It is one of the easiest flowers to dry around... Just pick it and either tie it in bundles and hang upside down or I stuck one big bunch in an old crock here at the cottage..
Or you can tie in bundles from a rack or place on a newspaper in a dry area...Just store in paper bags until you are ready to use it..
It is very fragrant and does not smell as nice as lavender.. smile..
Terry picked this big bunch for me and it was pretty strong smelling ...
Isn't he great? Always helping me by doing the harvesting of this stuff... I may do the work after we get home but he gathers it as I have a foot problem.. Yes.... and a head problem.. grin..
Tansy makes a lovely homey fall wreath after it dries..
Just break off bits of flowers and glue them on a wreath with your glue gun.. Almost the same method as when I made
It is wonderful in some potpourris but make sure it has dried well so that it does not overpower your other scents..
I include it in my blueberry one and it is great..
The main thing that I like myself about tansy is that it is a
BUG repellent... I detest bugs... really detest them...
So tansy will be shoved into some handmade bags as soon as it dries.. Place them in your dog or cat beds to repel bugs and also if you have ants or flies... Just hang some or lay a nice bundle tied with raffia here and there..
Here is a WONDERFUL TANSY LINK..
It gives some info about how it repels bugs..
In Finland they use it to make dye... A bright green one..
Most sites tell you not to ingest very much although a lot of old cookbooks have recipes for it..
I personally do not plan on eating it.. grin..
Although, a recipe for tansy mayo had me wondering..
No... I guess not.. smile..The smell is enough for me..
It does have healing qualities though according to many people..
My friend makes a tea with it and sponges hurting joints and such and really believes it works..
Also, according to my herb book folks in Scotland use it for a cure for gout.. One never knows until you try it...
And last but not least my book also says it was well known in bygone days to counteract hysteria.... grin..
That persuaded me... I shall be carrying some in my purse... lol..
Anyway, my dears that is all for my tansy episode.. grin..
Don't hold me responsible for any ingesting on your part...
So, I made a loaf of NO KNEAD BREAD to go with our supper..
I left out the rosemary and sea salt as Terry prefers it this way..
And I made one big loaf instead of two..
They tried several of the flower jellys that I had made and decided that they like the Queen Anne's Lace one best..
Jelly and roast beef don't really go together... grin.. oh well..
Ethel brought down a couple of her sewing projects to show me..
She is a wizard with a needle.... quilts, bags, everything..
Here are some Christmas presents she is getting finished...
My friend, Ethel..
Her daughter comes to Keepers when she can and our husbands have a great time together..
It was so nice to see them and have a few laughs..
Ethel is just learning to use the computer so heaven help me if she sees that I posted her pic.. grin..
That is all for tonight dear girls...
Oh... some of you were asking me about pinterest..
It is a sharing of ideas that is like a pin board ...
You see some idea you like and you pin it on your own boards..
When you want the idea then you just click on the pin and there is all the info...
Here is MY PINTEREST ADDRESS..
I am just learning so it is kind of scrambled but all in due time..
Take care and thanks again for your visits and comments..
God bless and keep you all ...