I have two pretty large peony plants. They've been in the same spots for quite a few years - like more than 15 I think. And every year we get a bad storm just as they all start blooming and all the beautiful flowers hit the ground. Of course, I could cage them and that would probably help but I never remember to do that until after they've started blooming and I start worrying about the storm that is inevitable. This year, I managed to cut a few AND even take a few pictures and there are no storms in the forecast for the next few days so I might even get to see them REALLY bloom out!!