rose of sharon question
I transplanted a rose of sharon 2 years ago in the fall. last year it did well, it grew and produce flowers. this year ants seemed to have invaded it and have made the leaves looks shriveled and the blooms very puny and stopped other blooms from developing and opening. does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on why the ants invaded it and is there a way to get rid of the ants without harming the plant? is it even the ants that is the problem? thanks in advance for your help!