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Orchids Bring Joy, Inspire Artists in New Exhibit

America is a nation of orchid lovers. In fact, last year orchids surpassed roses as the most popular ornamental flower in the U.S.  That's no big surprise to Devin Dotson, public affairs and exhibit specialist at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, where he recently helped launch a huge orchid exhibit. "Orchids are really important in the United States," he said, "you can buy them really frequently and easily now." That hasn't always been the...

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