Creating Shade for Potted Plants

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Just because your deck or patio is quite sunny doesn't mean you can't grow some more shade loving plants. Creating shade will also help protect any plant and conserve water on really hot days. This is a page about creating shade for potted plants.


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We have very little shade. For our potted plants, we bought umbrellas at Dollar Tree and broke the bottom off. When it's too hot and sunny we put them up, in each pot, over the plants.

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June 13, 20161 found this helpful

This is a great idea. (Imagination running riot; the frilly type of geranium would have a pale coloured parasol; the upright soldierly Umbrella plant would have a black, city-man type and a cheese plant, a big fishing shade!)
Seriously, this is a super idea.Wish you had a picture of your garden.
Marg from England.

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July 29, 20161 found this helpful

This isnt the best pic, but gives an idea. ill take some more pics, but this gives you an idea

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July 30, 20160 found this helpful

here is a picture i took last night

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August 1, 20161 found this helpful

Now we have! Lovely, thanks.
Margfrom England.

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