… or short for tree peonies, are the first of the peonies to bloom at jewel. I have several, but this yellow is my favorite or at least my favorite that has bloomed so far. Which means my favorite could change tomorrow! I also have a herbaceous yellow peony, but it will bloom much later. Thank goodness they are cold hardy because it has been 35 and 33 respectively the last two nights. That saying that you don’t plant tender plants until after the first full weekend in May definitely holds true this year. Hopefully that is the last of the cold nights. On a side note the cold has not stifled the mosquitos as I was bitten twice tonight. Gardening is not as much fun for me after they arrive.