Every gardener’s dream—the peony! The bulbous buds are almost as wonderful as their fully mature flowers. These perennials will grow increasingly beautiful as the years pass, and pass they will! Some peonies have been known to thrive for over 100 years. Peonies are often adored for their gorgeous pink pastel colors and lush foliage, but they’re also lovely in red, white, yellow and a variety of other options. They are some of the longest lasting cut flowers and will fill a vase like none other. Sidenote: if you see ants on your flowers, leave them be! They help protect your peonies.