Synopses & Reviews
For the indoor plant hobbyist, intermediate orchid grower, or anyone simply "mad about masdevallias," this is a first complete reference to these collectible orchids. An inspiring tribute to their beauty and a practical guide to their care, the book offers detailed advice on all aspects of culture. For those enthusiasts who are up to a challenge, chapters on propagating, showing, and registering masdevallias are also included.
"The first complete reference of Masdevallia
orchids ever published."
—Pauline Keegan, Hobby Greenhouse, Summer 2006
"Mary Gerritsen and Ron Parsons give this beautiful genus its well-deserved moment in the sun."
—Jerry Parsons, Pacific Horticulture, May/June 2006 Pacific Horticulture
"The experienced and knowledgeable coauthors (both are independent scholars) have provided the first comprehensive book on this genus of Central and South American orchids."
—L. G. Kavaljian, Choice, March 2006 Choice
About the Author
Mary E. Gerritsen, PhD is also the author of Masdevallias (Timber Press 2005). Mary lives in San Mateo, California, where she gardens extensively. Ron Parsons has been growing orchids for more than three decades and photographing them for nearly as long. He lives in the San Francisco area.