Today’s Pretty: Peony Bud

Dark Pink Peony Bud

It took me a while to realize that Peonies do this weird thing when they are going through the bud phase. They produce this liquidy/syrupy substance over the buds and is why mine are often covered in ants. I honestly just thought I was always catching them with dew collected on them or after they’d been rained on or the sprinklers had run. I don’t think I’ve seen a Peony bud that didn’t have some form of liquid on it at while it was in that state. One of the cool things you learn when you stop and look at the smaller things.

Author: TJ Fox

I am a slightly sane artist, amateur photographer, book addict, wife, mom and raging introvert. I have more hobbies than I can count, so it is beyond shocking that I manage to find time to do any of them, let alone most of them and still have time to do anything else. Of all the talents I claim, writing wasn’t one of them until my muse dropped the idea for a book on my head.

4 thoughts on “Today’s Pretty: Peony Bud”

      1. Totally makes sense. Ants are definitely pollinators. You and your daughter might be interested in a book I’m currently using as a mentor text: FLOWER TALK HOW PLANTS USE COLOR TO COMMUNICATE, by Sara Levine.
        It’s full of information and I love the writing and illustrations.

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