This is a visually stunning guide to growing and keeping beautiful orchids - all year round. Long prized by collectors and specialist cultivators, orchids are commonly believed to be difficult to grow and maintain. In fact, many varieties are as easily grown as any other perennial. There are as many as 20,000 species with the family Orchidae, including some with the world's most flamboyant flowers. This superb book presents a selection of the most exceptional orchids anywhere, all of which can be cultivated at home. But unlike other orchid books, Four Seasons of Orchids is divided by the season in which they flower. Compiled by renowned orchid photographer Greg Alikas and orchid expert Ned Nash, this book is organized into four parts, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, making it easy for any horticulturalist to plan his or her orchid year with dazzling displays of colour. Full of magnificent photographs and accompanied by a wealth of advice, this book is as beautiful as it is useful.