Althea + Ants = NO BLOOMS! Help!
Dear Folks -
I have three Hibiscus Syriacus (Althea), and one isn't blooming. When I checked it, I found the reason. Each bud is COVERED with ants! They are feeding!! Several buds were gone already, and the rest aren't far behind. Why is this happening to only one of these shrubs? They are in different locations, but ants are everywhere right now (!), so it seems that the other two should be suffering as well. I guess that I should consider myself lucky.
Anyone have any thoughts? Or solutions?