The Magic in Yarrow: If deer hate it, I love it!

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The Magic in Yarrow

By Sharon
July 22, 2014

There was magic, she said, in the plants we gathered from the mountain. Magic plants had three reasons for living: They gave us food, they gave us medicine, and they gave us beauty. She said yarrow was truly magic because it was also a plant that could live with very little water. To me, the very best part about yarrow was that it was so old it had a story to tell. That made it even more magical. I loved Aunt Bett's stories.

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Name: Andi
Pocono Mountains, PA (Zone 6a)
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GardenQuilts
Jul 22, 2014 12:20 PM CST
And the leaves would come in handy when working around the roses.

When I thought of yarrow, I thought of the bright yellow woodland variety. I didn't realize that it came in such lovely colors including lavender and bright pink!
Name: Andi
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GardenQuilts
Jul 22, 2014 12:22 PM CST
Winston the pug doesn't like the wild woodland yarrow. Whenever he sniffs a stand of it, he pees on the stalks! Silly doggie.

I wish that he would bark at deers as vigorously as he barks at cars!
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Sharon
Jul 22, 2014 12:26 PM CST
True about the leaves and roses!

Smiles for Winston! Thanks Andi.
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Name: Andi
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GardenQuilts
Aug 6, 2014 9:19 PM CST
I "adopted" some white yarrow I found while strolling with you know who. I put it in the future wildflower corner with the newly relocated ditch lilies and some hyssop. It was on my mind thanks to your article.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Aug 6, 2014 9:37 PM CST
Perfect!! It will be just perfect there and the white will also be good with the others. I love what you are doing with all that lovely land.
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Name: Andi
Pocono Mountains, PA (Zone 6a)
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GardenQuilts
Aug 6, 2014 10:21 PM CST
I feel like I have more to do than I have gotten done, but it is an enjoyable journey....except for the rocks, weeds, deer.....if it were easy, I would get bored.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Aug 6, 2014 11:09 PM CST
There will for sure be no boredom for you, my dear!
And it's going to be welcoming and very very peaceful there.
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