Aster flower color Meanings

The Aster is September's Birth Flower

January 1, 2013 – 12:03 pm

Flower Homes: Asters Flowers

Everyone knows that they have a specific birthstone that is placed in jewelry and trinkets to signify the month they were born in. However, many people don't know that just like the stones, each month has a flower or two as well, which symbolizes birth. Here is the history and meaning behind your birth flower, the aster.

September: Aster
Alternate: Morning Glory

The Aster includes 600 species of star shaped flowering plants. The name is Greek, meaning "star". Most of the species are found in gardens because of their showy flowers and petals. The Aster is unique for its delicate purple color suggesting a manner in which these core aspects of the Self are brought to a very high spiritual level of expression. The Aster can also be found in a variety of other colors including blue and white.

The Aster is known for its well defined physical structure and strong integrative features. Because of this it is thought that the Aster has qualities of strength, immunity and integration. Depending on the exact species, Asters begin growing in the summer and continue growing through the fall.

In order to multiply and continue to grow well, Asters should be transplanted and divided at the room every other year. It is best to do this in early spring, keeping the root wet the day before and after dividing it. Doing this will rejuvenate the plant, help with size control and also give you more of them to add to the garden. Aster's grow best in rich wet soil, and can be grown either in direct sunlight or in the shade.

Fun and interesting fact: Legend has it that burning the Aster leaves will keep away snakes. In French tradition it is said that placing the flowers on the grave of a dead soldier is a tribute to his bravery.

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... the party is over ...

by that, I mean summer is over and fall, with it's chilly nights, is triggering the passing of my flower garden.
I don't normally post here but couldn't help myself with having just arranged my last bouquet from an annual flower garden.
I have gleaned and saved flower seeds for nearly 40 years -- cosmos, sunflower, zinnea, love in a mist, poppy, nasturium, aster, snapdragon, calendula, marigold, morning glory and a host of colorful wildflowers.
I have shared my seeds and floral bouquets with friends, neighbors and strangers.
I have...

Moon Garden...Wav

Taking plant sugestions for my up-coming moon garden(CNY)....
I already have in mind the following:
1) Queen Anne's Lace
2) Shasta Daisy
3) Wave Petunia
4) Geranium (White)
5) Lambs Ear
6) Moon Flower (Jipsum Weed)
7) Aster
8) ConeFlower (White)
Anyone have annual, or most importantly, perrenial suggestions? Im wide open to ideas. Fall bulbs are a thought aswell.

As Davy Crockett said, "You may all go to

Hell, and I will go to Texas." Lawd, I do miss Texas.
But to stay on the gardening topic, there is a lovely book, Gardening in South Texas, by Renton, Newcomer, and Bates. Out of print.
For August, these are the flowers recommended for starting from seed:
"Aster, Bell of Ireland, Calendula, Candytuft, Canterbury bell (annual only), Cosmos, Delphinium (perennial), Hollyhock, Pansy, Petunia, Snapdragon, Stock, Sweet William, Tithonia (sacred flower of the Incas), Wallflower, and Zinnia." p. 25 And, I am sure, there are many more. Pink Annual Aster Flower - 30"W x 20"H - Peel and Stick Wall Decal by Wallmonkeys
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