All orchid lovers will feel bound to possess it, and read it for themselvesAnd having perused it, they will want to have it within reach on the most accessible shelf of their garden library Gardeners Chronicle Mr Boyle has done for orchids what Dean Hole did for roses set forth their beauty and poetry, and then dissipate the legend that only nurserymen and millionaires can grow them by showing any lover of a garden how to do so Anecdote follows anecdote hints and directions are thickly scattered through what in some hands might have become a dull volume but all, thanks to the authors skillful style, is full of interest, and makes a book that no intelligent person will lay down till finished.Mr Boyles fascinating book, needless to say, should be studied together with Darwins volume on the fertilization of orchids Academy Although not a typical instruction manual for orchid growers About Orchids contains many valuable hints on cultivation, and several paragraphs on how to hybridize Frederick Boyle 1841 1914 was an English author, journalist, barrister, and 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, behavior and structure, coloring the essays with his own experiences and with his delight in cultivating these beautiful plants Beware An amazing new hobby beckons CONTENTS MY GARDENING AN ORCHID SALE ORCHIDS COOL ORCHIDS WARM ORCHIDS HOT ORCHIDS THE LOST ORCHID AN ORCHID FARM ORCHIDS AND HYBRIDIZING...
|Title||:||About Orchids: A Chat|
|Publisher||:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform October 5, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||200 pages|
|File Size||:||692 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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About Orchids: A Chat Reviews
I LOVED this book. It gives a clear picture of the days of the " golden age" of orchid collecting and the great
Although this is an old book, written as orchids were being discovered and brought to the public, the stories are priceless and gave me much more information about how this worked. I was saddened by the accounts of the thousands of orchids lost in the process yet cheering for the ones that made it.
dull writing. hard to read
I really enjoyed reading this and highly recommend it to other orchid lovers. It is informative and much more. I feel I know Mr. Boyle.