Thursday, May 13, 2010

I've been busy as a bee, I mean, an ant today.


  1. :) What is it with the ants on the peonies anyway?

  2. The tale I've always heard is that the ants eat the hard outer bit of the bud, thus allowing the peony to bloom. Whether this is true or not, I couldn't say, and prefer to just believe it rather than looking it up and finding out that it is a myth! The other "old wives' tale" about peonies is that you always cut them back on August 28 -- not the 27th -- not the 29th -- to have the best blooms. This one seems to pan out, as I've had the best blooms EVER this year. Good enough for me!