Peonies are my flower. We had the luck of buying the old house of a gardner. There were bushes of peonies all over the place.
I had no idea what an explosion of color and scents I was in for that first year. My husband didn’t like them– the flower buds excrete a sticky goo that attracts flies. We comprimised and moved the bushes that lined the path to the back door to a different spot 🙂
I never noticed the flies!