Bright yellow button flowers. After tolerating its agressive ways for a good number of years in the thug area in the back of the back yard island, I finally decided to give it the boot last year. Millions of seedlings were getting to be too much... Of course, I still have plenty of them to deal with now (even in the lawn).
This is a weed in our garden
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|Kate||Feb 03, 2009||Interesting fact - tansy is a medicinal plant. Flowers are dried and steeped and used for appetite stimulation, because of the bitter taste I assume, bile production stimulation (liver function) and even as anti-helmintic.
I love you site - very nice, informative and usefull.|
|Russell Cutts||Apr 10, 2009||I appreciate your website as well as the challenges of gardening and farming. Here on our Whitestone Farm in Georgia we use Tansy intensively as a "compost accelerant" which not only speeds up the finishing of fine compost...it also adds valuable soluble nutrients like phosphorus which plants need for health! Tansy's not such a bad plant to have around -- if you can keep it in check, huh?|
Thanks for that tidbit, Russ. My compost pile must have done well the year I decided to finally pull them tansies :-). There's only a little bit left, along a fenceline.
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