About Orchids, a Chat

Frederick BOYLE (1841 - 1914)

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)

Genre(s): Nature, Gardening

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Preface; Chapter One: My Gardening, Section 1 Peter Yearsley
00:15:31
Play 02 02 - Chapter One: My Gardening, Sections 2 & 3 Peter Yearsley
00:21:24
Play 03 03 - Chapter Two: An Orchid Sale Peter Yearsley
00:24:03
Play 04 04 - Chapter Three: Orchids Peter Yearsley
00:25:44
Play 05 05 - Chapter Four: Cool Orchids, Section 1 Peter Yearsley
00:31:16
Play 06 06 - Chapter Four: Cool Orchids, Section 2 Peter Yearsley
00:28:30
Play 07 07 - Chapter Five: Warm Orchids, Section 1 Peter Yearsley
00:25:27
Play 08 08 - Chapter Five: Warm Orchids,Section 2 Peter Yearsley
00:25:30
Play 09 09 - Chapter Six: Hot Orchids, Section 1 Peter Yearsley
00:27:59
Play 10 10 - Chapter Six: Hot Orthids, Section 2 Peter Yearsley
00:24:00
Play 11 11 - Chapter Seven: The Lost Orchid Peter Yearsley
00:13:52
Play 12 12 - Chapter Eight: An Orchid Farm, Section 1 Peter Yearsley
00:21:58
Play 13 13 - Chapter Eight: An Orchid Farm, Section 2 Peter Yearsley
00:18:45
Play 14 14 - Chapter Nine: Orchids and Hybridizing, Section 1 Peter Yearsley
00:27:43
Play 15 Chapter Nine: Orchids and Hybridizing, Section 2 Peter Yearsley
00:28:21