Wednesday, June 30, 2010
People are always surprised when I point this out to them. I pick a sprig, warm it in my hand and have them smell the wonderful scent. "What is that? Where do you get it?"
It's a very common plant that you can probably find growing in your alley or alongside an unpaved road. You step on it all the time and don't even know what a special little plant it is. It's pineapple weed or wild chamomile. I pick it when it gets around 6-8 inches high, either rinse off the roots or cut them, and place them in a jar for a wonderful scent in the room. Sometimes I gather it and wash it very carefully, hang it to dry and use it in my potpourri. I want more next year so I'm careful not to pick all of it in one area.
When you're out walking keep your eyes open for this unassuming little plant. Let me know what you think. I love to share it with others. Diane