Posted by Newt on July 29, 2002 at 17:42:03:
In Reply to: Re: Ants on peonies posted by peekay on July 25, 2002 at 13:33:37:
: : I have a lot of big ants in my garden. There a lot on my peonies too. They are on the buds and flowers. I don't know what to do! I used ant traps but they seems ineffective.
: Hi Wena ~
: Having ants on your peonies is a good thing! I don't know the scientific explanation for it, but the ants are what cause a peony to open and flower. But if you want them gone, a light spray of water from the hose is the best way to make them Bug Off.
: Good luck,
Don't remove the ants. Here's a site that explains it all.