Orchids - A Description Of The Species And Varieties Grown At Glen Ridge, Near Boston - With Lists And Descriptions Of Other Desirable Kinds - Preface By Chapters On The Culture, Propagation, Collection, And Hybridization Of Orchids Edward Sprague Rand

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Orchids - A Description Of The Species And Varieties Grown At Glen Ridge, Near Boston - With Lists And Descriptions Of Other Desirable Kinds - Preface By Chapters On The Culture, Propagation, Collection, And Hybridization Of Orchids  by  Edward Sprague Rand

Orchids - A Description Of The Species And Varieties Grown At Glen Ridge, Near Boston - With Lists And Descriptions Of Other Desirable Kinds - Preface By Chapters On The Culture, Propagation, Collection, And Hybridization Of Orchids by Edward Sprague Rand
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INTRODUCTION. THE present volume has been in preparation many years. As long ago as 1868, some of its chapters, in somewhat different form, however, appeared in the - pages of the American Journal of Horticulture. Since then, the times have not beenMoreINTRODUCTION. THE present volume has been in preparation many years.

As long ago as 1868, some of its chapters, in somewhat different form, however, appeared in the - pages of the American Journal of Horticulture. Since then, the times have not been propitious for the issue of a volume on a specialty, but at the present time, the increasing interest in Orchid culture seems to warrant the publication. The want has long been felt of a trustworthy manual of culture adapted to the United States. English publications on this subject are not to be relied on, as the climate is so different from our own that the rules they give are not applicable to us they make no provision for the brightness of our sun, the heat of our summer, the dryness of our atmosphere, and the cold of our winter.

To supply this want, is the object of this volume. It has been the intention to give every department of culture due consideration, and while every information necessary to the beginner is given, the writer trusts the volume may not be without value to the experienced culturist. Although the work is mostly . . . Vlll a record of personal experience, many hundred species are described which we have never grown at Glen Ridge...



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