MEANINGS & USES _ The exact origin of the name Aster is debated. Some say the name for these beautiful flowers is direct from Greek mythology: Asters were said to have grown from the tears of the Goddess Asterea. Others say they were named for their abundant growing patterns (like the night sky) and their star_like shape. Asters have long been given to symbolize love, daintiness and afterthought. Gentlemen and ladies in the past used to present them to people they hoped to draw affection from. Placed on the graves of French soldiers, Asters were used as a symbol of a better life to come. They can also be used to symbolize a 20th Wedding Anniversary and are a wonderful gift in a bouquet for any occasion. The petals of the Aster used to be smoked to ward off evil serpents, but could also be used to help with headaches, colds, back pain and muscle spasms.
Individually Designed _ The most important factor of flower designs, whether it's an arrangement or bouquet, is to get the perfect balance, harmony and proportions. Reputable florists have a catalogue of professionally designed bouquets and arrangements that you can choose from. For a more personal floral arrangement you can request that the florist create a unique flower bouquet. With their expertise the florist would be able to assist you with the design, colour and tone of the bouquet.