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The Drama of Daylillies
By Lynn Kirkland

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Herb of the week for 21st December

The Drama of Daylillies

Well we are close to Christmas and for the last few weeks we have been experiencing heat and humidity which makes us think we could be living in the tropics.
The flowering of the daylilies also adds a tropical feel to the herb garden.
How do daylilies fit into a herb garden you may well ask and I will answer that question by telling you that they are an edible flower and are used dried in some Asian dishes.
So these spectacular flowers fit into the culinary sector of herbal usage.
They are fun to stuff and serve up to guests who may do a double take at the thought of eating flowers but will be pleasantly surprised at the texture and taste of these blooms.
The daylily in the photo is fine to use but the single ones are easier to fill with your mixture of cream cheese which has been mixed with lemon juice and chopped herbs like lemon balm or lemon or orange thyme. Remove the stamens before filling.
Fill just before serving and if your guests are new to the concept of eating flowers you may have to tell them to eat the whole complete stuffed flower.
Daylilies are gorgeous in a vase but be wary of the pollen on the stamens which makes stains on clothing or furnishings so once again remove before placing in the vase.
Of course as their name would suggest they only last for a day so you may wish to enjoy them in the garden or on a plate!

Wishing everyone a spectacularly happy Christmas.

Thanks lynn another great read.

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