Still life photography featuring spring peony flowers by fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding (www.edwardfielding.com)
The fattest and most scrumptious of all flowers, a rare fusion of fluff and majesty, the peony is now coming into bloom.
–Henry Mitchell, American writer (1923-93)
Like children, young peonies take time to develop. They usually need a few years to establish themselves, bloom, and grow.
Had I but four square feet of ground at my disposal, I would plant a peony in the corner and proceed to worship.
–Alice Harding, The Book of the Peony
“Peonies” Meaning: Peonies were named after the Greek god of medicine,Paeon. The Chinese name for the peonx is sho yu,which means almost beautiful Symbolizes: prosperity and beauty!