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Re: runner plants

Hi again Donna,
Concerning your tansy, when I lived in Northern Lower Michigan (about 25
miles South of the Mackinac Bridge) we had that plant in our yard.  The
local story was that the lady that lived in the house prior to us had
relatives in Texas, and when she visited them, she really liked a small
minature marygold sized border plant that grew there.  She brought some back
to Michigan, where it grew and grew and grew.  Donna, that stuff was 6 to 7
feet tall, and with stalks an inch to an inch and a half in diameter.  The
stuff was like trees, and was growing very close together.  The first spring
we lived there, I burned the patch of tansy, and it burned for the better
part of a day, with all of the fallen stalks burning.  What a mess.  Hope
you can keep it contained.  Rich in Z-5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2003 7:38 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] runner plants

> Sorry to confuse you Cathy- yes am talking about two different plants,
> just happen to be in the same bed I was working on today.
> I think Bonnie is right about the gooseneck loosestrife. I have never
> had a name for the tansy.  Everyone kept telling me it was Sweet Annie.
> I grew that one year and took 4 years to rid the garden of it! This has
> a thicker leaf and gets yellow button type flowers. I have posted a very
> bad picture of it on the net... Anyone want to take a guess? This
> picture was from last August. I am sure you folks will have it id in
> five minutes :)
> http://illianagardenpond.org/tansy.jpg
> Donna
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