Photo: Vincent Mounier, from Strange Brooklyn Shores
I saw my first day lily buds a couple of days ago. The season approaches.
For salads, pickles, and a steamed vegetable, head for your closest stand of Hemerocallis fulva: that's the naturalized, extra-long-stemmed, fulvous day lily (deep, rich orange, in plain English).
I would say more, but then you wouldn't be tempted to read my essay about eating day lilies for Edible Manhattan.
(And see if you can spot the sentence I did not write...)