There are lots of ways to enrich an orchid collection. As with many things the more you understand about the plants the more you can appreciate them. Orchids are not just beautiful flowers; they are living creatures intricately involved in complex ecosystems all over the world.

We don't intend to write an orchid thesis here. There is a wealth of information about orchids available on the Web and there are many excellent books on orchids. Look at our
resources page for help with finding good information. The point here is that once you start pondering different aspects of the orchid family there are a great many ways to enjoy a collection. We want to encourage you to see your plants in a larger perspective by specializing in a certain area.

Here are some of the ways to specialize your collection. Let us know what other ideas you have or if there is any way we can help you pursue your collection goals.

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