Friday, May 22, 2009

'Tis The Season For Peonies

As is fitting for such a lovely flower, peony plants derive their name from a Greek myth. Paeon, a student under Aesculapius, god of medicine, was well aware of the medicinal qualities of peony plants. He used them to heal a wound suffered by the god, Pluto. The upstaged Aesculapius wasn't pleased and threatened retribution, but, in one of those charming metamorphoses sprinkled liberally throughout the pages of Greek mythology, Pluto saved Paeon's life: he turned him into a peony plant.


Now is the time to find these beautiful Peonies in full bloom. Stop by De Le Rose and pick up a little or a lot to fill your home with a little happiness and healing power.