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Cool July

"Cool July" has an unsettling ring. July is summer and is usually quite warm, if not downright hot in the Pacific Northwest. This July, however, is reminiscent of childhood summers when it was much cooler in Portland. Well. As I write this, it's raining, a very unusual weather pattern for us, but I'm not surprised. Nothing is "normal" any more. At least the water loving plants have been luxuriating in this weather, so why not have a look at a few hydrangeas, fuchsias and others this week at Chickadee Gardens, plants that are saying "thank you" for the rain.
A lovely blue hydrangea (one of four) that was actually already on the property. I don't know who it is, a macrophylla mophead of course. That's all I know.

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