Walking the globe we
taste your sugars with zeal, then
leave you in full bloom.
It is debated by gardeners if the symbiotic relationship between ants and peonies is necessary. I grew up understanding the ants gently ‘fed’ upon the green and nutritional petal covering eventually exposing this beautiful fragrant spring flower. Some say the blooming process can and will happen all on its own without the assistance of the ants. All I’ve ever known is wherever I’ve grown peonies, ants roam the unfurled petals and several days later these magnificent beds explode. How about you, do you have ants in your bed? Please comment, I’d love to know how your peonies bloom.