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A Paean to the Peony

The bridesmaid’s posy was one of peonies. Big white powder puffs which, as the evening aged, gracefully unfurled their tissue-thin petals like the petticoats worn by a shepherdess. Did you know that the peony is named after Paeon (also spelled Paean), a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing? According to Greek… Read More ›

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