Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ants on Peonies


I've always wondered why ants like peonies but I don't know the answer. They just do. I took this photo just a few minutes ago on this cool Tuesday morning that feels like a Monday. I have to get this show on the road pretty soon because I have to go to an office meeting. See you later. my iPhone photo

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ants are attracted to the sweet sap the peonies exude. They do no harm to the plant.

Content in a Cottage said...

Anon...

Thanks for the information about the ants and the peonies.

Rosemary

Dawn Aragon said...

I've been told the ants removing the sweet stuff on the peonies is what opens the flowers

Content in a Cottage said...

Dawn...

That would make sense. Maybe the nectar is like glue and the ants have to remove it before the buds can open.

Thanks, Rosemary