As you would guess, I love, love peonies. I want to fill my house with them. After meeting with a florist I decided I couldn't wait, and wanted to try growing my own. Well, I have a very poor track record with plants. Last week I finally gave up on the office cactus I drowned and threw it away. So I might be setting the bar too high.
After talking with a gardener at City People's for 30 minutes, I purchased a peony to plant. I went to clear an area in our yard, and realized after talking to my mom that the green "weeds" I was frantically pulling up were actually a flower - crocus! Those bulbs at the end of the plants apparently mean not a weed. Yikes! Good thing we have more of the crocus than we know what to do with.
And the finished product. Now I just have to wait.