03. May 2011 · 6 comments · Categories: General · Tags: ,

and Pink makes them Perfect~

except for the ants but don’t worry if the ants go marching one by one onto your peony buds.  Peonies do not cause ants to infest your garden and home. web-r-121

 There is nectar on the buds that attracts the ants from your garden and you notice them because you are admiring your beautiful peony plant and it’s wonderful perfumed scent. peony-w

 Once the flowers bloom, they are less interested and will go away. w-ant

Some say they are the Pollinators of the Plant.  They are not.  Others say they aid the blossom in opening, yet some bloom without ants, so they must not be a necessity in the blooming process. peony

In any case, the ants aren’t harmful. 

 Just shake them off the flowers when you cut them to bring inside.  I  lightly spray the flowers while holding them upside down in my sink. That often gets rid of the ants that are hiding.

You can’t blame them really, if I was that small I couldn’t think of a more Pleasant mountain to climb. 

 

~”To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.”  ~Beverly Nichols

6 Comments

  1. lovely blooms.. so sad they can’t survive in the hot tropics like the Phils… was here for ABC wed. hope you can visit back.

  2. rather have ants in the flowers rather than on the floor of the house. which we do…
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. Perfect for this week’s theme!

  4. I love peonies. Cant wait for mine to bloom this year but they aren’t pink though. :) Would love you to visit my ABC Wednesday page here.

  5. Gorgeous! They are beautiful blossoms.

  6. We used to have white peonies at our last home. I sure wish that had brought some with me 15 years ago. I love them.