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By author: Frederick William Burbidge
Number of Pages:  180
Dimensions:  6 X 9 Inches (US)
Original publication year:  1874
ISBN:  978-1-4290-9118-3
Series:  Gardening in America
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• Author Burbidge was an orchid enthusiast who traveled the world to find specimens • This 1874 handbook is "an easy and simple guide to the general cultivation of such as will luxuriate freely in a cool or intermediate temperature." • Helpful illustrations include diagrams of orchid-growing houses and depictions of orchid varieties
Englishman Frederick William Burbidge (1847-1905) was a legendary and intrepid collector of tropical orchids, traveling in Borneo, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Australia, and the Fiji Islands in search of specimens. His experience trying to cultivate these tropical plants in more temperate regions led him to publish "Cool Orchids" in 1874, which focused on successful orchid growing in cooler climates. More than 20 black-and-white illustrations accompany the text.
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