Two years ago, when we bought this house, I planted 2 peonies.
One year ago, in spring, I planted 2 more.
This year I planted one. It's scrawny with youth - let's not discuss it.
But the others! Especially the ones with two years to settle down and make flowers. They're going gangbusters. Peonies are long-lived plants who grow bushier and more productive with every year. I'm in love already, so I can't wait to see what they're doing 3 or 4 years from now.