This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The old notion that orchids must have expensive houses and expensive skill before they can be successfully grown, has been very much against their culture. A few days ago we saw a Stanhopea with sixteen flowers expanded at once, and which simply had its basket hung under trees all summer; and here before us is a letter of a friend at Troy, N. Y., who says, "I commenced my collection as window plants, and grew them for several years just as other window plants. Now I have a small house for them, 30x18, and have six hundred plants".