Site Banners forum: Banner for June 16, 2019 by Lestv

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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jun 15, 2019 6:01 PM CST
The Peony Helper

Without the ants the peonies would never give us their beautiful blooms!

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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 15, 2019 6:08 PM CST
That's a beautiful banner, Leslie. Thumbs up

The ant posed perfectly. Smiling
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Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
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ShawnSteve
Jun 15, 2019 6:38 PM CST
I like the peony, Leslie, ,but thought the ant "dealy' was an "old wive's tale". They just like the sweet nectar, that all. Mine didn't have ants & they still flowered away ! Nice banner, though- Congrats !
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jun 15, 2019 9:05 PM CST
Great banner Leslie!
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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Jun 15, 2019 9:42 PM CST
Lovely! A Leslie banner!! Hurray!

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Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
Jun 16, 2019 1:16 AM CST
Beautiful banner, Leslie; what a gorgeous colour. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby I'm going out to see whether our peonies have ants - we've had so much rain recently that I expect if there are any they might have drowned... Sad Hilarious!
Name: Carla
Buckeye, AZ (Zone 9a)
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cocoajuno
Jun 16, 2019 5:19 AM CST
Wonderful banner!!! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Jun 16, 2019 6:21 AM CST
Wonderful banner, and nature's little helper the ant! My peonies are never without them! Thumbs up
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Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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GaNinFl
Jun 16, 2019 6:30 AM CST
Wonderful banner, Leslie! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Jun 16, 2019 6:38 AM CST
Leslie love the banner. Lovey dubby Hurray! The only problem is the picture is so good I keep trying to brush the ant off my phone Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jun 16, 2019 8:01 AM CST
Hahaha Ginny!!

Steve - the ants and peonies benefit from the activity of one another. Peony flowers provide nectar for ants and in turn the ants protect the blossoms from other floral-feeding insects. In my area the buds would be eaten if not for the ant "guards."

Casey - I will get back to you on the name. I keep losing the tag on this one. It is a pretty peony.
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Fleur569
Jun 16, 2019 8:47 AM CST
A sensational banner! 🐜 🐜 🐜 🐜 🐜 All logical theories for the ants on the peonies, proving Nature has its reasons.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 16, 2019 10:27 AM CST
Thanks all for the thumbs and acorns.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

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