Contemporary flowers bring a whole new exciting perspective to flower designs. The funky trendy arrangements are works of art in their own right. Contemporary inventive designs by skilled florists can be used for sending flowers for any occasion, aimed at the increasing demand from young adventurous people who wish to move away from the classical designs. With the flower industry in the UK importing exotic and tropical flowers and foliages there is infinitive scope to design concepts.
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.