when we bought our house and came to visit it (we were able to visit twice before actually moving in), it was wintertime. i told mikko that as soon as the keys are ours in may, i'll plant lily-of-the-valley and white peonies - two of my favourites.
while visiting, i asked the owner if he remembers what grows in the garden. we looked out the window and he pointed to the back: "there's some little white ones there..." me: "do you mean lily-of-the-valley?" him: "yeah! and over there (pointing to another spot) you'll find some big, white fluffy ones..." me: "you mean peonies?" him: "yeah! that's right!"
i think the home was meant to be ours ♥