Hawaii is famous for its orchids. The most recognizable Dendrobium and Vanda flowers are often used to make lei, dress up a drink, or lend a tropical touch to a visitor's hotel room. But there are many more species including terrestrial natives that can be found in the mountains and thousands of different hybrids grown by orchid enthusiasts around the islands.
Orchids in Hawaii offers an introduction to orchids and explains where and when they can be found-from flower shops to nurseries, to orchid shows and botanical gardens, all offer a different array of flowers. Filled with over 175 stunning, color photos, orchids are presented in all their glory as it's explained how many species and hybrids there are, what hybrids are, how to read labels, what types of awards are given, and how to take plants to the mainland. A must-have for orchid buyers, advice and tips are offered on what to look for before purchasing an orchid plant. A glossary and index are included.