The peonies have it!

You’ve heard the buzz…what a difficult winter it has been, all the plants that have been lost or damaged, will it live? Is it alive? Imagine my surprise, then, when my lone Fernleaf Peony (Peony ‘Rubra Flora Plena’) was up and smiling at me yesterday afternoon–one glorious bud waiting to open. Mother Nature sure is a strange one, full of surprises. For this one, I am very, very grateful!