Flower for Art and Crafts – Wild Tansy



I have a love/hate relationship with Tansy. As an extremely invasive plant, I pull about 95% of them. The other 5%, I let grow in clumps away from the gardens. I see why some states prohibit the planting of this golden-faced button. I believe they would grow through concrete.

A few interesting facts; Tansy was used as an embalming herb and used to preserve meat. It was also used to deter pests. In Greek, it means immortality. This made me laugh, you should see what I have done to try to get rid of this, it truly is immortal. Zeus was said to have made Ganymede immortal by giving the latter Tansy on Mount Olympus. Of course, its not recommended for us normal folks 😊

The rendering above was created by Elizabeth Blackwell. She is my favorite botanical illustrator besides my friend, Darren. I did straighten, and clean up…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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