Shelters From the Sun are Garden Wise

Escape the Sun After the 4th!

We’ve had several weeks in the DC-area where many of our days have exceeded 90 degree temps; this week we’re topping 100. This coming weekend it will continue to be warm and I’m sure I won’t be the only one seeking shelter from the sun.  Below is a pic of one of the sun shelters from my garden, with the  GardenWise studio in the background.  Our fun brightly colored striped umbrella shields us from the bright sun by day and  protects us from sudden rain storms by night.

How do you escape the sun –what type of shelter do you have in your garden space? An umbrella, a covered pergola, strategically placed trees?   Below is a post from Southern Living about Sun Shelters, a great link to share as we look ahead to another very sunny and warm summer weekend.  

Southern Living –

DC’s GardenWise on Shelter from the Sun

“Let sun shelters be your gateway to more gratifying outdoor living–you might even find yourself drifting to sleep beneath your umbrella.”

We’ve had several weeks in the DC-area this season where the temperature has exceeded 90 degrees — today it’s 102!!  I spent the 4th of July in a shaded area near a pool, and even on a 97 degree sunny day, shelter under a very large umbrella with some strategically placed trees with a group of friends allowed for a pleasant and relaxing day.  We even enjoyed a nice breeze or two!

I came across this post from Southern Living about Sun Shelters, and thought it would be a perfect post-4th of July post.   Below is the umbrella from my own yard, which has provided shelter from many sunny days.