I like peonies. I think they make a nice statement in the garden once they are established. I love that they are easy to take care of. A little staking, dividing every few years, and they reliably come back over and over. I would not say I love peonies... but I was undoubtedly impressed when I walked into the Boerner Botanical Garden and saw this sea of peonies. I might even say I loved a few of them. I had to share my journey.
I did my best to get identities of many of the peonies I got in close to, but some are not labeled. Just FYI: I post the names above the pictures, not below. You can see the labels in some pictures if you click the picture to enlarge it.
Here's a peony I could learn to love, Bartzella:
Carolyn Mae Nelson (another favorite):