Orchids teach us many things, but the most important are the two Ps: patience and perseverance. It takes patience to wait the 18 years it takes to produce some of those wonderful flowers from seed. There are 30,000 species produced by nature and hundreds of thousands of hybrids added by man. Orchids can be the purest white or almost solid black (as seen below). Brilliant sky-blue is a rare colour for flowers, but it is found in some terrestrial species and Vandas. Every hue of the rainbow is represented by an orchid flower. It’s no mystery why artists and photographers are fascinated by the intricate details and ethereal colours of orchids.
Source: Canadian Living