The peonies were loaded with blooms and buds but it rained. So trimming the dead blooms was on my list of things to do. It's one of the annoying things about a lot of flowers. When they are finished, the flowerbed looks bad until they are deadheaded. The new things bloom but until the old ones are cleared away, the new things don't show up well. I've deadheaded the peonies, most of the irises, and most of the columbines. A few of each are still blooming so it's a case of taking care of them as they occur.