Thursday, November 24, 2011
Day 231: Peonies, I loves!
I love Peonies!! When we picked them up from the florist, they were tight flower balls. Then, in the same night they started to bloom! How cool! I love to see flowers "come alive" right before my eyes. The next morning (and the following days) they bloomed into these huge flowers. I highly recommend these beauties. They are still holding strong too. Don't be surprised if you see them again next week.
The peony is named after Paeon (also spelled Paean), a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil; Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower