Perhaps my favorite spring flower, I love them for their brief blossoming time—it makes them all the more special and rare. I love the various shades of pink to red they adorn themselves in. I love the way ants crawl on the buds, helping them to open. I love how just one peony blossom in a small bowl is a perfect, elegant centerpiece. I have added a peony bush for every year I've had my current house. And I plan to keep doing it.