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Name: Arlene L
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May 28, 2016 4:33 AM CST
|I would like to cut and bring in some of my beautiful peonie blossoms. However I don't want the hidden ants, etc. how do I remove insects from them prior to entering the house?|
May 28, 2016 6:08 AM CST
|How about a good spray with the garden hose? Gene|
Madison, IN (Zone 6a)
May 28, 2016 6:23 AM CST
|I've not tried this before, but maybe putting them in a vase with sugar water. that might entice the critters down from the flowers and then you can nab them.|
May 28, 2016 6:25 AM CST
|I think the short answer is that you can't, not completely. You could try gently tapping the flowers on a hard surface to encourage them to leave. I would think spraying with a garden hose might spoil the flowers. Gently shaking or tapping the critters out may not get rid of any lurking deep inside the flowers but should reduce the numbers.|
May 28, 2016 6:28 AM CST
|Would submerging the flowers ruin them? Insects won't stay under water long and they will very quickly float to the surface.|
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