The first peony that I had seen was at my MIL's front yard I thought it was some kind of a rose but the branches doesn't have any single torn as like any roses. I later found out that the name of the flower is peonies and it has different varieties and it smells good. From that time on I fell in love with this flower. Hubby dig some of the peonies in front of my MIL's frontyard and we planted it in our front yard. But the next spring of 2006 it died I was not feeling good when that thing happened. But since I am so determined to have my own peonies I decided to buy peonies at the nursery plant. I selected a pure white and a pure pink. This year was the second year that I've got my peonies and I was so happy they had plenty of blossoming flowers. My SIL said that if ants garthered around the flowers that means the flower is ready to bloom. And today I just cut two flowers each of its kind and put it in the vase. I enjoyed watching it every morning as I am waiting for the flowers to bloom in there natural glory.