Special Guest Painting #2
Not everything is as it seems with our flowers; according to several scientific reports, the calla lily is not a true lily, and this flower has a great story.
In the language of flowers, calla lilies mean “beauty.” The name derives from the Greek word for beauty, kallos. This flower is also associated with faithfulness and purity.
The legend behind this meaning is that a man was in love with a woman who rejected him because he could not provide her with wealth or status. He proved his unwavering devotion by waiting for her outside her window daily, holding a single white calla lily to her as she passed by.
In ancient Greece, These flowers represented both death and resurrection. The Greeks would cut the stems from the ground, dip them into the water and place them in jars as they passed away. They believed the flowers would carry their souls back to paradise when they died.
So what’s really in the box? First, don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story.