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.
The person that creates a uniquely designed floral creation per order without following any recipes or formulas is called a custom flower designer. A custom floral designer creates designs based upon an in_depth conversation with the customer. These designers are by and large the most creative of all designers and they use more artistic skills than those that follow a design recipe. Think of this type of floral arranger as the daring florist __ one that does not conform to the blueprint floral recipes and instead makes the most astonishing floral designs. Their creations are incredibly interesting and rightfully gets viewers to remember the flowers.