Archives for February 2011
B. S. Williams published the first edition of “The Orchid Grower’s Manual” in 1851. The book still holds both entertaining and educational value. Below is a vivid illustration from this wonderful book. … [Read more...] about Orchid Growers Manual – Williams B.S.
Orchidelirium is the name given to the 19th century phenomenon of orchid collection mania that started in England. New exotic orchid species were sold at auctions in London, fetching exorbitant prices. Rich orchid collectors of the Victorian era sent agents to far parts of the world in search of exotic varieties of orchids. Two important highlights that reflect this … [Read more...] about Orchidelirium