I *love* peonies - I'm so happy that they are out now!
Mine are just buds now- you must be much warmer than we are. But I put the cages up around them so they won't fall over when it rains.
There are two houses where the peonies always bloom WAY earlier than the rest of the area. I don't know what it is! I'm hoping to check out the peony garden here in the Arboretum today or tomorrow.