A Week Into September

Spider Lily (Lycoris)

Out of the hospital, my husband is in a rehab facility to restore his mobility and strength. I’m happy to see improvement and am so very touched by your many kind well wishes for us. Our daughter’s recent visit was good medicine.

September is moving along at a fast clip. I have taken only a brief few minutes most days to pass through the garden. There are several standouts I wanted to share.

More Spider lilies opened and I can’t get enough. I’m fascinated by these flowers steeped in my childhood.

Spider Lily (Lycoris)

Spider Lily (Lycoris)

Planted last year this Sedum ‘Thunderhead’ slept through its first season, but this year it has done well. It began waking up in July and finally is in bloom.

Sedum ‘Thunderhead’ July 25, 2022

Sedum ‘Thunderhead’ August 28, 2022

Sedum ‘Thunderhead’ Sept 5, 2022

Sedum ‘Thunderhead’ Sept 7, 2022

Sedum ‘Thunderhead’ Sept 7, 2022

Finally, the dahlias are holding on. Two new ones this year are particularly fetching and have managed to charm me into dreaming about ordering more dahlias next year.

Dahlia ‘HS Date’ (Single)

Dahlia ‘HS Date’ (Single)

Dahlia ‘Great Silence’ (Decorative dahlia)

Dahlia ‘Great Silence’ (Decorative dahlia) with Sedum ‘Thunderhead’ in background

Dahlia ‘Great Silence’ (Decorative dahlia)

Dahlia ‘Great Silence’ (Decorative dahlia)

18 thoughts on “A Week Into September

  1. Kris P

    As you look after your husband, I hope you’re also taking care of yourself, Susie. I’m sure that visits to your garden, however brief, have restorative power. All your late summer flowers are spectacular to my eyes. I’ve planted various Lycoris over the years but I don’t think I’ve seen more than a couple actually make it to bloom status. I love the color of new-to-me Dahlia ‘Great Silence’. Best wishes to both you and your husband.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I’m trying Kris. Having my daughter here was a great help. Thanks for the good wishes — I will pass them along. Lycoris were difficult to establish and it took two years to see the blooms.

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  2. Katie

    I just planted both of those dahlia varieties this year too! I am particularly in love with the HS Date—the ombré color bleed of the orange and red is delicious.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Katie, I love the HS Date too. It’s a single form dahlia. Yesterday it struck me the name might stand for High School and the type is single–am I reading that right? Ha!

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  3. Cathy

    Sorry to hear your husband has been in hospital Susie. Hope he is doing well in rehab. Your lilies are gorgeous! Your garden really has been a picture this year Susie. 😃

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  4. Cathy

    I am so pleased you are seeing improvements in your husband’s health and hope this progress continues. How lovely that your daughter was able to visit, giving you both a boost…That spider lily is glorious!

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