My garden-Orange Daylily(金針花)

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About four years ago, I planted a number of lily seedlings in the garden, I remember that I waited until the second year began after flowering, when the lilies bloom is very beautiful in the sunlight, yellow gold, it attracts attention.

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When the lilies for eating purposes, we need to start off yet and pale green buds dried. Lily is one of the historic Chinese diet food, eating method is usually picking dried buds (golden brown), boiled lily soup, or chicken roast.

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和大自然共處的這幾年,這些生命力強韌隨季節流轉的花草和樹,總讓我留下深刻印象,選擇簡單和自然共處的生活,就是不去違逆自然,而又必須有所作為。

凌拂老師在「山。城草木疏」書中有一段文字,我非常喜歡,它是這樣寫著:

草木無所不在,每一株都是它自已,各有其特別的個性。在歲序裡秒秒流轉,每一株都有千古生民的遊思。無造任運而自然,原初的原初,生民無須勞動而自然任運的時代,隨歲序採摘,是大地奉給什麼,生民就食用什麼的。因此,厚生裡不失情境,利用中自有尊重,至於屯積、耕作是畜牧之後才有的事了。

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鄉間小路三五農家牆邊或是水渠旁的金針花開放著,趁著陽光還未大放,摘下新鮮的金針花苞,可以聽見清脆的聲音,我剝開花苞除去花芯,洗淨泡水之後,新鮮食材怎麼烹煮都好吃。

別全摘完!另一半這麼說著,我當然也這麼想著,打開窗就看見滿園的點點燦爛,當初種了大約200-300株的金針,分區輪流開放著,也為花園增加幾分顏色。

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17 thoughts on “My garden-Orange Daylily(金針花)

  1. What lovely photos of the orange flowers, Meihsiu. They look very cheery. Great butterfly shot too. It must be hungry, eating the nectar from the flower and didn’t notice you 🙂 That looks like such a delicious bowl of dried noodles, and I am sure it was just that – delicious and you enjoyed it. Or whoever enjoyed it, enjoyed it 🙂

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    • Dear Mabel
      Chinese people depend on nature for a living, lack of food in the past era, so many flowers to become food, of course, still have to be careful when eating, lily flower has a unique crisp taste, I feel very special, it was also dried flowers are edible , but I like fresh, haha…..😊

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  2. This is interesting! The Lily is a beautiful flower and I’e seen a few different kinds, but not this one. The plus is that it is edible! Thank you for reading and liking my poem.
    Best wishes.

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      • I think your life and all these wonderful things you grow are so amazing! Time and patience reap rewards. Thank you for liking and reading my poems too. This is much appreciated!

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