Tuesday, 30 May 2017

PEONY POWER




The  peony is a remarkable bloom. This year we appear to have a grand showing. 
An herbaceous perennial, once in and established it is a real show stopper.

Ancient Chinese texts mention the peony was used for flavouring food.
Confucius (551–479 BC) is quoted to have said:
"I eat nothing without its sauce. I enjoy it very much, because of its flavour”.


Peonies are also a common subject in tattoos, often used along with koi-fish.