wow! supertough peonies!
four years ago i bought 4 peony roots and gleefully planted them around my yard. they poked out of the ground about an inch the first year. the second year i clumsily maimed 3 out of 4 with my weedwacker and gave them up for dead. the third year, last year, they suffered through the drought and barely stuck their heads out of the soil. this year, they're big and all sporting BEAUTIFUL PINK FLOWERS!!! i'm thrilled to pieces!