Personal Virtue, Plus Holiday Tip for Justifying Champagne December 10 2014

Self-Centered Intro: My love of peony blossoms, ants, and their relationship is not the absolute best thing about me, but it's definitely in the top 5.

Key Question: Would this peony blossom have been possible in April without the ant in the middle? With vigor and passion, some gardeners say no, that ants are required, helping peony buds to open fully.

Conclusion of Convenience: That may be only a garden legend, but I like the story and the celebration of teamwork . . . so I say let's roll out the tiny ant-sized red carpet and champagne!


P.S. Interested in this photo? Look here and here.