Author(s): JN RENTOUL


GROWING ORCHIDS THE HYBRID STORY by JN Rentoul. In this the last book of his world-renowned GROWING ORCHIDS series Jim Rentoul tackles the complex history of hybridisation. Attracted by the wealth of varied species which plant collectors were sending back to Europe from all over the world last century, growers began the cross-breeding that has developed today into a refined science. More importantly, it has provided growers with the thousands of exotic and beautiful plants which are commonly available today. As well as providing a historical overview for the first time for the general reader and the orchid grower, the book enables specialist growers to trace the 'pedigrees' of their favourite hybrids back to their beginnings in the hothouses of mid-ninteteenth century Europe. The book contains over 170 colour photographs of orchid hybrid flowers - the spectacular and the strange, the wonderful and the weird, the beautiful and the bizzare - in all the major genera. Jim Rentould grew orchids for over fifty years. This practical experience enabled him to give an eminently sensible and authoritative view of the conflicting theories and opinions and the unsolved enigmas of the orchid hybrid story. Bookseller Inventory # 002891 ISBN: 9780850914429 Title: GROWING ORCHIDS THE HYBRID STORY Author: RENTOUL JN Year: 1991 Format: PAPERBACK  Pages: 200 Dimension: 245mm X 185mm

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