|American Orchid Society Completely revamped! Faster, more info. A site to keep watching for their changes!|
|Read more about Dr. Eric Christenson's present involvement in the Andes to Amazon Botany Program (AABP), specially about the Orchid project in SE Peru.|
California Sierra Nevada Judging Center
|Carmel Orchid Society, one of our local societies. Nice site, also check out their newsletter.|
Joan Schimmelman's website - old DVOS members now living in Arkansas.
|Almost our sister society in Hawaii. "There are several former members of DVOS here on the Big Island of Hawai'i. There's Floyd & Marlene Lundquist, ourselves -- Stan & Dale Dinsmore, Pauline Brault. and on the Kona side of the Island is Sue Tesien."|
|Jay Pfahl's site is the best place I know for checking out information on orchid species.|
Lotte and Thomas Orchideen - This Austrian site (in English and German) is dedicated to different orchid propagation techniques (seed sowing, nodes). Lots of practical information. Native orchids of Austria info is a bonus.
|Read more about Lou Jost's adventurous discoveries in the Andes of Ecuador as well as his scientific publications, artwork and projects in progress at his website www.loujost.com|
|Napa Valley Orchid Society, one of our local societies, check out their newsletter.|
|A local site with a lot of great pictures, slides shows etc.|
|Published quarterly by The Orchid Digest Corporation for the purpose of increasing the appreciation and improving the culture of orchids.|
|A site in Belgium calling themselves the Orchid Guide. A really attractive site with some great pictures and a lot of useful links.|
|The Orchid House||A Canadian site with a lot of useful info including growing orchids under lights, judging and what I use the site for is finding the correct spelling and abbreviations of hybrids and species. (Unfortunately it's a little slow so be patient.)|
|San Francisco based nonprofit that raises funds for grassroots AIDS organizations through the sale of donated orchids.|
|A new site for everything orchid related. Everything from orchid links, an email newsletter, growing info, pests etc.|
|Orchid Species Culture||Culture sheets available, TONS of info from Marg and Charlie Baker.|
|Orchid species photographs by Eric Hunt www.orchidphotos.org|
|A site dedicated to local AOS awards - webmaster Kathy Barrett.|
|www.phals.net Kathy found this one: " It has pictures of phal species and their primary hybrids, showing each parent and the resultant cross."|
PhragWeb - A site dedicated to Phagmipedium, Mexipedium and Selenipedium. Info and pictures of species and hybrids with full breeding details of most (all?) the phrag hybrids.
Orchid & Flower Photography and Talks by Ron Parsons
|More here than I first thought.|
|This site includes the International Orchid Register, good for research on species and crosses.|
A great photo site from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
|The American Orchid Society's Bookstore||More orchid books than you can shake a stick at!|
|Powell's New and Used Books||In Portland Oregon, wonderful reputation!|
|TimberPress||The Bakers' publisher as well as many others|
|McQuerry's Orchid Books||McQuerry's Used and New Orchid Books. Run by Mary Noble.|
|The Gardening Launchpad Go to the orchids section, some info but a LOT of useful links!|
|The Orchid Mall The starting point for all your orchid searches. One heck of a lot of info and links! The Granddaddy of orchid sale and info sites.|
This is the best "links" site I've seen, with links to over 1000 orchid related sites including vendors, organizations and discussion forums. The site is well organized and gives an up to date thumbnail of each site. One nice feature is the ability to rate for you favorite sites so check it out. (Vote for us!)
Commercial Grower's Websites
|Andy's Orchids specializes in mounted Orchid Species: "Orchids on a Stick"|
|Camp Lot A Noise Tropicals (CLAN): A commercial Orchid hobby, specializing in Orchid Species, but have Orchid hybrids and other tropical plants, too. A commercial site but with lots of good information.|
Diablo Orchids: Online Shop specializing in an interesting selection of usual and unusual species from around the world.
Gold Country Orchids: Specializing in Award Quality Miniature and Compact Cattleyas and Phalaenopsis.
Grower and hybridizer of quality orchids, Vista, California
|White Oak Orchids is an orchid nursery located in Pacifica, just south of San Francisco. White Oak Orchids specializes in species orchids (The Weird and the Wonderful), as well as, a wide variety of orchid hybrids.|
OrchidSafari Chat Group - A loose conglomeration of enthusiasts from around the world. Offering chat topics by noted speakers on Wednesdays, open chat the rest of the time.
Orchid Forums - Online orchid forum that have been around for two or three years.
If you want to waste some time, check out some of the Orchid Blogs - personal diaries of our fellow orchid growers.
Other Computer Related Resources
These next 3 sources of information are invaluable, and I highly recommend you join them.
Orchid Guide Digest - an email list which comes daily in digest form. A venue to talk about orchids with people from all walks of life. An extremely knowledgeable source, and immediate too! To subscribe send the command: subscribe orchids-digest in the body of the message to email@example.com.
Orchid Discussion Online - send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and put 'subscribe' in the subject header. Run unselfishly by Rod Venger. The idea is the same as Orchid Guide digest. It also has a search engine, so you can look up past topics. This group is a little more user friendly. It discourages flame wars and is non commercial.
Usenet Newsgroup - rec.gardens.orchids This requires you to configure your browser to receive Usenet news groups. Contact your ISP for details on how to do that.