Welcome to the latest post in this new series, looking at the flowers assigned to each month of the year. This time we’re looking at the birth flowers for September and their meanings.
For some history on the origins of birth month flowers, take a look at my first post in the series.
A real favourite with gardeners for it’s long flowering season and abundance of blooms, asters also look great as a simple bunch in a vase or as part of an arrangement. Asters symbolize qualities that we’d all like to think we possess: patience, elegance and contentment. Definitely not a bad flower to choose if you’d like to really compliment the recipient!
I think this is an unusual choice for a birth month flower, because it doesn’t really lend itself to gifting. Morning glory, or Ipomoea, is a vigorous climber and as such the stems aren’t self-supporting, so it doesn’t do very well as part of an arrangement. That said, morning glory is a real stunner when climbing over a garden structure, and with the flower symbolizing affection it would make a lovely gift for a keen gardener.
I have a firm favourite from this month’s birth flowers – asters. They tick all the boxes for me: beautiful, versatile and so cheery. Which one is your favourite?