|Azalea 'Golden Lights'|
If I had it to do over (and one great thing about gardening is that I can), I would plant the peony with Syringa 'Beauty of Moscow', a lilac with pinkish buds that open to white semi-double flowers. Since they're nowhere near one another, I put them together in a vase to get an idea of how they'd look together in the landscape.
|Tree peony 'Princess Chiffon' in a vase with Lilac|
'Beauty of Moscow'
Both the Azalea and the peony bloomed last year around May 21, so we're still heading into summer around a month ahead of schedule.
|Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Marieseii'|