Usually the sequence is poppies, then peonies, but not this year. I almost walked right by the first peony bloom after it had opened because I was so distracted by the mass of poppies. The peonies wilt in the noon heat but recover in the cool of the evening, and release such a beautiful perfume. I rushed home after work tonight so I could check on them. Another day or two of glamorous blooms before they change to more understated seed pods.