After the blooms fade away you are left with great glossy green leaves. It really is a pretty bush for how little maintenance is required.
I recommend bringing in a few of the flowers for a display. They smell wonderful. Deadhead any blossoms outside if you want the bush to look prettier.
Each year we seem to get a nest of bunnies right in the center of the peony bush. Check out the baby rabbit my hubby found a couple of days ago.
Come fall we mow right over the dieing bush and the peonies are ready to pop up next Spring!