My Peonies had a good Spring and early Summer with adequate rain!
I have three plants, all from neighbor Jo years ago. Ruby, Pink and White. The white one has not bloomed yet.
Ants are always present.
Years ago I recall this time of year the ladies would bring bouquets of peonies to church on Sunday mornings and the church smelled so good! I suppose they don't "do" that anymore...too bad.