A Gardener's Directory of Orchids, Collecting and cultivating beautiful orchids
This authoritative guide has a round-the-world tour of the range of tropical and temperate habitats in which orchids are found, as well as an explanation of the main orchid types. Wilma and Brian Rittershusen come from a family of orchid experts that have had an orchid nursery in Devon, England, since the 1920s. Their international reputation is reflected in a clientele as far flung as Australia and the United States. They lecture and write on orchids and have published a number of important books on the subject, including the New Plant Library: Orchids in association with Andrew Mikolajski. Wilma writes regularly for various orchid magazines while Brian is a regular judge at all the major orchid shows and consistently wins gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show.