Fort the past year that we've been at the new house I've been debating on wether or not remove all the damn peony plants that are in the yard. I was nevr crazy about them because all my memories of peonies involve big black ants. This place must be magical.... NO black ants!! Look at these great blossoms! They make the house smell wonderful, bring smiles and they look great. I cut the stems really short, place them in cute bowls and scatter them around. I prefer this over the vase arrangemnt because when they flop they make one helluva mess. Either way, be sure to change the water everyday! I'm keeping the peonies!