Tree peonies leaf out early and have spectacular spring flowers. The pale blue-green foliage tolerates the heat of summer and remains attractive long into fall, gradually turning golden-green with reddened edges. Winter? Winter is when you wait for spring to return.
But the truth of things is this:
Give a man a camera and he will go out and explore the world. Give him Photoshop, and he will sit in front of his computer all day.