My favorite flower, along with tulips, is the peony. I love how they unfold like a rose, only with a larger bloom and none of those pesky thorns. I get more than a kick out of my peony bushes because they’ve been through a lot. Transplanted twice – once in the back yard and then a few years ago moved to the front and side, they have continued to bloom and flourish. I think they are floral warriors.
Based upon their proximity to sun, they bloom at different times, so that there is a steady flow of blooms.
This is just a peek, as they haven’t reached their peak. Just gives me more to look forward to.