"You Are A Fascinating Woman!" Container Garden

1) Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica)- Feminine Beauty

2) Fern (Asplenium trichomanes)- Fascination

This striking but subtle container garden combination directly reflects it's striking but not-so-subtle meaning.

Originally from South Africa, Calla lilies have an undeniably sensual and feminine shape. Artists from Georgia O'Keeffe to Diego Rivera have tried to capture the womanly grace on canvas. The Victorians recognized the flower to represent feminine beauty and grace. Legend holds that Calla lilies sprang from the tears that Eve cried as she and Adam were banished from the Garden of Eden.

Ferns come in many fascinating shaped and sizes. Between 1840 and 1900 the Victorians collected ferns in an almost obsessive manner, which may have contributed to ferns given meaning of "fascination" in the Victorian "Language of Flowers". A quaint old custom was to cut off the frond of a fern close to it's base. The initial of your future spouse would appear on the cut stem.

Put these two shade tolerant plants into a roomy container and give them to a woman who fascinates you.

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