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Our library is switching to request-based borrowing. The list of our entire collection of books and periodicals is now available for viewing on the KOS website. You can request books and magazines in person by speaking with our Librarian Ken Pearce.

 

 

Content of Kingston Orchid Society Library

 

 

 

 

 

Name of the Book

Author / Year /Publisher

1

 All about growing Orchids

Endorsed by AOS

 

* This book was donated to KOS by Norma Henry

1988, Ortho Books

 

 

 

2

A Book of Orchids

Carl Withner

 

 

1988, Friedman Group Book

 

 

 

3

Botanical Orchids and how to grow them

Jack Kramer

 

 

1998, Garden Art Press

 

 

 

4

The Complete book of Orchid growing

Peter McKenzie Black

 

 

1980, Ward Lock limited

 

 

 

5

Exotic Orchids

Ed. Wilma Rittershausen

 

Successful indor gardening

1989, HPBooks

 

* This book was donated to KOS by Norma Henry

 

 

 

 

6

A Gardener's guide to growing of Orchids

Wilma and Brian Rittershausen

 

A complete guide to cultivation and care

2001, Anness Publishing

 

 

 

7

A Gardener's directory of Orchids

Wilma and Brian Rittershausen

 

Collecting and cultivating beautiful orchids

2001, Anness Publishing

 

 

 

8

The Genus Paphiopedilum

Phillip Gribb

 

A Kew magazine monograph

1987, Timber Press

 

 

 

9

Growing Orchids: Cynbidiums and Slippers

J.N. Rentoul

 

Book one

1980, University of Washington

 

 

 

10

Growing Orchids: The cattleyas and other Epiphytes

J.N. Rentoul

 

Book two

1989, Lothian Publishing Co.

 

 

 

11

Growing Orchids

 

 

A cultural handbook prepared by the American Orchid Society

1993 Revised Edition

 

* This book was donated to KOS by Norma Henry

 

 

 

 

12

Growing orchids at your window

Jack Kramer

 

 

1972, Hawthorn Books

 

 

 

13

Growing Orchids under lights

Charles Marden Fitch

 

 

1997, American Orchid Society

 

 

 

14

Growing successful Orchids in the greenhouse and

Mark Isaac-Williams

 

conservatory

2003, Guild of Master Craftsman


 

 

 

 

15

A Guide to Orchids of the world

M. Hodgson, R.Paine,

 

 

N. Anderson 1991, HarperCollins

 

 

 

16

Handbook on Orchid culture

American Orchid Society

 

 

1988 Revised Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

The Illustrated encyclopedia of Orchids

Edited by Alec Pridgeon

 

over 1100 species illustrated and identified

1998, Timber Press

 

 

 

18

Manual of Orchids

Ed. Jouce Stewart

 

The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary

1995, Timber Press

 

 

 

19

The Manual of cultivated Orchid species

H.Bechtel, P.Cribb, E. Launert

 

 

1998, MIT Press

 

 

 

20

A Masdevallia cultural guide

William Ames Rhodehamel

 

 

1988, self published

 

 

 

21

Orchids

Peter Taylor

 

The Color Nature Library

1979, Crescent Books

 

 

 

22

Orchids

Mike Tibbs and Ray Bilton

 

An Illustrated identifier and guide to cultivation

1990, Quintet Book

 

* This book was donated to KOS by Ann Mansey

 

 

 

 

23

Orchid care: A guide to cultivation and breeding

Walter Richter

 

 

1982, VNR

 

 

 

24

Orchids for Dummies

Steven A. Frowine

 

 

2005, Wiley Publishing

 

 

 

25

Orchids for every home

Wilma and Brian Rittershausen

 

 

2004, Readers Digest

 

 

 

26

Orchid growing basics

Gustav Schoser

 

* This book was donated to KOS by Norma Henry

1993, Sterling Publishing

 

 

 

27

The orchids of Bruce & Grey

Bruce-Grey Plant Committee

 

A guide to the Orchids of Bruce and Grey Counties, Ontario

1999, Owen Sound

 

 

 

28

Orchids simplified: An indoor gardening guide

Henry Jaworski

28a

2 copies of this book available

1992, Chapters

 

 

 

29

Orchid species culture: Dendrobium

M.L. Baker and C.O. Baker

 

 

1996, Timber Press


 

30

Orchid territory, A comic novel

Mary Motes


 

DVD

 

 

Orchid Pests and Disease

Canadian Orchid Congress 2006

 

 

 

 

Periodicals

 

 

 

 

 

American Orchid Society magazine

 

 

Orchids

 

 

1996

12 issues

 

1997

12 issues

 

1998

12 issues

 

1999

Only 3 issues available

 

 

Dec., May and Sept.

 

2000

11 issues, June is missing

 

2001

11 issues, Dec is missing

 

2002

12 issues

 

2003

12 issues

 

2004

9 issues

 

 

Jan, May, June are missing

 

2005

11 issues, April missing

 

2006

12 issues

 

2007

8 issues

 

 

Jan., Feb., June, Nov. missing

 

2008

Jan to June, May is missing

 

 

 

 

American Orchid Society

 

 

Bulletin

 

 

1984

12 issues

 

1989

12 issues

 

1990

12 issues

 

1991

12 issues

 

1993

12 issues

 

1995

12 issues

 

1999

12 issues