- Barbara Gravendeel Blumea 20060701 Imparts the basics of orchid cultivation and propagation through easy to follow tips and beautiful, illustrative photos. ... A great gardener's companion in that it provides the tools necessary to start- cultivating, and catalogs 103 hardy and half-hardy plants as well as an extensive list of suppliers and organizations. -- Megann Daw Chesapeake Home 20061001
Grown for their fragrance, brilliant color, and longevity, hardy orchids have a reputation for being difficult to cultivate. The author dismantles this myth and teaches readers how anyone can grow these plants with just a few simple techniques. 103 hardy and half-hardy orchids are featured along with cultivation, propagation, and conservation information.