This photo of a Peony bud was taken April 23, 2010. I have a total of four Peony plants on the south side of my house. I transplanted them from my front yard when I moved there nine years ago. I had never dealt with Peonies before and followed the directions for transplanting religiously. I must have done something right, because they not only bloom early, the blooms are huge. I will take a photo every day until they bloom and you can seem them in all their glory! This is a series of post I will create in honor of National Garden Month.