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Asters – Birth Flower for September

Asters are the birth flower for September; they are known as having magical love and are symbolic of elegance. In September the colours of the landscape change into beautiful fall tones of reds, oranges and yellows.   Asters are great birthday flowers to send someone who has a birthday in September, choose from an assortment of fall coloured vase or basket arrangements.

Asters are a popular perennial that come in many varieties (there are more than 600), they grow in a bush like shape with star shaped flowers that have lance like leaves. Aster comes from the Greek word for “star”. They have a texture that is very lush with deep rich colours and fit in with the beauty of wildflowers. They are a tough reliable perennial, and make great cut flowers that are long lasting. One of the loveliest aspects of having a garden full of flowers is the attraction for butterflies. Asters with their multiple amounts of flowers are known for attracting butterflies. Butterflies will be attracted to your garden if you have nectar plants for adult butterflies and host plants for their larvae. Asters are plants that provide nectar and pollen.

In past ancient history the aster was believed to drive away evil spirits by burning the leaves of asters which gave off a perfume. Asters are flowers that bloom in late summer and early fall. They have daisy like flowers that bloom in colours of pink, rosy – lilac, deep purple, bronze, yellow and rusts, they are often favourites with fall and autumn flower arrangements as their colour tones of oranges and bronze fit the perfect colour schemes of fall flower arrangements. Thanksgiving decorations usually include the fall colour tones of asters, as they bloom in September and October.

Graceful Glow

Graceful Glow

Burst of Autumn

Burst of Autumn

Sending Joy

Sending Joy

 

 

 

 

 

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November Birth Month Flowers – Chrysanthemums

The birth month flower for November is the Chrysanthemum. They are perennial flowering plants that come in a variety of colors and are native to northeastern Europe and Asia. Florists often refer to them as mums. They are very hardy and are often used in floral designs. With the variety of colors that are available they can be used year round for all seasonal flower arrangements. Chrysanthemums are bush like in composition and have dark evergreen leaves. Their stems comprise of multiple blooms clustered on one stem. If you have them in an outdoor garden they will bloom from summer to autumn.

The Chrysanthemum name comes from two Greek words – gold (Chrysos) and flower (anthemon). Their meaning symbolizes cheerfulness and optimism. In relation to Feng Shui chrysanthemums bring happiness and laughter in the house.

Chrysanthemums are very popular flowers that are often combined with other flowers to make lovely flower arrangements. These flowers are great for birthday gifts. As seen with country chrysanthemums this arrangement is a perfect birthday flower gift for anyone who has a November birthday, the beautiful fall color tones can be seen here with the combination of a variety of mums.

Country Chrysanthemums - TF-WEB46

Country Chrysanthemums – TF-WEB46

White Chrysanthemums are widely used in Christmas flower arrangements. They bring a bright brilliant color contrast that is usually combined with rich red and green tones which can express a festive seasonal appearance. Often Christmas table centerpieces have a great display of flowers that would include mums. This year we will be showcasing a new collectible the Holly Days Centerpiece which includes brilliant white chrysanthemums.

Teleflora's Holly Days Centerpiece - T14X100A

Teleflora’s Holly Days Centerpiece – T14X100A