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Old 09-04-2018, 08:33 PM
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As a beginner, I would like to have some reading material that not only provides information, but also visual inspiration. I can gather all the detailed info I want via the Internet, but some pretty basic and general info in one concise location would be nice. Any recommendations?
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As a beginner, I would like to have some reading material that not only provides information, but also visual inspiration. I can gather all the detailed info I want via the Internet, but some pretty basic and general info in one concise location would be nice. Any recommendations?
I can offer suggestions from many books I've bought over the yrs. However,maybe you would consider joining a local orchid society first. They welcome folks to their mtgs. and speak on various topics. Usually display tables have blooming plants that growers proudly show and you're sure to get inspiration. If it's not for you,no damage done.
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You can go to Walmart and find the book: "Orchid Basics"....or go to Barnes and Noble, there are four books there you will find very helpful for beginners.
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Denver,

Before I retired from my "real job", downsized my home & business and relocated to NC, I sold lots of orchid books. There were a few leftovers that I moved, and a couple that meet your criteria that I would highly recommend: Ortho's All about Orchids and Better Homes & Gardens Orchid Gardening. They retail for $11.95 & $19.99, respectively, but you can have them both (they're new, not used) for $15 including postage, if you want them.

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I can offer suggestions from many books I've bought over the yrs. However,maybe you would consider joining a local orchid society first. They welcome folks to their mtgs. and speak on various topics. Usually display tables have blooming plants that growers proudly show and you're sure to get inspiration. If it's not for you,no damage done.
Thanks for the suggestion, but I can tell that the orchid society is not for me. I have many other hobbies and work that takes up much of my time. I do not need to add another time commitment or I will not stay the course. I am taking Ray up on his offer to start. I love to read and look forward to the opportunity. I am, however, going to the Louisville orchid show later this month to get my first plants.
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Got Rays books today! Perfect. Lots of info a beginner such as myself needs. And lots of inspirational photos to leave lying on the coffee table.
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