I am so glad our peonies decided to make an appearance before we leave. The buds were so tight that I was just sure we were going to miss them entirely. I had never seen a peony before we moved to Oregon way back when, and I just love them. There is a peony garden not far from us where they raise what must be hundreds of different peonies. The only disadvantages of peonies that I can see is that they are expensive to purchase, and the blooms don't last long enough!
And then on a total self-serving note, I'm hoping all of our blueberries don't get in any big hurry to get ripe. If they would just hold on (doubtful) until toward the end of June, that would be grand. :-)