The Orchid Thief - Anyone Can Grow Orchids Summary & Analysis

Susan Orlean
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Susan meets a famous orchid man named Tom Fennell and tells him about Laroche's idea of cloning the ghost orchid in the Seminole nursery laboratories to make millions of dollars. Fennell says the idea is insane and that ghost orchids are impossible to clone because they need a perfect climate.

The Fennells had owned the Orchid Jungle, a major tourist attraction for awhile. They had closed it after they won the Florida state lottery for $6.76 million. The Orchid Jungle had been originally created by Tom's grandfather, who had started the orchids as a unique family garden. After The Miami Herald had run an article about the unusual orchids, groups of people had started coming by unannounced until the family had officially made it an attraction. The Orchid Jungle had been having financial trouble after Hurricane Andrew destroyed thirteen of...

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