This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
At the October meeting of the Germantown Horticultural Society, two species of Stanhopea were exhibited in bloom, filling the hall with their delicious odor, and which plants had been simply hanging out in their baskets on the branch of a tree all Summer. They were exhibited chiefly to show how easily this class of orchids could be grown. One plant, Stanhopea occulata, had six flowers in its truss. Probably a large number of summer-blooming orchids could be grown in this way. In a recent number of the American Farmer, we find a concise list furnished by Capt. Chas. H. Snow, whose articles on Orchid Culture in our magazine, the readers well remember. This is the list :
"Dendrobium nobile, blooms from January to May; D. transparens, from January to May; D. Wardianum, from January to May, D. heterocarpum, December •, D. moniliforme, December; Cattleya Mossise, May and June; C. labiata, from August to November; C. Warnerii, May and June; C. citrina, May, June and July; C. Trianaei, December; C. Harrisonii, August; Laelia anceps, December; L. albida, April; L. autumnalis, from November to January; L. Perrini, November; L. crispa, July; Lycaste aromatica, early summer; L. Skinnerii, from January to June; Odontoglussum grande, October; O. Insleyii, from December to January; Oncidium crispum, June; 0. Cavendishii,December; 0. leucochilum, from May to July; 0. divaricatum, Winter; O. Barkerii, October; Coelogyne cristata, February; Epidendrum vitellinum, from January to July; E. nemorale, June; Miltonia Candida, August; M. Clowesii, August; Tricopilia suavis, April and May: T. coccinea, April; T. tortilis, a Summer and Winter variety. Stanhopeas in variety should be grown in open baskets.
Vanda teres, June and July; Zygopetalum, in variety, December and January; Cypripedium insigne, December and January".
Following the above, the Captain adds : "This list could be made much longer, but these are all handsome species, not costly, and remain long in bloom, except the Stanhopeas".