What IS it about peonies?
Perhaps part of their appeal is the relationship between peonies — and their friends, the ants.
In the early Spring I have seen peony buds literally covered with ants as they scramble to feed on the sweet, gooey delights inside!
For a long time, an old myth led many of us to believe that the ants actually helped to open the peony buds.
And although it has since been proven that ants are not required for the opening of peonies, I still like to think that they might have a hand – or legs – in their magical unfolding! 😉