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RE: Angelica question


Wash your hands and couldn't do a thing with them?  I have that problem
frequently.  LOL!!!  My fingers don't want to mind much of the time either,
Karen.  LOL!!!  No need to apologize.

Blessings,
Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Karen Fernsler
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 6:44 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Angelica question

Hrm.

Make that 'soothing tea and good base' .

Not sure what my fingers were thinking there.  Sorry.

On Thu, Jul 20, 2006 at 05:39:16PM -0500, Karen Fernsler wrote:
> Angelica archangelica maybe?
> 
>  - Musky smelling
>  - reaches a height of 8ft
>  - large glossy leaves
>  - huge lime-green flowerheads resembling cheerleader's pom-poms
>  - botanically biennial; growing first year, flowering the second then 
>    dying
>  - self sows freely
> 
> Candied stems  were the traditional green decorations on  cakes.
> Young stems can be cooked with rhubarb and soft fruits to sweeten the
tartness.
> Dried leaves make soothing tean and a good ase for pot pourri.
> 
> -- from _Traditional Home Book of Herbs_ by Michael Janulewicz
> 
> On Thu, Jul 20, 2006 at 06:19:08PM -0400, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
> > My friend and club member wants information about a plant that was 
> > given to him and is growing in his yard.  It is a fantastic-looking 
> > plant about seven feet tall with broad, deeply-cut leaves - by 
> > broad, I mean a foot or more across - and an enormous flower head about
18 inches across.
> > He was told it was "woodland angelica" but has not been able to find 
> > out more about it.  I have not had time to research it, but said I 
> > bet I know some folks who do know about it.  He was told it is 
> > tricky to germinate but may form offshoots around the base of the 
> > plant.  He doesn't even know if it is annual or perennial.  It looks 
> > like  the angelicas I have seen before, but about twice as large as 
> > anything I have ever seen.  I am a bit suspicious of anything that 
> > grows this large in one season.  It's handsome, but could easily 
> > become a bit too much.  Any information would be appreciated.
> > Auralie
> > 
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