Four years ago the family bought a Peony and planted it in a small flower bed by the goats pasture. Peonies are the very colorful plants that are often seen next to home foundations. The plants have round, ping pong sized flower buds that are covered with ants just before they open. The Peony won't bloom the first year it is planted and the plant grows new from the ground up each year. Our Peony was in tough shape because the dad kept forgetting where it was an tilled it up every fall. Last year the Mom put a pile of rocks around it and saved it from starting over this year. Here is a picture of our first bloom.