||There are many good orchid web sites but these are some of our favorites:
This site for the American Orchids Society is packed with useful information and publishes a great magazine.
The web site for The Orchid Digest, another great standard (75 years) offering its orchid magazine with amazing photos.
A site which has been collecting and organizing orchid sites since the beginning. Especially good for finding vendors.
A gorgeous and informative site from Paupa, New Guinea.
Sally Robertson is a well-known water color painter and has a beautiful site of orchid, rose, and other flower watercolors. Originals and well as prints are for sale on the site.
Orchid listings for 67 countries.
The Florida site for Orchidmania
Orchid Pests and Diseases
Clear, useful photos and information.
The Peruvian Orchid Club. Great email magazine.
Find commercial orchid growers in the U.S.
The Royal Horticultural Society
An excellent software research tool for species and hybrid information, with photos. Well worth the price.
Jay Pfahl's amazing list of 12,456 orchid spices and growing. Free (but send him some money)
"Google" the name of any orchid and you will find out more than you ever wanted to know. Same for "YouTube" orchid repotting demonstrations. Someday I'll have time to watch them all and let you know what I think. But watching someone repot can be very helpful.
My current favorite books (Don't forget Books!)
Orchids, A Golden Guide
by Shuttleworth/Zim/Dillon, revised by Pridgeon
The most information for the least money. Illustrations and short descriptions of a surprising number of genera. Entirely charming.
Orchid Growing Illustrated
by Brian and Wilma Ritterhausen
Most anything by the Ritterhausens is good, clearly written, with helpful pictures and lots of practical information.
Home Orchid Growing
by Rebecca Northern
A more advanced book on orchid culture, no one should be without this classic. Getting harder to find, but worth the work.
The Wild Orchids of California
by Ronald Coleman
Very informative if you want to look for the Orchids in California
Cattleyas and Their Relatives (in 5 volumes)
by Carl Withner
A really impressive work on the Cattleya alliance species. Lots of good information, beautifully organized.
Orchids Species Culture
by Margaret and Charles Baker
A series of books packed with very specific information as to climate and habitat of different species. See their web page too for great information.
Dendrobium and Its Relatives
Lavarack, Harris, Stocker
A great resource for Dendrobium lovers. Cultural information and photos
Isobyl La Croix
Solid general information and photos of all the major orchid types
A great read. Eric has traveled and talked with orchid people all over the world.
Orchids of Mexico
Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez, Dressler
A truely great resource.