Sunday, April 5, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWER: Camomile, a wild flower.

Spring brings many flowers in my yard, wild or not. One of them that I really like is camomile.


As soon as the blossoms are open and rich, I collect them and put them in a pan down the hot sun in order to dry them. Then I put them in a plastic vase.


They're ready to be a hot brew for next Winter.

Or a compress for my tired eyes...

Make a colorful bouquet at

20 comments:

Kendris said...

Beautiful shots! Do you use the leaves, the flowers or the whole plant?

Leora said...

I'm planting to plant chamomile instead of grass in two plots in my front yard. I wonder how it will go. These are great, your abundant supply!

Tink *~*~* said...

I drink chamomile tea at night sometimes, if I'm having a hard time falling asleep. It really works!

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ChrisC and JonJ said...

I tired growing chamomile once,here in Florida,and it just didn't do well.I was so disappointed.Your's is lovely!

People with Cameras said...

Wow - didn't realize you could do that - not sure why. I rely on the grocery store too much, lol.

Judy said...

What a lovely sight! All those chamomile flowers!! Mostly I just let them go to seed, which explains how I have those feathery leaves all over the place. Not sure if my neighbours would agree!!lol

fishing guy said...

Marina: That is a usage that I have never heard. Interesting how different parts of the world know these things.

Arija said...

Healing herbs are always good to have in the garden. I too usually have a patch of them under a purple rose.

Arija said...

Healing herbs are always good to have in the garden. I too usually have a patch of them under a purple rose.

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Wow Chamomile!!!
I love chamomile tea!
What a delicate flower!

Naturegirl said...

Cammomole tea one of my staples in the teas I drink!

Titania said...

I love cammomile flowers and I dry them for tea. When you said you dry them my first thought was for tea. It is very calming and also nice to drink.

Reader Wil said...

Great idea Marina to use these camomiles for tea! Thanks for your visit!

ayamlin said...

Hi Marina!
I like the smell of Camomile!
it soothes me!
I can be relaxed with Camomile tea!
you're so lucky to have much camomile!

Denise said...

How wonderful Marina, I have never seen the Camomile other than what I use for a soothing cup of tea. Your photographs are lovely and I found your post very interesting. Thank you!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Marina

Interesting post!!
I drank camomile tea when I was child.
It's good to calm us!
Wondeerful post!
Hope to see you every week!

Luiz

Shari said...

i don't think i've ever seen camomile before, they're so pretty.

Anette said...

When I see those flowers, I think about spring, summer, sun and warmth! I can just go over to your blog when I need to get away from this snow and rain. My husband and I used to call Cammomile tea: "No nightmare tea"

Mimi said...

Beautiful camomile flowers..thanks for sharing..

Mediterranean kiwi said...

we have lots growing in the garden - smelss beautiful