I heard someone mention this week that the peonies needed ants to crawl over them to take care of the wax covering over the buds. Have you known that? When we lived at the other property, the ants were very plentiful on the buds, but here - not so much. If the wax coating isn't removed, the buds will not open, so I was told.
I hope you are having a good week-end. Here, we had more rain last night, so the garden work is once again on hold.:-( We'll get there!
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