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About Orchids, a Chat

Gelesen von Peter Yearsley

(4,769 Sterne; 13 Bewertungen)

This is not a manual of instruction for orchid growers; though there are many hints on cultivation, and a few paragraphs on how to hybridize. The author is just an enthusiastic amateur orchid lover. He takes the reader on a wander through the dangers and consequences of hunting orchids in the tropical jungles of the nineteenth century, and chats about the extreme peculiarities of orchid growth, behaviour and structure, colouring the essays with his own experiences and with his delight in cultivating these beautiful plants. Beware! A new hobby beckons! (Summary by Peter Yearsley) (6 hr 0 min)

Chapters

01 - Preface; Chapter One: My Gardening, Section 1

15:31

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02 - Chapter One: My Gardening, Sections 2 & 3

21:24

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03 - Chapter Two: An Orchid Sale

24:03

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04 - Chapter Three: Orchids

25:44

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05 - Chapter Four: Cool Orchids, Section 1

31:16

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06 - Chapter Four: Cool Orchids, Section 2

28:30

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07 - Chapter Five: Warm Orchids, Section 1

25:27

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08 - Chapter Five: Warm Orchids,Section 2

25:30

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09 - Chapter Six: Hot Orchids, Section 1

27:59

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10 - Chapter Six: Hot Orthids, Section 2

24:00

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11 - Chapter Seven: The Lost Orchid

13:52

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12 - Chapter Eight: An Orchid Farm, Section 1

21:58

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13 - Chapter Eight: An Orchid Farm, Section 2

18:45

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14 - Chapter Nine: Orchids and Hybridizing, Section 1

27:43

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Chapter Nine: Orchids and Hybridizing, Section 2

28:21

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Bewertungen

Good if you like orchids

(5 Sterne)

I like orchids so I enjoyed this book. It is quite low-key,; I used it to help me fall asleep when feeling anxious. It workde great for this. The only thing I didn't like was when he talked about how they harvested orchids from the jungle when this book was written. It seemed terribly wasteful and hurt the environmentalist in me.