Saturday, June 2, 2012


I know it is hard to see.   Next year, I will hold a large sheet behind it.  It is pretty spectacular. It approaches 7 feet tall.  Angelica is one of those herbs that is great tasting, but do not get too much of it.  The last I heard was that it had carcinogenic properties if too much is ingested.  Generally, the stem is candied and used as a sweet licorice like decoration on cakes and other baked goods.  I really do not take the time to actually harvest and candy this, but I love it in the garden.  It is one of those plants that looks like it is from Mars that people always point to first in the garden.  The other is Milk Thistle and Scottish thistle...real standouts in the garden. 

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