Flower of the Day: 02.11.2017 Tansy

Tansy 31.07.2017

We call it “Rainfarn” in German. It is usually regarded as a weed, perhaps because you often find it on the side of the rail tracks. However, it is beneficial to the garden apparently, but as not sure why. I got myself a few plants from the market from a herb seller. Unfortunately my neighbour decided it looked weedy and mowed it down one year, although it would have survived. However as compensation he bought me 10 plants and now I have a wonderful field of Tansy at the side of my garden: nothing special, but I like its button flowers in Summer.

Flower of the Day: 02.11.2017 Tansy

6 thoughts on “Flower of the Day: 02.11.2017 Tansy

    • It’s not actually a weed but there are not many that would have it in the garden. It is supposed to keep unwanted insects away and in the olden days iit was applied as a cure against worms

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    • Tansy does seem to have its talents. I got my original plant from a herbalist who had a stall on the market. Actually he had none to sell but told me he had some in his plot of land and would deliver them when he was finished on the market, which he did. That was at least ten years ago.

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