Monday, December 6, 2010

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3 Beautiful Autumn/Winter Flowers

I have a very pedestrian knowledge of flowers. So when we received an email from offering to teach us about great flower options for this time of year, we jumped at the chance. Prepare to learn a lot...

Flowers have a way of changing a mood and will even sometimes help you to realize that your life isn’t as bad as you thought it was. Flower gifts have been appreciated and adored since the birth of mankind and we want them around us at all times. This is why we keep them in our gardens, use them as decorations for our special moments in life, and even use them for remembrance; because they have a special place in our hearts.

Autumn/Winter is a season that produces some of the most beautiful flowers and there are three in particular that are favourites of ours. These flowers will brighten up your garden when it is desperately needed and at a time when most of your plants are fading these flowers will be full force.


Chrysanthemums, which are also called Mums or Chrysanths, are a beautiful sight in autumn and were first grown in China. The flower was brought to Europe in the 17th century where its popularity grew by leaps and bounds. Chrysanthemums are divided into two groups, the Garden Hardy and the Exhibition.

Garden Hardy Chrysanthemums are able to withstand some harsher weather conditions and are relatively sturdy. Garden hardy Chrysanthemums will be much easier to grow and will take little maintenance while the Exhibition will need to be cared for and could very easily not last as long. While Exhibition Chrysanthemums are more of a fragile type and often need to be stalked there is no denying the beauty of these flowers.

In Asia Chrysanthemums flowers are boiled to be used as a tea. It is believed that the Chrysanthemum tea has many medicinal purposes such as treating influenza and other common conditions.

Chinese Bellflower

If you are looking for a flower that is easy to grow and can withstand harsh conditions then this is the flower for you. When most flowers beauty is fading the Chinese Bellflower, also called the Balloon Flower, is just starting to mature and the exquisiteness of this flower is all that your garden will need. The Chinese Bellflower is a beautiful autumn flower that is native to East Asia and is also sometimes called the Japanese Bellflower. The Chinese Bellflower more commonly has blue flowers but there are also varieties of the flower that produce pink and white (Korea).

The root of the Chinese Bellflower is commonly used as treatment for colds and coughs and in Korea it is a common ingredient found in salads.


The Aster can be grown in almost any climate, it is found in colder areas of the world and it has also been grown in warmer climates. The Aster’s name is Greek meaning “Star” because of the shape of its flowers which bear a strong resemblance to those of a daisy. The flowers can come in a variety of colors including white, purple, lavender, pink, and red. The Aster is also a favourite of butterflies so if you want the presence of butterflies in your yard then an Aster will attract them.

For some autumn is a dreaded time of the year because so many of the beautiful flowers and plants in our gardens are vanishing. This is why it is a great idea to compliment your garden with autumn flowers like Chrysanthemums, Bellflowers, and Asters. At a time when many of your other flowers are shrinking away these flowers will be in full bloom and filling your garden. Building a beautiful garden can add so much value to your home and property so if you are thinking of selling your house then creating a breathtaking garden should not be ignored. Personal loans are a great way to put value into your home and it will be one of the best investments of your life.


Mumbai Flowers said...

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Unknown said...

My boyfriend recently ordered me flowers and had them delivered on the same day to my workplace. It's a big, beautiful pink & purple arrangement and the flowers were fresh with a few lily buds ready to bloom for later. homepage