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.
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.
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…
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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