Flowers are known for their inspiring beauty, but only a select few have been deemed truly magical. In ancient times, the aster was thought to be enchanted; people thought that the smell of its burning leaves would chase away evil serpents. While such superstitions have faded into the past, the aster is a highly desirable flower; its vibrant and versatile qualities add beauty to all your fall floral bouquets.
The word “aster” originates from the Greek word for star; the flower is also known as the frost flower, starwort, star-flower or Michaelmas daisy. These star-like blooms exist in over 600 varieties; and although its petal shapes and colors can vary, they do have some distinguishing marks that manifest throughout the genus. For instance, nearly all asters exhibit yellow disks in their centers, which are actually not one single flower, but made up of many tiny yellow flowerets.
The aster is the official birth flower of September; and its range of autumnal colors are perfect for birthday arrangements. Reds, oranges, purples and yellows combine to make a stunning wildflower bouquet worthy of all your loved ones special days.
Younger children have birthdays too! Bagoy’s Adorable bouquet wishes your little princess a happy birthday with dainty asters, roses and carnations, surrounded by a fluffy bear hug. We may no longer think the asters have magical powers, but we think she will be spellbound by this arrangement.
Whoever is celebrating a birthday in September, Bagoy’s of Anchorage has the ideal arrangement for them. Whether you choose the striking aster, or decide on a different fall flower – give us a call. We are here to help you honor any occasion in beautiful style.