Orchid lovers will delight in this guide of practical and inspirational information to indoor cultivation. Published in association with the American Orchid Society, specialists present the newest, most exciting, and most spectacular tropical varieties. This informative book clearly explains orchid classification and naming systems and offers helpful advice for making orchids thrive. Much of the book is an encyclopedia organized by orchid genus or by alliance, a group sharing many common characteristics that can be interbred. From the Brooklyn Botanic Garden series that The New York Times calls a "brilliant collection of gardening books."