Flower Jellies (BBB)


It’s spring! I think! Somebody make sure it doesn’t snow again. Spring means wildflower time–and garden flower time, too. There are lots of wild and garden flowers that make wonderful jellies (with gorgeous natural color). Herbs, too. And practically for free, minus the pectin and sugar! (If you already have jars. You have jars, don’t you?)

For more info and to see some awesome flower jellies, check out Sheryl-Runningtrail’s post from last year on Farm Bell Recipes here and get the handy printable page for the basic recipe: Flower and Herb Jellies.

I found an extensive list of edible flowers at About.com here to help you know what to pick! (The list even tells you what each flower tastes like.)


Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by Tracy at Sunburnt Cow Handmade Shop. Check out her website and her Udderly Amazing New Shop Contest for new online crafting shopkeepers here!

For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. You can just put (BBB) at the end of your comment or otherwise note that you want to be in the draw. One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive a Ball Blue Book. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (March 30). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (March 31). Return to this post to claim your book if your name is drawn (or check the BBB Winners List).

Find out more about the Ball Blue Book Project and become a sponsor.

UPDATE 03/31/11: The winning comment number, drawn by random.org, is #89, Tracy. (There may be more than one Tracy. This is the Tracy whose email address begins with summerwindsquilts.) Email me at CITRgiveaways(at)yahoo.com with your full name and address for shipping!



  1. Mindy W. says:

    BBB, enter me please.

  2. Debbie says:

    BBB please!

  3. Lindsay says:

    Those flowers are so beautiful! What a great idea! BBB please :sun:

  4. Blessings from a Wildflower says:

    Thank You for the informtaion on edible wildflowers,a very interesting subject to explore…BBB…Please..~~HUGS~~

  5. Michelle says:

    I’d like to win, please!

  6. tea4too0 says:

    I may have to try these jellies. Please enter me in the BBB, thank you. T

  7. Jeannie says:

    BBB pretty please. πŸ™‚

  8. Jean - MN says:

    My mother used to make violet jam after I picked a lot of violets – thanks for the memory — BBB please!

  9. judydee says:

    We have a yard, not a lawn, and the violets are blooming profusely. Wonder how many I would need to pick to make jam, and wonder how stiff I would be after picking that many violets?? I may have to try it though. BBB please.

  10. Tracey In Paradise Pa. says:

    Beautiful!! I want spring!! Flowers and jelly!!
    Granny Trace

  11. Jana NC says:

    I’d love a BBB!

  12. Jeanne says:

    BBB please! Thanks!

  13. Trudy says:

    I must say I’ve never eaten flower or herb jellies…just the old-fashioned kind of blackberry, stawberry, grape, and pretty much any kind of berry…oh, yes and apple butter, too…yummmmoooo!
    BBB, please….thank you!

  14. Suzanne_Arlene says:

    Spring Flowers I can’t find them threw the snow darn
    BBB Please and Thank You

  15. Jennifer B says:

    My mother was just recommending edible flowers, knowing that I am trying for an all-edible garden. Great timing! BBB

  16. Anke says:

    I’ve never made flower jellies but I’m going to research it a bit more. Sounds interesting to me.
    BBB please.

  17. Debbie says:

    would. love a BBB!

  18. Linda Goble says:

    Love to have a BBB. Please. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Mary says:

    thanks for all the recipes – just finished off the lemon ice box pie I made. need to learn to can… BBB!

  20. brookdale says:

    I’m sitting here eating Grandmother Bread toast, wishing I had some homemade jam to put on it…
    BBB please!

  21. justdeborah2002 says:

    we are still miles away from spring here, but would love the BBB, please.

  22. Megan Duff says:

    BBB please and thank you!

  23. Hamp Girl says:

    BBB please!

  24. gfoulds says:

    BBB Please and Thank You ..

  25. Mary Hall says:

    :shimmy: Hi Suzanne, how’s farm life? Since today is my birthday, I thought this would be a great day to enter myself into the BBB.
    Mary :sun:

  26. langela says:

    BBB me, please. Now I’m off to research flower jellies.

  27. Gem says:

    I want IT! BBB, please.

  28. Amy I. says:

    BBB please…would love to try the jellies!!!

  29. Sheepie-girl says:

    PLEASE pick ME for the BBB!

  30. Connie says:

    I’d love to win it! Thanks for the chance.

  31. Sherry says:

    I’d love a BBB to help me can my goodies this summer!

  32. marymac says:

    I really could use that BBB!!

  33. Runningtrails says:

    I loved making the flower jellies last year! I can’t wait for spring! I can’t find spring flowers through the snow either πŸ™

    I have plans to make violet jelly this year. I have a woodland and fields full of violets, some purple and some yellow. I might try dandelion jelly too and dandelion syrup!

    I am sending Suzanne the dandelion syrup post today!

  34. Rockyshore says:

    BBB for me, please.

  35. judithann says:

    Hmmmm, wildflower jelly for Christmas gifts…. the BBB would sure help. Thanks!

  36. Peggy says:

    I need a new BBB so I can get rid of the old coverless one I have trouble finding.

  37. mary says:

    Entering the BBB drawing with this comment

  38. annabel52 says:

    Today is my lucky day (?) I need the BBB

  39. Dorothy says:

    :woof: BBB Please & thanks!

  40. windspiritwhimsies says:

    This looks wonderful! Color,taste,smell and texture,a treat for all our senses. I would love to learn how to can! Please enter me for BBB! Thanks! :purpleflower:

  41. Pam C in Canada says:

    I want to have a BBB please! Unfortunately, all we have that is “sprouting” here are rivers & lakes of water from all the snow…maybe by the end of April we won’t have any snow left??

  42. morningstar says:

    Please could you enter me for the BBB thank you very much

  43. Rys says:

    I love the idea of making flower jelly! If only I had a Blue Book to tell me how! πŸ˜₯

    BBB Please!

  44. LeAnn says:

    My mom makes gorgeous wedding cakes w/real flowers on them, so I’ll be checking out the list of edible flowers. I’m sure it will help expand our list of “cake safe” flowers, since we are only sure of a few.
    BBB, please!

  45. Kat J, Arizona says:

    BBB, please.

  46. Miss Becky says:

    that’s a great list for edible flowers, thanks Suzanne. and thank you to Tracy for sponsoring the Ball Blue Book giveaway today. BBB!

  47. mammaleigh says:

    I would love to get one! BBB please!

  48. Lee in KY says:

    BBB please.

  49. Jessica says:

    Spring please!!! And BBB please : )

  50. Mim says:

    so glad you did this today…..last couple years I have wanted to try violet jelly and don’t think about it til the violets are gone…maybe this year…. BBB please

  51. Gerry says:

    Over the weekend I cut daffodils during a snowstorm! Come on spring! BBB please.

  52. Diane says:

    I would like to win the BBB. Thanks,Diane

  53. debby68 says:

    I’m heading over to About.com right now. I have always wanted to try floral jellies. Consider me for the BBB also. Thanks!

  54. Nancy Stickler says:

    Herb jelly…right up my alley!!! BBB, please!

  55. Tx Aggiemom says:

    :shimmy: :shimmy: :shimmy: :shimmy: :shimmy:
    Pick me, me, me for the BBB, please, please, please.
    :moo: :moo: :moo: :moo: :moo: :moo: :moo:

  56. Nadeanne says:

    ooo…herb jelly!! BBB Please!!

  57. Glenie says:

    BBB and thanks for site to edible flowers.

  58. Lisa says:

    I can’t wait to try a basil jelly:))) and I would love the book!! Thanks for the opportunity:)))

  59. Alison says:

    I never tried flower jelly before, sounds intriguing ! BBB please.

  60. Andrea Pierce says:

    Count me in! Spring is coming! BBB

  61. Rachel says:

    I’m going to try some of these once our foot of snow goes away!

    BBB please!

  62. cricketjett says:

    BBB, please!!!

  63. ktlovespie says:

    I’ve never heard of flower jellies. Sounds quite interesting though! BBB please.

  64. Sharon Dziekonski says:

    Please enter me for the BBB! And I am jealous that you have flowers already-here in central NY the crocuses are just starting to poke out ofhte ground.

  65. Sarah G says:

    BBB for me please!

  66. Joyce Miller says:

    Just found a box of old mason jars!!!! Really need the BBB !! :snoopy:

  67. Susan in Wisconsin says:

    Thanks for the link to the edible flowers page. I’ve eaten dandylion leaves in salads – this year I’m going for the flowers too. They should taste like mushrooms when fried in butter. How cool is that. BBB please.

  68. Tammy F says:

    Would love to try flower jellies, BBB pls!

  69. Terri - LA says:

    flower jellies sound delicious! BBB please!

  70. Kristen says:

    BBB, pretty please!

  71. farmershae says:

    I really want to try to do this this year – I just need enough flowers!! BBB me please!

  72. Jennifer Mossman says:

    BBB enter me please. Jellies sound good.

  73. Tonya says:

    BBB for me too, please….still laughing about this being a “Sheep in the Road” blog :sheep:

  74. ladychef68 says:

    BBB Flower jellies….how fun!
    Thanks Tracy and Suzanne.

  75. GrammieEarth says:

    I eat nasturtiums in my salad all summer long. I would love to make them into jelly…hibiscus as well! BBB Please πŸ™‚


  76. Tracy says:

    Yes please, BBB for me!

  77. Melanie says:

    I would like the BBB, please and thanks.

  78. sue says:

    I would love, love, love the BBB to come to me!

  79. kellytorrey says:

    Please enter me in BBB :o)

  80. Courtney says:

    Enter me for the BBB!


  81. lavenderblue says:

    Violet jelly, how elegant does that sound! On thin little wafer cookies. With lemon tea in tiny fragile little cups. Uh Oh! Look out, here comes Suzanne’s Giant Puppy. And Annabelle. Oh! Oooh! Never mind….

    Would love a BBB, though.

  82. Gini says:

    I would love to make some flower jellies! How very interesting! BBB

  83. AnnieB says:

    Lavender jelly sounds great to me. BBB please!

  84. Tina says:

    How delightful! It has never occured to me to make flower jelly….until now!! BBB Please!

  85. Patty says:

    I would love to have a new BBB because my old one is falling apart!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!

  86. Martha in KS says:

    When I first read “flower jellies” I pictured those jelly shoes they used to make from rubber, with flowers painted on them. Pretty picture – then your posting opened & I saw this is something edible! I’d love a BBB

  87. Barbie says:

    Wish we had spring flowers instead of the snow that is falling again! I am looking forward to trying new canning recipes, flower jellies will be first. :purpleflower: BBB

  88. Tammy says:

    I’ve got way too many empty jars that need filling! BBB for me please:o)

  89. Janice Beall says:

    Would love the BBB. I made violet vinegar last spring, jelly would be interesting.

  90. Barbara W says:

    BBB Please, I have to say you have me thinking of a herb garden this year.

  91. Belinda Richardson says:

    I would love to have the Ball Blue Book. πŸ™‚

    [email protected] :dancingmonster:

  92. Debbie R says:

    Flowers? I seem to remember those, sorta. BBB please!

  93. Janice Jewett says:

    I make dandelion jelly didn’t know I could make jelly from other flowers cool. Please enter me for the BBB.

  94. Jennifer S says:

    BBB please!

  95. LisaAJB says:

    Spring also means that I’ve started my seeds so I have lots and lots of tomatoes and beans to can for next fall. BBB please

  96. Patricialynn says:

    BBB please!

    I just found a neighbor who was complaining that she has eight fruit trees in her backyard, and they make a mess every fall. EIGHT FRUIT TREES! And she doesn’t want any of the fruit. I now have permission to glean all eight trees this fall for anything I want to keep.

    I’d love to be able to can some of the produce and give it back to her as a thank you!

  97. Angie Siegel says:

    BBB Please:)

  98. Rachel says:

    No I don’t have jars, I’m waiting to get my BBB! πŸ˜‰

  99. maryann says:

    Spring?? We are getting the backside of the Northeastern tonight. Sigh I wish it was spring. Enter me into the BBB please.

  100. Shar says:

    Thanks, Suzanne & Tracy, for the drawing! Please enter me for the BBB!

  101. Ashlee says:

    BBB please πŸ™‚

  102. Lana says:

    Thank you, Tracy, and thank you, Suzanne! Please enter me in the drawing.

  103. LK says:

    I noticed that on the list of flowers that were edible, that dandelions were listed as only petals are edible. That isn’t true, as the leaves (particularly the young ones) are edible. They taste like spinach, so my daughter says. :yes: They are extremely healthy for you.

    Dandelions can be used to treat diabetes, I understand, and the latex in the sap is good to treat warts.

    Dandelion jelly is very mild. I love it. Just make sure that you only use the yellow parts though…pick off the white, as it is bitter. I found a great recipe for Amish Dandelion Jelly when I did an online search.

  104. Carole says:

    I have never thought of making jelly from flowers – this is a new one on me!!! Your website is just a joy – I must share it with my neighbor down the road who does alot of canning. Blessings to you:-)

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