Peonies are sometimes referred to as the Dolly Parton of the garden
Today is a great day in my garden- the peonies are blooming! I haven't stopped admiring them or sticking my nose in the middle of the largest bloom for good long sniffs.
I may have even lovingly petted the petals a few times!
I have heard that peonies don't like to be moved, so I was expecting them to sulk for a few years before blooming. (I decided to relocate them to sunnier spot in the garden last fall)....
...but 'Dolly' has not disappointed me.
I think it might be a few more years until we get to this point....
... but for now I'm thrilled to be able to stop and smell the peonies!