Week Three

Photos from the third week in the garden are up, spanning from March 28 to April 3, and have been tagged "Week Three" in my Gardening 2010 album in my Picasa Web Albums.

This week, I’ll offer four photos sampled from all of the ones I took.

On the right, is a purple coneflower that I planted last year in my flower bed. Its brothers and sisters all perished, I think because they were shaded too much by the red sun sunflowers. This one didn't grow that much last year, but this year, I removed a little more of the netting around its roots that was there when I transplanted its jiffy starter peat kit and it has really taken off. It's already about as big as the begonia I put on the edge of the bed.
On the right, is a purple coneflower that I planted last year in my flower bed. Its brothers and sisters all perished, I think because they were shaded too much by the red sun sunflowers. This one didn't grow that much last year, but this year, I removed a little more of the netting around its roots that was there when I transplanted its jiffy starter peat kit and it has really taken off. It's already about as big as the begonia I put on the edge of the bed.

We only had one patch of dianthus survive the freeze(s), but it’s a really strong patch in the front bed. I bought two packets of dianthus seed so it would have company this year.

A post-watering shot of the bright red-purple dianthus that Kim planted last season or the year before in the front bed.
A post-watering shot of the bright red-purple dianthus that Kim planted last season or the year before in the front bed.

I’m really looking forward to the two packets of coleus seed wizard mix that I planted. However, it was pretty slow to show some signs of germination life. It’s doing a lot better, now, about two weeks after I sowed them.

Baby coleus! Squint and you can see it ...
Baby coleus! Squint and you can see it ...

And now for the requisite full bed shot … at the end of week three.

Week Three: April 3, 2010
Week Three: April 3, 2010

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