Recommended Orchid Literature

Books for the Beginner

Jaworski, Henry. 1992. Orchids Simplified, an Indoor Growing Guide. Chapters Publishing Ltd. Shelburne, VT 05482. 143 pages. $19.95.

Noble, Mary. 1992. You Can Grow Orchids. McQuerry Orchid Books. Jacksonville, FL. 128 pages. $12.95.

Northen, Rebecca Tyson. 1977. Orchids as House Plants. Dover Publications Inc. New York, NY. 142 Pages. $4.95.

Ortho Books. 1999. Ortho's All About Orchids. Meridith Corporation Ortho Books. Des Moines, IA. 50309-3023. 96 pages. $11.95.

Rittershausen, Wilma, et al. 1997. Growing & Displaying Orchids a Step by Step Guide. Whitecap Books Ltd. North Vancouver, B.C., Canada V7J 2C4. 124 pages. $12.95.

Schoser, Dr. Gustav. 1993. Orchid Growing Basics. Sterling Publishing Company Inc. New York, NY. 128 pages. $12.95.

Sunset Books. 1998. Orchids. Sunset Publishing Corporation. Menlo Park, CA. 112 pages. $12.95.

White, Judy. 1996. Taylor's Guide to Orchids Houghton Mifflin Company. Boston, MA. 385 pages. $19.95.

Books for the Intermediate Grower

Pridgeon, Alex. 1992. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids. Timber Press. Incorporated, OR. 304 pages. $31.95.

Northen, Rebecca Tyson. 1996. Miniature Orchids and How to Grow Them. Dover Publications Inc. New York, NY. 191 Pages. $14.95.

Betchel, Helmut, et al. 1992. The Manual of cultivated Orchid Species: Third Edition. MIT Press. 585 pages. $84.00.

Withner, Carl L. 1998. Cattleyas and Their Relatives: The Cattleyas Volume 1. Timber Press. Incorporated, OR. 147 pages. $39.95.

Links to Literature

Distribution and habitats of the orchids of Iowa by David Arthur Niemann (PhD thesis, Iowa State University, 1975)

The Reading Room The Orchid Mall


Orchids. American Orchid Society at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156. $65.00/year, 12 issues.

Orchid Digest. Orchid Digest, PO Box 6966, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-6966. $36.00/year, 4 issues.

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