Don't let the German name be a deterrent, the web site is available in English. I even made sure you arrive at the English version.
More on-line store for purchasing orchids, but they do a great job describing what they sell, how best to grow it and excellent photography. This is a great resource for researching how to grow orchids.
I use there general orchid class information on this web site.
A personal data management system designed with orchid growers in mind. Online community and information repository for commercial orchid growers, hybridizers, advanced hobbyists and My Orchid Vault customers. Owned and operated by Sapphire Dragon Orchids. San Fernando Valley, California, USA.
Editor's Note: This is a database software package that the user creates an inventory from their collection. Orchids Plus is an existing database that has the background information, culture information, parentage, and so much more, that a user can access. AOS judges like the software so much, it is strongly recommended that they make use of it as a foundation for judging orchids. For more information on Orchid Plus and a "lighter" version, click here.
Thanks for visiting the Orchid Conservation Coalition.
The Orchid Conservation Coalition (OCC) is a grassroots organization made up of people, orchid societies, and orchid businesses dedicated to raising awareness and money for orchid conservation. It is through networking that people and organizations concerned with orchid conservation can be the most effective. The exchange of information among participants and non-profit orchid conservation organizations will make conservation a real aspect of orchid growing for the average orchid grower and orchid society. They can actively engage in and contribute to orchid conservation.
1% for Orchid Conservation (1%FOC) - Orchid Societies and businesses that participate in 1% FOC commit to budget 1% or more of their net revenue towards in situ orchid conservation projects of their choice. Through 1% for Orchid Conservation we want to create a network of orchid societies and businesses to raise money for in situ orchid conservation. The Orchid Conservation Coalition does not take donations or distribute money.
The magazine is published 4 times a year, not including special issues. Subscriptions start at $40.00 per year. On the web site you can browse excerpts from current and past issues, and in the NVOS library are back issues that you can check out for free.
Welcome to Hoalanvietnam.org, the Web site of the Orange County Vietnamese Orchid Society, a nonprofit organization.
Our Web site was created in August 2004 by Vietnamese orchid lovers in Southern California. Our aim was to help people understand orchids, especially those species that thrive in the wilderness of Vietnam. Since we started, we have had more than 10 million viewers from all over the world.
Most of the articles are written in Vietnamese. Some of the articles are translated from lectures originally written in English by authors such as Dr. Leonid V. Averyanov from University Komarov in Saint Petersburg, Russia; Dr. Karel Petrzelka of Czechoslovakia; and Botanist Gruss Olaf of Germany. At this site, you will find many pictures, stories, poems, paintings, music, and video clips about the most beautiful, most striking, and most glamorous orchids. To find them (on their web site), please click on the links in the column on the left hand side of the main page.
• Lan Rừng VN từ A-Z = Pictures of Wild Orchids of VN from A-Z
• Tranh Hoa lan = Orchid paintings
• Hoa lan & truyền thông = Video clips(# 13,14, 16)
• Thư viện hình ảnh = Pictures of our society activities and orchid collections of Vietnamese growers from around the world.
Going forward, we hope to translate more short stories, poems, and research papers into English and enable all orchid lovers to share their varied experiences with this most fascinating flower.
Editor's Note: Although not perfect, here is a link translated to English using an on-line translator. It is not perfect but could be of some help.
Although Jane and Rod Carpenter have retired in 2007, the web site remains as a source for beginners and novices.
We started with one greenhouse and a desire to grow these lovely plants. Now we are 4 greenhouses strong and over 7,000 blooming size plants. Since our beginning, we have won many show awards and several A.O.S. (American Orchid Society) judging’s for our outstanding plants. We have also developed over the years, several new crosses which have proven to be remarkable.
Everyone asks the same question when coming to the nursery…
What does JA-RO-CA stand for?
The nursery was named after its owners: Janet (JA) and Rod (RO) Carpenter (CA).
Editors Note: Reprinted AOS culture sheets, so novices and experienced growers can skip this.
AboutOrchids.com offers information about basic care for common orchids. Orchids are very diverse plants that grow in wide varieties of environments all over the world, but this site focuses on the most common kinds of orchids available for sale and which are best suited for beginners. If you find that one of these tips or techniques is not working for you, check our resources to help you do some more research about your plant to find more advanced care information.
The first step to taking care of your orchid is learning what kind of orchid it is. Most of the orchids commonly found for sale are hybrids that have been created specifically for their flowers and ease of care in homes and offices.
Features include pest and disease info, plant identification, photo gallery, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), forum, and a blog. Web site is owned and maintained by Marc Cohen. San Francisco, California, USA.
OrchidWire is designed, coded, and maintained by Wendell Kozak. He is in on Vancouver Island, off the west coast of Canada's mainland. He started this project in 1996 as "Pollinia". Pollinia was a web directory, combined with a web crawler, that indexed only orchid-related sites. Both the crawling and serving was done over a dedicated 56K modem! In 1999 HeI registered the orchidwire.com domain name. Since that time the site has undergone many changes. The main focus now is on making OrchidWire the most comprehensive source for orchid site listings available!
Listings are free. The Napa Valley Orchid Society is included on this site.
This site is visited by people from over 120 countries every month. I hope you enjoy your visit here, and discover many interesting sites about orchids. Please come back often!
Editor's note: I used this web source, focusing on "United States > California" and listed many of those web sites (links) on this web site.
Version 1.0 Features:
- Complete user manual with detailed screenshots and tips for using the software
- All AOS awards since 1932 through March 2014 (with update capabilities to stay current)
- Over 67,000 award images
- Award searches by numerous criteria including award number, genus, name, cultivar, award class, date range, exhibitor, event, event location, center or latest awards
- RHS hybrid data with typical updates a few times per year (under license from the RHS)
- WCSPF species data with typical updates a few times per year (under license from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)
- Orchids Search (searches RHS and WCSPF data simultaneously) with the ability to search by genus, name, species/hybrid/all, registrant surname and registration date range
- List of all genera with pronunciation guide for genus and make-up of hybrid
- Hybrid parent search
- Grex and progeny searches
- Synonym search
- Image search by genus and species/hybrid or by photographer
- Full family trees with award photos where applicable
- Judging handbook, training aids manual, style book and AOS list of judges
- Species Identification Task Force forms
- AOS specialty awards
- Digitally delivered software, data and image updates and more
- Improved support with online help desk (new answers being added regularly)
A video review of the software can be found here (be advised, no sound so do not adjust your volume)
Available for Microsoft empowered PCs only.
PRICE: $58.50 (USD)