The Umbrella Garden is Back 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. . . . . . . . For a print of any photo, visit “purchasing” for availability and terms. For photos of lots of black cats and other cats—and even some birds as I first published this post there—visit The Creative Cat. 00Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation Waiting for Showtime, 2012Poem for Thursday: If There Weren’t Morning Glories One Comment They look amazing. I think you are right, those must be very special flowers and the way of protecting them looks so nice. Loading... Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.