The Umbrella Garden is Back

umbrellas and dahlias
Umbrella Garden

I stop to photograph this unique garden each year, and this year I thought it had failed. It turns out the shrubs around it have grown tall enough that you can’t really see the plants until they get really tall.

It’s a dahlia garden, and the growers place umbrellas over each plant. They’ve never been home when I’ve stopped during the day, so I’m not sure but I would guess it’s to protect the plants and the flowers from wind and rain damage, and even excess sun. They may be competition dahlias, but I just love the idea of all those umbrellas!

Here’s the prior umbrella garden.

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