Astors are in bloom which means there’s only a few more weeks till school begins. I have always called them Michaelmas daisies. So named because they are in bloom through Michaelmas which is celebrated on 29 September. Saint Michael is known as the protector of the dark which is timely because the night is really beginning to fall early at this time of year.
It is said that to celebrate Michaelmas means prosperity and financial protection for the family for the coming year.