I'm relieved to see that my new peony
was spared by the resident pest squirrel
which had been systematically rooting and digging around its vicinity.
I've set it near a lilac bush (click photo) in a color-coordination scheme. They should bloom
at about the same time, in early June. It's to the left of the lilac.
My projected yellow iris border will run right in front of them.
It has single salmon pink flowers, and I'm eagerly looking forward for it to bloom, which I suspect will happen
a couple or so years from now.