Saturday, May 7, 2011

First Peony

This early bloomer is my favorite.I cannot look at a peony and not see ants crawling over it and on the dining roon table.
It is named after Paeon, a student of Aesclepius, god of medicine and healing.Paeon was saved from the jealous anger of Aesclepius by Zeus who made the young student immortal by turning him into a peony flower.

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