When I cut flowers (typically daylilies) from my garden and bring them inside, I often find I am treated to a barrage of flies over the next few days. I'm going to guess that there are maggot larvae within the flowers, which matures inside my home.
I'd also like to bring in my peonies, but they are covered in ants. If a different technique is applicable for them, I'd like to know.
I love the idea of bringing my garden inside, but not at the expense of harboring an indoor insect colony. Is there a way to kill the insects/larvae (with or preferably without chemicals?)