With all the peonies and rhododendrons we've planted, I actually brought myself to cut some flowers to bring inside today. Fresh peonies smell unbelievable! The whole yard is perfumed.
With peonies, whose bursting blooms cause their stems to arch to the ground, cutting actually feels like the right thing to do. When all of our hydrangeas are in bloom we will be approaching cutting garden status, something I've always dreamed of. No guilt!