Collector's Items

When you reach the point where orchids bought at your local home improvement center or grocery store no longer satisfy you, you have probably been bitten by the "orchid bug". The orchids listed at left will inspire you to meet new challenges and guide you toward building a diverse orchid collection.

Welcome to Collector's Items, a selection of choice and favorite species and hybrids for orchid collectors. Some are popular and well represented in the trade, others may require some hunting to track them down. Some are suitable for beginners. others can present maddening challenges even for experienced growers. Each entry is a portrait of a an orchid hand-picked for its classic beauty, exotic fragrance, classic good looks, historical significance or unusual qualities.