Once again, I would like to remind my beloved readers that Nature is powerful & is to be respected. One must be very clear of WHAT they are harvesting, HOW it was grown [near heavily trafficked roads? sprayed with pesticides?] & how they plan to USE it. While all types of DAYLILIES [Hemerocallis] are edible from tuber to flower, Asiatic Lily species & Easter Lillies are NOT edible, & are indeed quite poisonous. It is crucial you are 100% sure of the ID of any plant before harvesting & using it. Also, it is important to only take what you will use & not to overpick from any one plant or stand of plants in order to ensure their continued growth. Cheers!
I do hope you have enjoyed this little spotlight on my beloved daylilies. And, I hope I have inspired you to give them a try! They are truly a fabulous & delicious resource that is seriously underused. Pop by the bar at Cupacity in July & August & I am sure to have some on hand for garnishing! [Maybe I can convince Susan M. to use them as a side dish too…] As always, be sure to let me know how you use them & what you think! Until next time, take care & don’t forget to #StopAndEatTheFlowers
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My husband & I were blessed with 2 beautiful girls. When I was diagnosed with MS, I couldn't keep up the pace working retail. We decided on a simpler life, built a cabin in the woods, & moved to mid-coast Maine