Ants all over my new rose!
I went outside today to check on one of my container roses. It was a bare root rose that I just planted about a week ago. I moved back the pine mulch that I had mounded over the canes, and there were tons of tiny black ants all over the mulch!
What can I do to protect my rose against these pests? Will they kill my new baby rose? Or are they just after the mulch. I use that fine pine mulch.