In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Small-flowered plants such as asters, coral bells, nemesia, and yarrow are great fillers.
- Purple asters bloom in fall, attracting monarch butterflies and providing one last blast of color when many blooms have faded.
- These asters make excellent backdrops for larger flowers in bouquets, but we also like letting them shine on their own - toward the fronts of borders or in small, densely planted beds.
- Then, long after the foxgloves have withered and the last crabapple has rolled from the tree and been carted off by a brown squirrel, the asters bloom, the last flower before snow.
- As tender perennials are damaged by frost, remove them and pop in fall-blooming asters, chrysanthemums, and pansies.
- Crabgrass and plantain are an indication of acidic soil, while wood asters and poppies prefer alkaline soil.
- The fastest-growing asters require yearly division in spring.
- Not long after we moved from our small, shady city lot to a sprawling sunny piece of land in the country, we were rewarded by a visit from a flock of monarch butterflies that stopped to feed at a plot of wild asters.
- Roses, pansies, perennial asters, zinnias and even weeds become mildewed.
- Among the favorites are asters and daisies, milkweeds, mustards, mints, peas, and vervains.
- Butterflies feasted on purple asters, and dragonflies zigzagged over the buttonbushes, which bore a crop of round, dry fruits.
- After the first hard freeze, cut back perennials such as aster, campanula, daylily, phlox, and veronica, leaving 6-inch stubs above the ground.
- Plant late-blooming asters behind shorter perennials to hide the damage until they finish blooming.
- When new leaves appear, divide asters, bellflowers, chrysanthemums, daylilies, sedums, Shasta daisies, and yarrow.
- The aster is considered the other classic autumn flower.
- As with other members of the daisy family, annual aster flowers are composed of many long, slender petals radiating from a central disc of bright yellow.
- But asters also come in a full range of reds and pinks, plus white.
- After a bit of a summer lull, the blues of woodland asters and the yellows of woodland goldenrods render the forest vibrant in late August.
- Sow annual flowers such as asters, cosmos, zinnias and marigolds as soon as the frost has passed and the air begins to warm up.
- There are flowers everywhere in a carpet of colour: orange globemallows and white asters and purple lupins.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.