It’s the end of June and that means it’s finally Peony season here!!!
I had one plant succumb to winter kill but the other two made it and one is thriving better than ever before. It literally makes my heart skip a beat when I see them!
I bought my very first plant 6 years ago, I brought it home and discovered that it was covered in ants. I quickly cleaned all the ants off into the dumpster and proceeded to plant it in my flower bed. It died. A seasoned peony growing friend of mine told me they need the ants. I did not like that! Not one bit. I hate ants but I wanted the peonies, I learned to accept that the ants were part of the package. I don’t know what the deal is, I don’t know if they actually need the ants but I’ve been growing the plants successfully since, I’m not about to mess up a good thing.
Lesson learned: accepting things I do not like might yield a beautiful result.
As Gretchen Rubin says, happiness doesn’t always make me FEEL happy.
Great post! I love peonies! I’ve heard that ants help pollinate the flowers.