“No matter what else happens, you really only have two options: you can either handle things well and be happy, or you can handle them poorly and be miserable.”
I’ve always heard that peonies fair best when there are ants crawling about. My peonies have always done well, and they have always been covered in ants. Coincidence? A better gardener than I would know. My Siberian Iris, which I mistakenly called African Iris a few posts back, really love Blackberry winter. Maybe that’s why they’re called Siberian Iris. A day of sun makes my gardens all the more beautiful.