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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Michaelmas daisies for Today's Flowers

My Today's Flowers offering is a large pot of blue Asters (Michaelmas Daisies). I always buy them in September in honor of my mother who loved asters and I look for the bluest ones I can find for me--so we both win. Visit Today's Flowers, the idea of Luiz Santilli who says on his site:

Its so hard to find someone who doesn't like flowers.
Flowers represent all our best feelings.
Today's Flowers is a virtual flower shop.

illustration by Cicely Mary Barker

Finally, Something for Everybody and a Garland for the Year, a Book for House and Home by John Timbs, 1866, quotes an old saying.

'In the Autumnal garden, the day (St. Michaelmas) is florally commemorated:

The Michaelmas daisy, among dede weeds,
Blooms for St. Michael's valorous deeds.
And seems the last of flowers that stood
Till the feast of St. Simon and St. Jude.'

29 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful posting.... and Jane will love the flower Fairy...

Tom

Life's Lessons said...

i love it! I'm sure your Mom's happy with that. Aster is also my entry for this week.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely flowers, and the little fairy is just darling!

Leora said...

Oh! How nice. I looked at my asters today, and I thought, oh, I should photograph you, too.

Yours are lovely. And yes, it's hard to find someone who doesn't like flowers.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful blue Asters.Nice color.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Oh Daisies are my weakness they just make me feel so happy.

Sherry said...

Oh, I love these! Gorgeous!

Marcos Santos said...

Intense blue, very beautiful.

Great photo

dot said...

Oh my, how pretty they are! I love the blue color!

Norm said...

great shot! cute and beautiful..

Carletta said...

What an amazing blue! This is just beautiful.
I so love the complimentary fairy card.
Lovely post.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice plant! I posted the wild variety, not so compact and neat looking. ;-)

anno said...

Breathtaking -- it sure made me happy to see these!

fishing guy said...

Noni: What a beautiful display your Blue Asters are putting on today.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Blue Asters are beauties. I love this shot.

My flowers are at Thunder Maker

Reader Wil said...

And you succeeded very well to find the bluest michaelmas daisies. They are lovely! Thanks for your visit!

Cátia said...

beautiful flowers!love the color

Blue said...

We always call them Michaelmas Daisies here.
Mine in my garden are still in bud, but when they flower they won't be a perfect or as blue as yours.

Blue
x

Judi~Gmj said...

As my grandson says frequently,
SWEET! Truly are beautiful and very blue :D

Donna said...

These are Really pretty!!!hughugs

Daniel J Santos said...

very beautiful post, excellent.

SandyCarlson said...

Wow. These are gorgeous.

Strider said...

Very nice.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Blue, for me, is always a lovely color!
Marvelous Daisies!
Great post here in TODAY'S FLOWERS!

Santilli

Greyscale Territory said...

Love this whole posting! Both pics are a delight!

Blue said...

I've an award for you to collect!

GreenishLady said...

I'm finally catching up on the past couple of weeks. That Buddy Guy post and video was a real treat! And the flowers, too. I love those asters, but whenever I've grown them, they haven't thrived.

Inkivääri, Finland said...

So sweet both floers and a old kind of pic:)

rebecca said...

i love flowers and love baskets of flowers the most. especially in the home, but these days i can only keep them outdoors. ever since i got cats, who seem to get into everything, i can no longer keep these indoors and oh, how i miss them! these blue asters are beautiful. i feel the sudden need to go out there and buy a couple of baskets of them now for my front porch! :)