We put a few white peonies in the 'white garden' when we first moved in 4 years ago. We had a lot of trouble getting them to do much, until I installed wire cages around them. The rabbits have not been able to chew them down, and now they are finally blooming. We also put peonies in by the arbor 2 years ago (with wire cages) and they are also blooming!
I always called peonies poor man's roses. When the are blooming, they have such beautiful, abundant flower. Their scent is fantastic. They don't last long, and the summer rains tend to knock the heavy flowers down. We really appreciate them when they bloom.
Summer is really coming on strong. The bleeding hearts have recovered from the late frost back in May. The irises are blooming (also another of my favorite plants) (do you see a theme here - I like low maintenance plants)!
July will be here soon. Then the stella d'oro lillies, tiger lillies, daisies, and black eyed susans will be blooming. Such a beautiful time of year. It doesn't last long. Enjoy.