Once there was a very smart teacher of medicine and healing. In fact, he knew so much about medicine and healing that he was made the God of it, and he was proud. He had a very smart student named Peon. But Peon was too smart, and he found some medicine that was better than the teacher's. The jealous teacher was outraged by his upstart student, and he planned to kill him. But the chief God Zeus heard about this and saved Peon's life by turning the teacher into a beautiful flower. They named the flower after the student, Peon. It was a Peony. As you may have guessed by now, this is all Greek Mythology, but it is how the Peony got it's name. Do you know what very tiny creature is always associated with the Peony? If you have ever grown them, I'm sure you do. On my next post I will show you this creature along with more peonies, and tell you their amazing story.
"As for man, his days are like grass,
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and it's place remembers it no more.
But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord's love is with those who fear him...Psalm 103:15,17