Orchid Mania

In 19th century England, passionate plant enthusiasts searched the remote regions of the world to collect and cultivate exotic, new species, no matter the trial, tribulation or cost. Orchids possess a magic apart from all other plants, and their magnetism captivated wealthy Victorian Englishmen and other Europeans. No risk or cost was too great to possess a single orchid.

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Carol Gravens

Carol retired from a professional career as a microbiologist and is a Advanced Level St. Louis Master Gardener. She became a Master Naturalist in 2007 and has an AAS in Horticulture from STLCC, Meramec.

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