Hemerocallis fulva

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Hemerocalis Fulva (Daylily) by TwoPlusCute

Our Daylilies (Hemerocalis Fulva) bloomed in late June due to the belated spring. The flowers look gorgeous, towering 3-4 feet (about a meter) tall.

Last year I performed the mistake to cut some for vases. I am sure seasoned gardeners will laugh at this. You see, Daylilies are named so for a reason. This year, that I grew wiser after cleaning all the mess last year) I will let them bloom and fade, right where they are. 🙂

On the other hand, I just might eat them.


Hemerocalis Fulva by TwoPlusCute
Nom, nom, nom?


I seem to have the exact species used in the Asian cuisine and I am curious to try eating some flowers.
I imagine that’s exactly what fairies eat.

Last spring I dug out two full boxes of Daylilies as I wanted to fix the slope on the eastern bed. I put them on the sidewalk with neat “free Daylilies” signs and they were gone quickly.

I left a bunch just because last year I mowed them (yep!). It is the easiest way for me, to “cut to the ground” any super ninja plants like Hostas, Daylilies and Irises.
Only…make sure you don’t cut the house ground with the mower. Been there, done that. I was always curious about what that thick wire that was coming out of the house was and that day, I found out.


Orange Day Lilly close up. Photo by TwoPlusCute.com


Luckily, we have two house grounds and as you see the back up came in handy! And the Daylilies came back as strong as ever.

Does anyone know when to harvest the Daylily roots in order to eat them? In which season? It’s a culinary experiment, I really want to try. 🙂

In other news, I managed to kill my yellow Columbine within a week…

Yellow Columbine by TwoPlusCute
R.I.P. 🙁

However my sturdy potted strawberries, are doing their best to attract butterflies

and we discovered we have wild blueberries in our yard!

Which explains this furry friend.

Hope your gardens are full and happy. 🙂


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    • July 12, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Heheh it’s ok giggling about it. I tend to be rather goofy and cause disasters all the time. 😀

    • July 10, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Aaah, same here (with the brown thumb) but you see, Daylilies are almost invasive. It doesn’t matter what you do to them, they will survive. 🙂

  • July 9, 2015 at 8:15 am

    You made me laugh with with putting daylillies in a vase! Thats one of the hardy plants that will grow on the FL coast. I’ve always loved them. I didn’t know they were edible.. thanks for that tidbit of info:)
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    • July 10, 2015 at 10:59 am

      I was inspired by all the peonies and hydrangeas people bring in their home and I thought I give it a shot with what I had. I cleaned debris for days, lol. 😀

  • July 8, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    I just love your pictures and the beautiful color of these flowers! I’m known for killing my plants and I don’t know a thing about gardening (fortunately my dad’s hobby is gardening and he takes care of my garden!).

    • July 8, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      Glad you like them Ntina!
      How lucky to have a dad that knows his way around a garden. 🙂

  • July 8, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Your yellow Columbine was very pretty….may it rest in peace! 🙂 I can’t count the number of plants I’ve killed over the years! The edible Daylily is pretty, too. It’s nice to know the roots are edible in case of a famine…..yep, that’s when I might eat ’em! Let me know what you think…..Happy gardening!
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    • July 8, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      In case of famine? It is supposed to be a delicacy according to my google sources.
      Perhaps I shouldn’t believe all I read online. 😀


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