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umbrella garden

just watch it grow
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Rather than waste the water that falls onto an umbrella, can stick small covering of soil-type-stuff onto it along with some seeds. Could get nice lawn of hanging basket affair.
slancaster, May 04 2001

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       You might even use it as a nursery for hair eating ants.
Ivy, May 04 2001
  

       Just try holding a potted-plant-on-a-stick over your head in the rain. (Chia hats, however... now there you've got something, methinks)
absterge, May 04 2001
  

       I just love english ambiguity. I read this title and became excited to hear about a new direction in backyard landscaping -- the lovely umbrella garden. Rock gardens display rocks in artistically appealing formations; the umbrella garden would be a lovely arrangement of umbrellas, some opened, some closed, evoking a feng shui heretofore unmatched.
globaltourniquet, May 04 2001
  

       How about sheet moss umbrellas? Sheet Moss is formed into sheets that can be used for a variety of projects . To apply it, simply tear off a piece of the desired size and lay it over the selected area. Will lose its green color and turn brown if it dries out. Is a great way to add texture and interest quickly and easily. For those who don't like the idea of buying moss, encouraging natural moss to grow on items like doors, pots, masonry walls, patios and umbrellas is an easy alternative. Simply spray the wall, umbrella or desired area with one quart of water and one quart of buttermilk. Mixing moss with milk and painting it directly on an umbrella or a container--such as a terra cotta pot--will also encourage moss growth. Call me a green thumbwax if you like - but only here and don't wear it out.
thumbwax, May 05 2001
  

       Green thumbwax. Must be St. Patrick's day.
jaksplat, Mar 17 2008
  
      
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