|photo by ana traina ~ 2012~|
Collect open or closed daylily buds by popping the heads off Similar to the way you did as a carefree child.
Cut off any green. Also, snip off the pollen covered stamen if the bloom is open.
Clean them thoroughly under cool water. Never use hot water. This will remove any buggies left inside.
Place on your dehydrator tray or place in the oven (you must leave the oven door ajar) for about 24 hours at 105 F, or until completely dry. Or you could always go the old fashioned way and try sun-drying them if weather conditions are right.
Now, you can store in a sealed container in a cool dark place.
Presuming the flowers were dried thoroughly, they will now keep for up to 1 year.