Just ran across an article about a lady in Brazil named Lily Breda who convinced city officials to spend around $100,000 (is that right?) to attach 8000 orchid seedlings to trees in Brasília's botanical garden!!
Orchids beautify the city
The article is written in Portuguese but if you use Google Chrome
you can click one button and Chrome will translate the entire page into English. Or you can copy and paste the text into Google Translate
The translation isn't great. For example...the first couple of translated sentences are a little... well... off...
"For now, they go unnoticed. Are girls, tied with string to trunks."
...but you'll get the gist.