I once knew a man who was crazy about daylilies. He planted them in clumps all over his backyard, near boulders, at the edge of the cove, by the deck, massed near trees, everywhere you looked there were different kinds of daylilies. They sent up colorful sprays of flowers, like fireworks, throughout the summer. He showed me how to snip a blossom at its neck, and float it in a bowl of water. The deer munch the buds off the ones I planted behind my house, but the ones behind the fence in front have survived. I like to keep one or two on my desk while I work, so I can admire the ruffle of an edge of the wash of a color. The bloom lasts all day. Just remember to shake out the earwigs, ants, and spiders that might have found a home in the flower so that they don't move in with you.