Hawai‘i’s love affair with orchids began in the early 1950’s when a few enterprising growers made the delicate plants affordable for your everyday, “garden variety” hobbyist. Today, Hawai‘i is famous for it’s orchids. With only three of its own native species out of the more than 35,000 species of orchid world wide, it seems unlikely but true. Orchids in Hawai‘i offers an introduction to orchids and explains where and when they can be found, describes species, hybrids, and how to read labels as well as how to take plants to the mainland. Filled with over 175 stunning photos it is truly the best guide a budding orchid enthusiast could pick up.

Author: Ted Green