So, pardon the hastily snapped cell phone pics, but I’m so excited that my peonies are finally popping!
Spring has officially arrived now. Once you plant a peony plant they can live to be 100 years old.
“Roses as big as cabbages” is how the explorer Marco Polo described peonies when he saw them for the first time. via birdandblooms. 🙂
The Peony is best known by its scientific name, Paeonia. This is only the name of the genus – individual varieties of Peony feature different individual Latin names. The Peony takes its name from the mythological Greek character Paeon, who studied with the god of medicine known as Asclepius. Zeus had to transform the student into a beautiful flower when he showed more promise than his teacher and incurred his wrath.