A to Z: ‘A’ is for ASTER

a2z_aIt’s April! That means it’s time for the ‘BLOGGING A to Z CHALLENGE’. Everyday this month (except Sunday) bloggers will be blogging to a theme, using different letter of the alphabet – running, of course, from A to Z.

I’m blogging about MEMORY GARDENS: botanical tributes to celebrate our loved ones. Most of my writing is about keeping memories alive, so a spring garden is a perfect match to celebrate loved ones memories. Come join us all month for 26 different posts about Memory Gardens … and then, maybe plant your own tribute to remember your own special person.

 

asterA to Z: ‘A’ is for ASTER

Aster is a beautiful flower for any memory garden. There is a wide variety of colors ranging from pinks to blues to purples. The symbolic meanings of Aster include: Symbol of Love, Talisman of Love, and it’s also the Chinese Symbol for ‘I will think of thee’.

Common Name:                      ASTER

Botanical Name:                      Aster (Also Stokesia laeuis, Symphyotrichum)

Height:                                    6” – 6’, varies by species

USDA Hardiness Zone:          Zones 4-10a

Sun requirements:                   Full sun to partial shade

Water Needs:                           Regular water

PARTS OF PLANT ARE POISONOUS IF INGESTED

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