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daylily

Daylily greens garlic butter saute

Daylily Greens Garlic Butter SauteWritten and Photographed by Juliet Blankespoor Daylily greens Lime-green succulent spears of winter’s released slumber, daylily greens are a relished early spring wild green. Daylily’s pleasant mild flavor is excellent paired with the more pungent creasy greens or wild turnip. To prolong the season, cut the greens right at the ground, [...]
Daylily flower

Of Pollination

Of PollinationWritten and Photographed by Juliet Blankespoor - Buds succulent and inflated with sunlight’s promise, the singular hope of visiting wings and careless brushes,  golden dust whispering future life, carrying the stories of those who came before, Nestled in glandular secretions sweet stigmatic respite Penetrating pollen tube and finally, the raveling of new life faith [...]
Daylily flower

The Delectable Daylily

The daylily is not only a versatile wild edible, but a beautiful and easy-to-grow perennial garden flower. It is native to Asia and has escaped cultivation over most of eastern North America. Daylily is a familiar sight alongside streams, roadsides, and fences. Chances are you are already living close to a patch of this showy member of the Xanthorrhoeaceae family.