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Book: AOS Guide to Growing Orchids
Shares the advice of 24 respected orchid horticulturists who explain what is necessary to succeed with orchids. Softback, color pictures.
starting at
$13.00
Book: AOS Guide to Pests and Diseases
Everything you need to know to identify and control whatever may be ailing your orchid, whether insects, bacteria or fungi. Softback, color pictures.
starting at
$13.00
Book: Diamonds and Disas
Book: Diamonds and Disas
By Harold Koopowitz.  2016.  A novel.  Emeritus UCI botanist Dr. Harold Koopowitz transplants his “Orchid Tales” characters from the genre of genteel historical fiction to that of modern action and adventure.  Facing a variety of perils, familiar friends and newcomers race across the South African countryside in search of a new species of Disa.   The fascinating plants, animals, and rocks of Namaqualand are interwoven into the story.   Paperback with 319 pages.   All book proceeds will be donated to the Orchid Digest Publication Fund.

We are so honored that Harold will be the guest author at our 2016 SBOE Summer Open House, July 8-10th. Harold will speak on South African orchids and other plants at 7:30 pm Friday July 8, 2016 at a joint meeting of the Orchid Society of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Cymbidium Society, in Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 909 North La Cumbre Road, Santa Barbara.

Signed books will be shipped after Summer Open House (week of July 11). 
Orchid of the Day: June 23, 2016
starting at
$20.00
Book: Discovering New World Orchids
Book: Discovering New World Orchids
By Steve Manning. A colorful and fascinating visual and literary history of the personalities, expeditions, and orchid discoveries in the Americas. The hard-cover volume of 669 pages includes quotations from collectors like Bateman, Lindley, and Sanders; beautifully reproduced classical illustrations of many kinds of New World Orchids; and contemporary photos of Masdevallias and other Pleurothallids.
Orchid of the Day: June 28, 2016
starting at
$96.00
Book: From the Hand of God to the Miracles of Orchids
Book: From the Hand of God to the Miracles of Orchids
By AOS past president Milton Carpenter. 2012. Part autobiography, part highlights of Everglades Orchids breeding program, part vignettes of orchid friends and others. This engaging 217-page hardbound book contains over 170 beautiful photographs, most of them color, including over 100 images of orchids.
One hardcover book, one Christian music CD, one orchid story DVD. Signed by the author.
Orchid of the Day: June 30, 2016
starting at
$39.95
Book: Of Men and Orchids - Part 1
Book: Of Men and Orchids - Part 1
By Rudolf Jenny. 2015. Each of the 21 chapters presents a fascinating glimpse into orchid history, which is richly brought to life with may historical images and modern photos. 302 pages. We here at SBOE can mail prospective buyers an example copy of the 2-page table of contents. Books can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
Orchid of the Day: July 9, 2016
starting at
$150.00
Book: Orchid Tales -The Adventures of George and Matilda
Book: Orchid Tales -The Adventures of George and Matilda
By Harold Koopowitz.  2014.  Fiction.  Fiction?  Yes, FICTION.  Twenty-one short stories to be exact.  Emeritus UCI botanist Dr. Harold Koopowitz lets his hair down to delight us with lighthearted orchid stories set at various important times of orchid discovery.   The twist is the same fictional characters are at the center of each story.  A very easy read with enough about orchids to interest the orchidist, but enough humor to amuse the non-orchidist.  Paperback with 340 pages.   All book proceeds will be donated to the Orchid Digest Publication Fund.

We are so honored that Harold will be the guest author at our 2016 SBOE Summer Open House, July 8-10th. Harold will speak on South African orchids and other plants at 7:30 pm Friday July 8, 2016 at a joint meeting of the Orchid Society of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Cymbidium Society, in Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 909 North La Cumbre Road, Santa Barbara.

Signed books will be shipped after the Summer Open House (week of July 11). 
Orchid of the Day: June 17, 2016
starting at
$20.00
Book: Slipper Orchids of Borneo , Second Edition
Book: Slipper Orchids of Borneo , Second Edition
By Phillip Cribb. 2014. Building strongly on the first edition, this second edition includes : five additional Phaphiopedillum species and varieties ( inamorii, ooii, rothschildianum var. elliottianum, platyphyllum, and sugiyamamum ), an expanded general discussion of Phaphiopedillum classificarion, a new historical section with biographies of plant collectors and botanists in Borneo, and many new photos and drawings throughout the book. Soft-bound with 160 pages. Signed by the author.
Books can only be shipped to US addresses. For shipping to other countries, order directly from the publisher in Borneo at www.nhpborneo.com
Orchid of the Day: July 5, 2016
starting at
$33.00
Book: The Genus Calanthe
Book: The Genus Calanthe
By Dudley Clayton and Phillip Cribb. 2013. A definitive compilation of the 207 species of this lovely pan-tropical "genus". Includes surprising DNA results in the phylogeny chapter by Professor Tomohisa Yukawa. This 411 page, hardbound book contains 92 drawings, 11 color paintings, 273 color photographs, a key, and biographical notes. Signed by Cribb.
Books can only be shipped to US addresses. For shipping to other countries, order directly from the publisher in Borneo at www.nhpborneo.com
Orchid of the Day: July 6, 2016
starting at
$82.00
Book: The Genus Cymbidium
Book: The Genus Cymbidium
By David Du Puy and Phillip Cribb. 2007. Indispensable volume for Cymbidium enthusiasts and breeders alike. This revised edition includes many more habitat photographs, updated taxonomy (including the results from recent DNA studies), distribution maps, and at least eight new species! Hardcover with 369 pages. Signed by Cribb.
Orchid of the Day: July 7, 2016
starting at
$109.00
Book: The Pictorial Encyclopedia Of Oncidium Second Edition
Book: The Pictorial Encyclopedia Of Oncidium Second Edition
Illustrated by Harry Zelenko and others. Edited by Mark Chase. 2003. This second edition beautifully illustrates individual flowers of 850 species and unidentified types from the colorful and graceful Oncidium Alliance. Each of the 65 taxonomic sections are described by an essay and illustrated with a painting of the whole plant . Hardbound, 147 pages, signed by Mark Chase.
Orchid of the Day: June 29, 2016
starting at
$50.00
Book: The Stanhopea Book
Book: The Stanhopea Book
By Rudolf Jenny. 2010. This first edition documents 65 species of Stanhopea and 2 of Embreea plus hybrids of these fantastic orchids from South and Central America. The hard-cover volume includes extensive taxonomic references and is 496 pages in length. There are 865 photographs and botanical illustrations, most of which are in color. Books can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
Orchid of the Day: July 8, 2016
starting at
$245.00
Book: Vanilla Orchids Natural History and Cultivation
Book: Vanilla Orchids Natural History and Cultivation
By Ken Cameron. 2011. A most delightful read authored by an expert botanist who has also been nationally honored for his public speaking and writing. This book describes the taxonomy and distribution of many species of Vanilla and related genera. The remainder intricately describes the transformation from pale-green, scentless flowers on a tropical vine, to the dark, fragrant liquid in our kitchen cupboards. Interspersed throughout are stories and artifacts chronicling a variety of interactions between people and Vanilla, including Thomas Jefferson's vanilla ice cream recipe. Hardbound book with 212 pages, including 140 mostly color plates (on 64 pages).

We are so honored that Ken Cameron will be the guest author at our 2015 SBOE Summer Open House, July 10-12. Ken will speak on Vanilla at 7:30pm Friday July 10th, 2015, at a joint meeting of the Orchid Society of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Cymbidium Society, in Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 909 North La Cumbre Road, Santa Barbara.

Unsigned books can be ordered now. Signed books can be reserved now, either for in-person signing here at our Summer Open House, or for shipping after July 12, 2015.
Orchid of the Day: May 17, 2015
starting at
$25.00
Book: Wild Orchids of California
Book: Wild Orchids of California
By Ronald Coleman. 2002. A beautiful and informative book! A great field guide for all adventurous California orchid lovers! Describes 32 species in 11 genera. 201 pages of text, including maps, figures and tables, with 40 pages of color plates. Softcover.
Orchid of the Day: June 27, 2016
starting at
$25.00

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