I am with you... PEONIES!Here in the South Okanagan, it is too hot for them... they just don't 'happen'.
I used to have peonies at the last house I lived in...I couldn't wait for them to bloom. So big and bold! It always cracked me up that mother nature would grow them on stems that couldn't support their weight, lol. One of my fave flowers is the common white daisy :)
ah but the weather in the Okanagan is just glorious!
yes, the common white daisy is understated but lovely too.