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Panicle Hydrangea

Usually I travel some place warm during this time of the year but the virus has changed my plans. Luckily the autumn has been exceptionally warm up here in the north.

Panicle hydrangeas (Hydrangea paniculata) have bloomed but I managed to take few pictures when visiting the summer cottage nearly two months ago.

Also bought a new variety for my dad in the spring with bigger blooms than the ones we currently have.

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Snowball

The snowball bush (Viburnum opulus) is blooming .

In the beginning the blooms are light green and then turn to white.

Originally we only had one bush but I managed to create two more by bending a branch to the ground and letting it grow roots. Then moving the new bush to another location.

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Rhododendron

Rhododendron

It sure has been a good year for rhododendrons up here in the north. Every plant is blooming. Have seen many wonderful pictures taken by many of my friends.

My father’s apple of his eye – a violet rhododendron which he cares with devotion is also does its best. Last year went without any blooms but this year is totally different.

It has been the only one he has had but in the spring I bought him a pink one. Now we just wait and see if that one makes it through the winter.

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Snowball

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Snowballs are here again! The bush seems to be full of white flowers.

Hope that the branches are able to take the extra weight brought in by the racemes. They have promised heavy summer rains and it might be too much to bear.

I have been so happy this one bush that I decided to try to have few more. Trying to have new saplings by bending the branches to the soil and waiting them to grow roots.

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