The Board approved the creation of a SCOS Library to make available to SCOS members approximately 20 books donated by Jane Brecht to our Society.  The Brechts collected this diverse collection of books over many years.  Some are light reading about local orchid growers’ experiences such as Orchids And Serendipity, OUT WEST - Growing Cymbidium Orchids and other Flowers.  Some are basic introductions to orchids and their culture such as Orchids in Colour.  And some are very in-depth texts on a particular orchid group such as The Genus Cymbidium.  Some are quite old but you may find that it may make the read more interesting, e.g., which orchids discussed in the book are still around.

Dennis Mackewicz has volunteered to house and checkout these books to members on request.  At the end of 2010 the Board will review whether there was sufficient interest to continue this service.  Some members have also shown interest in donating additional books that they have read and think would be appropriate for our collection

Checkout Procedure

Checkouts will occur at our monthly meetings.  Make a request to Dennis by email or phone before the meeting.  He will bring it to the next meeting, have you sign a checkout card with your current contact information and expect you or someone else to bring it back at the next monthly meeting.  You can let him know if you want to make other arrangements.  He will ask someone to substitute if he cannot make a meeting.

Take advantage of this service by contacting Dennis Mackewicz:  562-430-0090 or dwmackewicz@yahoo.com

 

 

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Title

Author

Copyright

HB/PB

Pages

1

A History of the Orchid

Reinikka, Merle A.

1972

HB

316p

2

American Orchid Culture

White, Edward W.

1942

HB

276p

3

El Rancho Rinonada

Boyle, Louis M.

1946

HB

100p

4

Growing Orchids - The Specialist Orchids Grower

Rentoul, J.N.

1987

HB

208p

5

Growing Orchids at Your Windows

Kramer, Jack

1972

HB

148p

6

Japanese Flower Arrangement - Classical and Modern

Sparnon, Norman J.

1960

HB

264p

7

Orchids - Care and Cultivation

Leroy-Terquem, Gerald & Parisot, Jean

1993

PB

200p

8

Orchids And Serendipity

Freed, Hugo

1970

HB

184p

9

Orchids for Amateurs

Briscoe, T.W.

1946

HB

128p

10

Orchids for Home and Garden

Fennell, Jr., T.A.

1959

HB

160p

11

Orchids in Colour

Rittershausen, Brian & Wilma

1984

PB

192p

12

OUT WEST - Growing Cymbidium Orchids and other Flowers

Boyle, Louis M.

1952

HB

526p

13

Phalaenopsis Kingdom from Formosa

Asia Agri-business Corp.

1987

HB

299p

14

Popular Orchids

Rittershausen, Brian & Wilma

1970

PB

224p

15

Quality Cattleyas in Colour

Hsu, Chung Hsiung

1984

HB

191p

16

The Genus Cymbidium

Du Puy, David & Cribb, Phillip

1988

HB

236p

17

The Genus Phalaenopsis

Sweet, Herman R., Ph.D.

1980

HB

128p

18

The Paphiopedilum Grower's Manual

Birk, Lance A.

1983

HB

208p

19 Orchids of Papua New Guinea an introduction Millar, Andree 1978 HB 101p
20 The International Book of Orchids Hunt, Francis P. 1979 HB 173