Attack of the giant purple mushroom

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  1. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Well... sorta.
    Last year my brother was throwing out this old patio umbrella.


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    old patio umbrella ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden )


    And I immediately knew that I could use it in the garden (seen someone use one here).
    Here's that old ugly umbrella today.


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    Hyacinth Bean Vine ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden )

    And it's cute flowers...



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    Hyacinth Bean Vine flowers ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden )
     
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  3. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    I would never guess there was an umbrella beneath that vine Cheryl. Great job!
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Wow!! Great coverup. Some cities and town could use your expertise to hide ugly features.

    Jerry
     
  5. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Thanks Frank and Jerry.
    I did throw out the fabric and just used the "skeleton".
    It was treacherous around it for a while... with the arms poking out. So I put some orange tape at the ends to keep anyone (me) from running into it and poking an eye out.
     



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  6. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    WOW now that's ingenious!! I would never have thought to do that with an old umbrella.
     
  7. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Eileen... it never occurred to me either until I saw it here. Wish I could remember who it was. One of the Donnas, I think.
     
  8. KK Ng

    KK Ng Hardy Maple

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    Well done Cherylad, now I know what to do with old umbrellas. :)
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Way cool, Cheryl....way, way cool.
     
  10. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Thanks KK and Sjoerd.
    I sent a photo of it to my brother and his wife. They want their old umbrella back! :D
     
  11. Mrs. Galeassi

    Mrs. Galeassi In Flower

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    I agree with Jerry, you could beautify some serious places with your talent. Now I can add to the list of unique garden items id like! Hehe
     
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    gardenelf In Flower

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    Totally cool idea, Cherylad, looks stunning! :stew1:
     
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    sgmgarden In Flower

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    Wow this is an incredible idea, I would never have thought of something like that. I think you may have just started a new trend :D
     

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