Week Sixteen

Photos from the sixteenth week in the garden are up, spanning June 27-July 6, and have been tagged “Week Sixteen” in my Gardening 2010, Part Three album in my Picasa Web Albums. To see the original bed photos — in a slideshow from week to week — visit my Gardening 2010 photo album on Facebook.

A lot of rain this week, especially after a category 2 hurricane hit Mexico. Here's some soggy cosmos.
A lot of rain this week, especially after a category 2 hurricane hit Mexico. Here's some soggy cosmos.
The rain brought the critters, too. I found several of these catapillars, and they ate most of the surving tomato plant Kim's uncle gave us.
The rain brought the critters, too. I found several of these catapillars, and they ate most of the surving tomato plant Kim's uncle gave us.
Here's a shot of the original bed. A lot of the taller cosmos and zinnia have fallen, and the zinnia are now crowding out the portulaca.
Here's a shot of the original bed. A lot of the taller cosmos and zinnia have fallen, and the zinnia are now crowding out the portulaca.
A handful of bachelor buttons bloomed right after all of the storms.
A handful of bachelor buttons bloomed right after all of the storms.
This is the only Monarda ‘Bergamo’ that has made it to maturity to flower. All of the others I transplanted, as seedlings, into the bed, but they didn't make it. There were only a few that got big enough to transplant. Won't be buying this again.
This is the only Monarda ‘Bergamo’ that has made it to maturity to flower. All of the others I transplanted, as seedlings, into the bed, but they didn't make it. There were only a few that got big enough to transplant. Won't be buying this again.
The homegrown coleus from seed is doing very well in various pots on the porch.
The homegrown coleus from seed is doing very well in various pots on the porch.
These black-eyed susans - the only thing still left from last year's father's day gift from Kim and Corina - are going wild.
These black-eyed susans — the only thing still left from last year's father's day gift from Kim and Corina — are going wild.

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