Hi peony lovers.
I have a few quick questions. One of my peonies, a second-season Henry Bockstoce has only one bud on it and it's very small. The plant itself is growing well, but the bud doesn't seem to be progressing. I'm wondering if I should pinch it off to better support establishment of the root?
On one of the others, a Bowl of Beauty (also second season), I have several buds that have a bunch of ants on them! Is that normal? Should I do something?
Same peony has several tiny, tiny buds near each larger bud. Should I pinch those off or leave them be?
in advance for your guidance. These are my first-ever peonies so I'm still learning and very appreciative of all the help I'm getting here.