I have decided that this list is very helpful and that it is time to do something about my peoonies. I have 7 of them all planted in a row, in a sunny spot on a southern slope. Only three of them have ever bloomed at all, and one of those aborts it't blooms before opening. the rest have never shown a sign of a flower bud. I learned from this list that maybe they are planted too deep. I shall try raising them as I read about here, but when is the best time to do that?
This is Montana, and for summers we have scorching heat for about 2 months, July and August, and in the winter we have 34 below and all the time never enough rainfall. Our soil is hard compacted decomposed granite, like cement. I guess it's hard to live here for a plant. I mulch a lot and that might be part of the problem? Any ideas how to get my plants blooming. Incidently most have been in about 5 years.