HOW ORCHIDS ATTRACT
Orchids are amazing.
They bloom in infinite designs and colors,
shapes and sizes, in a variety of climates.
The lesson of their design is attraction and pollination.
Each has a purpose, and a technique for attraction:
COLOR & PATTERNS
Contrast and color combinations,
patterns, shapes -- each are bulls-eyes for the pollinator.
Sweet and fragrant, even rotting smells,
each are irresistible to their target insect.
Some produce sweet nectar as food
to feed their pollinating partners.
Some orchids (like the Jack-in-the-Pulpit)
actually produce heat to keep their pollen warm & dry.
And you thought they were just pretty!