I have 2 mystery peonies. One has flower buds on it. It looked kind of dry so I gave it a good soak. The other peony is just growing up from the ground. I had to barricade it as my dog was sitting on it(to look through the fence). I think it's kind of early for peonies.
I also see lots of dried foliage left from last year. I assume it's OK to prune that away. Hmmm... intrigued by what colors they will be !