Orchid lovers of all levels will delight in this unique approach to selecting new and exciting varieties of fragrant orchids. More than 100 different orchids are profiled here, with exquisite images of each, and salient details are included for another 355 enticing varieties. Profiles include cultivation information and detailed notes on each fragrance, which can range from elegant and sophisticated to downright pungent, from fruity and spicy to medicinal, from light and fresh to heavy and intoxicating. With some 20,000 fragrant orchids available today, orchid enthusiasts will appreciate this first-ever guide to choosing, growing, and showcasing orchids with the right look and most enjoyable scents, including cinnamon, chocolate, lemon, and vanilla.
Steven A. Frowine is a professional horticulturist, a consultant to the green industry, an avid gardener, and an active garden writer and speaker. He has tended orchids at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii and at Missouri Botanical Garden, where he managed one of the largest orchid collections in the United States. Steven has written for Fine Gardening and National Gardening, as well as weekly gardening columns for the Pittsburgh Post and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He has appeared on national television talk shows including Martha Stewart Living, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Victory Garden, and CBS Morning News. He is a board member of the National Gardening Association and has served on the boards of the Garden Writers of America and the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta. A much sought-after speaker, Steven is noted for his thorough knowledge, keen sense of humor, and excellent photography.