What an ODD year! Spring was very strange in NW IA. It's June 14, and I have a sprinkling of Iris blooming. My peonies are either close to opening, if they are in a sheltered spot, while others are either not going to bloom or they have rather small sized buds. I know it was REALLY dry here, and I did have a few peonies die off, along with a ton of tulips and daffs, I am on a well, and with the reports of wells drying, I stopped watering in August. Just wondering how everyone else is faring around the state.