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The Barbers’ Garden: Peony
Traditional Tattoos

Image by bill barber
From my set entitled “Peonies”
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In my collection entitled “The Garden”
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From Wikipedia, the totally free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peony

The peony or paeony (Paeonia) is the only genus in the flowering plant loved ones Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, southern Europe and western North America.
Most are herbaceous perennial plants .5–1.5 metres tall, but some are woody shrubs up to 1.5–3 metres tall. They have compound, deeply lobed leaves, and big, usually fragrant flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, in late spring and early summer season. In the previous, the peonies have been often classified in the family members Ranunculaceae, alongside Hellebores and Anemones.

The peony is named following Paeon or Paean, a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower

The peony is amongst the longest-used flowers in ornamental culture and is one particular of the smallest living creature national emblems in China. Along with the plum blossom, it is a standard floral symbol of China, exactly where it is called 牡丹 (mǔ dān). It is also known as 富贵花 (fuguihua) &quotflower of riches and honour&quot, and is employed symbolically in Chinese art.[2] In 1903, the Qing Dynasty declared the peony as the national flower. At the moment, the Republic of China on Taiwan designates the plum blossom as the national flower, even though the People’s Republic of China has no legally designated national flower. In 1994, the peony was proposed as the national flower following a nationwide poll, but the National People’s Congress failed to ratify the selection. In 2003, yet another selection approach has begun, but to date, no choice has been created.

The famous ancient Chinese city Luoyang has a reputation as a cultivation centre for the peonies. All through Chinese history, peonies in Luoyang are often said to be the finest in the nation. Dozens of peony exhibitions and shows are nevertheless held there annually.
In Japan, Paeonia lactiflora utilized to be referred to as ebisugusuri (&quotforeign medicine&quot). In kampo (the Japanese adaptation of Chinese medicine), its root was employed as a remedy for convulsions. It is also cultivated as a garden plant. In Japan Paeonia suffruticosa is known as the &quotThe King of flowers&quot and Paeonia lactiflora is called the &quotprime minister of flowers&quot.

Pronunciation of 牡丹 (peony) in Japan is &quotbotan&quot. Prior to the Meiji period, meat taken from quadrupeds was seldom consumed in Japan due to Buddhism. Thus in circumstances where such meat was handled, it was paraphrased employing the names of flowers. The term botan was utilised (and is still utilised) to paraphrase wild boar meat. This comes from the flowery resemblance of the sliced meat when spread more than a dish. One more example is sakura (cherry blossoms) which stands for horsemeat.
In 1957, the Indiana Basic Assembly passed a law to make the peony the state flower of Indiana, a title which it holds to this day. It replaced the zinnia, which had been the state flower because 1931.

Mischievous nymphs were mentioned to hide in the petals of the Peony as a result causing this magnificent flower to be given the which means of Shame or Bashfulness in the Language of Flowers. It was named following Pæon, a physician to the gods, who obtained the plant on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. As soon as planted the Peony likes to be left alone and punishes those who try to move it by not flowering once more for numerous years. After established, however, it produces splendid blooms each year for decades (Taken from The Language of Flowers, edited by Sheila Pickles, 1990).

Peonies are also extensively grown as ornamental plants for their very huge, usually scented flowers.
Peonies have a tendency to attract ants to the flower buds. This is due to the nectar that forms on the outdoors of the flower buds.

Peonies are a typical topic in tattoos, frequently utilized along with koi-fish.

The Barbers’ Garden: Peony
Traditional Tattoos

Image by bill barber
From my set entitled “Peonies”
www.flickr.com/images/21861018@N00/sets/72157607186459134/

In my collection entitled “The Garden”
www.flickr.com/photographs/21861018@N00/collections/7215760718…

From Wikipedia, the totally free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peony

The peony or paeony (Paeonia) is the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, southern Europe and western North America.
Most are herbaceous perennial plants .5–1.five metres tall, but some are woody shrubs up to 1.5–3 metres tall. They have compound, deeply lobed leaves, and large, usually fragrant flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, in late spring and early summer season. In the previous, the peonies have been frequently classified in the household Ranunculaceae, alongside Hellebores and Anemones.

The peony is named after Paeon or Paean, a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower

The peony is amongst the longest-used flowers in ornamental culture and is one of the smallest living creature national emblems in China. Along with the plum blossom, it is a traditional floral symbol of China, where it is called 牡丹 (mǔ dān). It is also identified as 富贵花 (fuguihua) &quotflower of riches and honour&quot, and is utilized symbolically in Chinese art.[two] In 1903, the Qing Dynasty declared the peony as the national flower. Currently, the Republic of China on Taiwan designates the plum blossom as the national flower, while the People’s Republic of China has no legally designated national flower. In 1994, the peony was proposed as the national flower right after a nationwide poll, but the National People’s Congress failed to ratify the selection. In 2003, yet another selection method has begun, but to date, no choice has been created.

The famous ancient Chinese city Luoyang has a reputation as a cultivation centre for the peonies. All through Chinese history, peonies in Luoyang are often said to be the finest in the country. Dozens of peony exhibitions and shows are nevertheless held there annually.
In Japan, Paeonia lactiflora employed to be known as ebisugusuri (&quotforeign medicine&quot). In kampo (the Japanese adaptation of Chinese medicine), its root was used as a therapy for convulsions. It is also cultivated as a garden plant. In Japan Paeonia suffruticosa is referred to as the &quotThe King of flowers&quot and Paeonia lactiflora is named the &quotprime minister of flowers&quot.

Pronunciation of 牡丹 (peony) in Japan is &quotbotan&quot. Prior to the Meiji period, meat taken from quadrupeds was seldom consumed in Japan due to Buddhism. Therefore in cases exactly where such meat was handled, it was paraphrased using the names of flowers. The term botan was used (and is nevertheless employed) to paraphrase wild boar meat. This comes from the flowery resemblance of the sliced meat when spread more than a dish. An additional instance is sakura (cherry blossoms) which stands for horsemeat.
In 1957, the Indiana Common Assembly passed a law to make the peony the state flower of Indiana, a title which it holds to this day. It replaced the zinnia, which had been the state flower given that 1931.

Mischievous nymphs were mentioned to hide in the petals of the Peony hence causing this magnificent flower to be provided the meaning of Shame or Bashfulness in the Language of Flowers. It was named after Pæon, a doctor to the gods, who obtained the plant on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. When planted the Peony likes to be left alone and punishes those who attempt to move it by not flowering once again for a number of years. When established, even so, it produces splendid blooms each and every year for decades (Taken from The Language of Flowers, edited by Sheila Pickles, 1990).

Peonies are also extensively grown as ornamental plants for their really large, frequently scented flowers.
Peonies tend to attract ants to the flower buds. This is due to the nectar that types on the outdoors of the flower buds.

Peonies are a common topic in tattoos, often utilized along with koi-fish.