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.
There are people who just loved flowers so much, it may be brought from florist or picked from your garden. What comes next is flower arranging, designing your flowers is a simple task. If you're an expert and used to cut flower arrangement, you are quite familiar with the do's and don'ts. It is but natural that the first thing that you will prepare a water vase, one of the techniques to prolong the life of your cut flowers is to put a little bleach on the water. You may spread the cut flowers in a clean surface and separate them by sizes.