The internet is rapidly becoming the best resource for exploring, researching and of course discovering orchids. Nothing will replace the feel, smell and quality of books, however books are outdated once printed. There are all kinds of web sites around the world that provide high-definition photos, and cultural information in general, and specific to a particular orchid. With this information in hand - anyone can improve their ability to successfully grow and more important, re-bloom orchids. Failure is not to be feared. True - the loss of an orchid might cause a person to second-guess their skills in growing and appreciating orchids, but every successful grower has a death toll count. They just do not talk about it, but rather learn from it. It is from these mistakes that improvement in growing can be achieved.
If the brief descriptions of web sites here entices you to visit the actual web site, just click the text just to the right of the "Read More" image (example image on the right) and a pop-up will open displaying the web site of interest. Also on the right-hand side of each listing is a running total of the number of other orchid explorers accessing that same link. Eventually, links will be displayed in order of most popular first.
All items in this section are tagged. This is another advantage of this web site. Click on any tag, and you will be able to review every item (articles, web links, and more) that has the same tag. This makes searching for specific information (for example - Cymbidiums) much easier. Tags appear on the left hand side just underneath the "read more" image.
If you know of a web site that is not included here, but should be, just let me know by sending word to This also includes your own thoughts and opinions about the web sites listed here. Your input can help others. The same e-mail address can be used for concerns and complaints and reporting of any links that no longer function.