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Waupaca, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 6, 2009
6:21 PM

Post #7141553

I know how you feel about Tansy I have found it all over my yard. I was about to tear it all out but, one day I found where a mouse, or mice, were coming in under the island in my kitchen. They just walked their way up the gas pipe. Traps did not work then I decided to use some of the old strewing herbs I have planted in my gardens. I chose Tansy to start. I picked leaves and put them around where they were coming in. Much to my surprise and pleasure the mice have not been back. The Tansy stays and not only will I dry t he plant for the flowers to use in arrangements but I will also keep dried leaves a mouse deterant
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2009
10:39 PM

Post #7142310

You are right, and I had forgotten about that! We did that at home when I was growing up. I don't have a mouse, but yet another reason to keep the tansy supply handy.
Thanks for reminding me!
Medina, NY

July 30, 2012
3:42 PM

Post #9223972

I have tansy in my yard - never dies. My house is 200 years old, maybe the tansy is from the 1800's. I don't know. Anyway, someone told me that in the old days, tansy was given to young, unmarried women who found themselves pregnant, in order in make them sick enough to lose the fetus - an old form of abortion. Is this true - curious. I keep the plant because it is a connection to the past. Thanks for the information about tansy in your article. Oh, by the way, my cousin named her cat "Tansy", after my plant.

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