The 73rd annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show’s theme, “The World’s Greatest Show – Orchids!” presents a performance of Nature’s theatre, with a cast of flowers from a plant family that boasts over 25,000 species. Come be amazed at the lavish display from the exquisite to the bizarre, from the extravagant to the sublime. Some are sexy, attracting male bees by mimicking the look, scent and feel of a female bee. Others are flashy to catch the eye of passing hummingbirds. Some are secretive; it took scientists years to find a moth with a foot-long tongue for pollinating an orchid that hides nectar 12 inches deep.