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Do Ants Hurt Peony Flowers?

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Peonies and ants seem to go together, but do ants hurt peony flowers and buds? What is the relationship between ants and peonies? Why are there ants on my peonies?

The good news is that ants on peony bushes aren’t harmful. They don’t help your flowers, either. Learn more about why you see ants on peonies and the real reason why these insects enjoy visiting your flowers as much as you do.

First Published: October 2016 Last Updated: February 25, 2020

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Chrysanthemum Shows

 

My dad entered his first of many chrysanthemum shows in 1975, and for many years afterward, my fall memories were filled with images of brilliant football mums, spider mums, and exhibition chrysanthemums. Growing chrysanthemums or any flowers for exhibition requires a special level of dedication to a particular type of flowers.

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