My grandmother did something incredibly smart. When she received hydrangeas as potted plants for indoors – she would eventually plant them outside.
It turns out that they thrive in her garden.
And year after year, we are blessed with this sight:
They’re just starting to bloom.
And pretty soon – the whole flower bed will be filled with blues and pinks and purples.
Like this: (from a previous year)
And you end up with the feeling that Norwegian July – no matter how cold – is pretty okay after all.