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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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. viveka
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 08:18:06

    Really like your subject and a great start – good luck with the rest, this year I will not be able to join the challenge – I will miss it. *smile

    Reply

    • trishafaye
      Apr 01, 2014 @ 14:08:10

      Thanks Viveka! You won’t be blogging in A to Z this year? Boohoo! We’ll miss you.

      Reply

      • viveka
        Apr 01, 2014 @ 18:20:42

        No, I’m not able to .. because I have my “sorry ass” problem and not able to sit for very long.
        I will do my own … postcards from Sweden – in my own time … but to post something everyday – will be to much for my ass and me. *smile

      • trishafaye
        Apr 02, 2014 @ 03:23:24

        Hugs to you … and your “sorry ass” (haha)
        Hope things soon improve for you.

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