The peony: from ugly duckling to beautiful swan
There are few plants that produce such impressive flowers as the peony. When they are still in bud, peonies are rather ugly ducklings. But once they start to bloom, they undergo an explosive transformation and an incredible number of delicate petals appear in no time. The go from ugly duckling to beautiful swan! Perhaps this is the reason why peonies are considered a sign of love, happiness, health, prosperity and blossoming romance.