Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fresh-Cut Friday #13 Flower of the Month...Asters

Hi everyone!
Are you ready for September's Flower of the Month?
It is the Aster.

With over 180 varieties, the Aster is one of the cutest and hardiest of the fall flowers. Aster is actually a Greek word and means star (referring to the star shaped flower head). In ancient times burning the leaves was thought to ward off evil serpents. In more modern times the Aster is known as a symbol for Love, Patience, Daintiness, and Elegance. Also it is the chosen flower for the 20th wedding anniversary.

Special Delivery!
A whole truck load ... just for you!

A sweet little seed packet image that I wanted to share with everyone.

Just a few of the many colors of the Aster.

Okay! I can't wait to see your pretty flowers.

I'm linking to:

Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home


Sarah said...

That little truck is sooooo cute, especially filled with fresh flowers.
My asters are not blooming yet. I'm afraid it will be some time before they do. It's so hot here that I image everything will be slow to come into season.
Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love asters too! And that blue truck vase is adorable!!

Have a great day.

Tales of Whimsy said...

OMG how cute. Marvelous job!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

That is cute, cute, cute. BTW, in Fall's Country Sampler one of the home owners talks about using cutting boards for lifts...I thought of you immediately!

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

That is the cutest truck load of flowers I've seen! What a cute idea! I love the asters too.. that makes me want to go get some! Thanks for having the Fresh-Cut Flower Friday link party!

Heirloom treasures said...

Hi Liz, I joined your fresh cut friday and took your button. I love the asters being delivered in the little truck, so cute. I havn't a button on my blog because I can't work out how to do it,but now have yours. Happy friday

Lynn said...

The Asters are beautiful Liz, lovin' the cute little truck too! Happy Labor Day Weekend:@)

Unknown said...

Dear Liz, I have no asters growing in my garden. I went looking for some to make a arragement but could not find any. I guess I better grow some as they truly are a pretty flower. I love the truck...very creative. Thanks for hosting this awesome party..I always look forward to Fresh Cut Friday..

Blooming Rose Musings said...

That little blue truck is perfect with a bouquet of Asters! It's so cute!
Thanks so much for hosting this lovely party.

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz! Oh, what beautiful flowers and I love that little truck filled with flowers!
Thanks fr popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Red Rose Alley said...

Those flowers are so Fall favorite season of all!! Have a fun Labor Day weekend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I love this post! I never knew that the Sept. flower was the aster. Sweet Boy is born in this month and so the truck arrangement captured my fancy. :)

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Love the lovely asters in that cute blue truck... never knew that asters are the symbolic flower for the 20th wedding anniversary. Thanks for sharing and for the reminder. I'm glad I have something to link this month. Have a happy and safe Labor day weekend!Hugs~Poppy

Ricki Treleaven said...

I can't link-up until Monday or Tuesday. We are going to South Alabama to batten down the hatches of our lake cabin before Tropical Storm Lee hits.

Sorry I will be late to the party (again)....


Gayle said...

I was just introduced to your site from Bella. Thank you for hosting the blog hop, I can't wait to look around at the gardens and flowers over the next few days.
Gayle from Behind the Gate

Olga Poltava said...

Asters are such beautiful flowers. For me, they are back to school flowers, as I remember giving these flowers to my teachers on the first day of school every school year.
Too bad I didn't have a post to join the party this month, I'll try next one.

Mami Made It said...

Your flower decoration is lovely! Asters are one of my favorite fall flowers. Thank you for hosting this great link party.
Have a nice day!

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love this linky party, Liz. I am sorry that I am late again! I always learn so much from these parties, and I appreciate the research for them. Your little truck is so cute! I love it. The asters and truck make the cutest little vignette on your table. Thanks for hosting!

Ricki Jill

Natasha in Oz said...

I am so late to join in-I'm sorry! I had a niggling thought in my mind all weekend that I had to do something and I finally remembered that I was meant to be here linking up my post! Oh well, better late than never! Thanks for having me!

Best wishes,

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Liz! Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower of my littl ole blog, I've returned the favor and so glad because I'v enjoyed going thur your older posts! I do love the blue truck as a vase!


A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi! I missed your last "Fresh-Cut Friday" linky...I will try & join up next time!!! ;)


Libby said...

Hi: I just discovered your blog through Maggie at NormandyLIfe. I will definitely be back! and I also do a flower post every will link to you next time.
I'm an avid gardner; just moved from north (Hudson Valley) to Chapel Hill, N.C. and have just become the editor of our Garden Club newsletter!
Thanks! Libby