Peonies in our area are in full bloom! They are my favorite and I can never get enough. Our peonies this year are doing well. An older peony plant that we transplanted last year bloomed this year,which was exciting. The new roots I planted a year ago are growing well but will take a couple more years before they bloom.
We have a house that has been vacant on our street for over a year. They have beautiful peonies and since no one is living there I figured no one would mind if I cut a few for myself. The magenta color is gorgeous!
Last year I saw a method on how to keep peonies buds fresh so that you can have peonies later in the year. I am wrapping the buds in a newspaper and securing them with a rubber band. They will be stored on their side in the fridge and I plan on taking them out 1 or 2 at a time to enjoy peonies over the Summer.