Did you know that the Latin word “aster” means star? Can you see why? Just look at those lovely little blooms and it becomes obvious- the little ray-like petals look like sprays of light surrounding a little yellow twinkle of a star. Learning the meaning of this little flower’s name really inspired me; it inspired me to make constellations out of the flowers. Making constellations out of aster is not only a great way to learn the star formations, but it’s pretty too. Stars and flowers, you can’t get much better than that!