DAY LILY DAYS
Day lilies are a popular border flower,
abundant and in bloom these sunny June days.
Popular hybrid colors are oranges and yellow.
No wonder how this tall, grassy flower
earned its name . . .
day lilies open at sunrise, wither at sunset,
each flower replaced by another
on the same stem the next day.
Day lilies are sometimes used in cuisine,
especially Chinese dishes: Buddha's Delight,
Moo Shu Pork and Day Lily Soup.