Synopses & Reviews
Replicating the climate of an orchid's native habitat is a key to the successful culture of a species and its hybrids. This ingenious book provides monthly rainfall and temperature data for the varied habitats of more than 1200 species of Dendrobium
, supplemented by detailed cultural recommendations based on the observations of experienced growers.
"There are no photos, but information abounds. This dense, technical, and detail-oriented work stands out in its field."
—Phillip Oliver, Library Journal, June 2006
A data-intensive guide to the culture of species in the orchid genus Dendrobium.
The immense Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance contains some of the most popular orchids grown. Finding reliable cultural information for more than just a handful of the most commonly available species, however, can be a real challenge. In this meticulously researched volume, aimed at serious orchidists, the authors have formulated recommendations for approximately 1300 species within this important group.
About the Author
Charles Baker is an avid gardener and former meteorologist with the National Weather Service. With his late wife, Margaret Baker, he wrote Orchid Species Culture: Dendrobium and Orchid Species Culture: Pescatorea, Phaius, Phalaenopsis, Pholidota, Phragmipedium, and Pleione, as well as numerous articles for Orchids (the publication of the American Orchid Society) and Orchid Digest. The Bakers spent most of their careers in Alaska, where Charlie worked as a meteorologist for more than thirty years and Marg was a scrimshaw artist, jewelry maker, and administrator in the Alaskan bush. After moving to Portland, Oregon, the Bakers became avid amateur orchid enthusiasts and frequent contributors to Orchids, Orchid Advocate, and Orchid Hunter, among other journals.Margaret Baker was a frequent contributor to the American Orchid Society Bulletin. She was an avid amateur orchid enthusiast and with her husband Charles previously wrote Orchid Species Culture: Dendrobium and Orchid Species Culture: Pescatorea, Phaius, Phalaenopsis, Pholidota, Phragmipedium, and Pleione published by Timber Press. Margaret Baker died in 2003.