honey suckle

honey suckle

20.8.14

UMBRELLAS FOR PLANTS

Too much rain fall in this summer we have in Japan.  Moderate rain is essential to plants, but it depends on its duration and volume....



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Sometimes I use umbrellas to cover plants against rain.  Peonies and some kinds of roses are particularly susceptible to rain.  Rain bends flower peduncles and hurts flower petals.

We have a bangasa (a Japanese traditional coarse oilpaper umbrella) and plastic umbrellas for our garden.  Handles of umbrellas are tied to or inserted into the posts.

A bangasa for a tree peony (April 2013)

Looking down a peony through the window pane (May 2013)

Herbaceous peonies (May 2013)

Herbaceous peonies (May 2014)

Herbaceous peonies (May 2014)

Stacys byzantina (May 2013)

Plastic umbrellas for roses (June 2012)

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