About Orchids, a Chat


Read by Peter Yearsley

(4.7 stars; 6 reviews)

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