Words and pictures from the author of And the Crows Took Their Eyes as well as the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries . . .
I love daylilies so much -- and there are so many gorgeous varieties. I planted way too many in my big garden when we moved to this house years ago, and the deer just loved those tasty buds. I still have too many, but I've replace a lot with plants like monarda and phlox and platycodon (balloon flowers) in which the deer have zero interest. Jerry has to spray the daylilies with repellant for them to have any blooms at all.
A simple plant, prolific as can be, and pretty flowers that are there supposedly for just a day. I haven't checked lately, about each bloom's lifetime. I do remember picking buds and my sister sautéing in butter. Pretty good.
Barbara has answered my wondering about their name - I guessed perhaps the flowers just lasted a day.
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