Daylilies for Dinner: Good to know!

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Daylilies for Dinner

By Sharon
October 9, 2012

Growing up I ate more when grazing in the gardens than when sitting at the dinner table. Even now I wander around tasting my tomatoes, a nibble here, a nibble there, a leaf of spearmint, a daylily bud or two, a pinch of rosemary, basil . . . Yes. I do. I nibble my daylilies.

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mistyfog
Oct 9, 2012 10:51 AM CST
Good to know that modern daylilies are not a safe bet for human consumption, although
deer think the newest, most expensive ones are the best. LOL.
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Sharon
Oct 9, 2012 11:09 AM CST
'High maintenance deer', those with the most expensive tastes!!

I'm so glad my house is surrounded by other houses, though not very close. The deer don't venture this far 'inland'. I have a friend who 'fenced' her garden with ditchlilies on the side nearest the forest. Her theory was that the critters ate the ditchlilies when they got to the edge and stopped when their tummies were full. They didn't venture further into her garden.

Didn't hurt the ditchlilies either, they just kept right on growing. Big Grin
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fiwit
Jun 9, 2015 8:34 AM CST
Sharon said:'High maintenance deer', those with the most expensive tastes!!

I'm so glad my house is surrounded by other houses, though not very close. The deer don't venture this far 'inland'. I have a friend who 'fenced' her garden with ditchlilies on the side nearest the forest. Her theory was that the critters ate the ditchlilies when they got to the edge and stopped when their tummies were full. They didn't venture further into her garden.

Didn't hurt the ditchlilies either, they just kept right on growing. Big Grin



Hmmm... I was having a conversation the other day with someone on ways to deter deer. If only I could remember who it was. so I could share this idea!
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Sharon
Jun 9, 2015 4:29 PM CST
Big Grin
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