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Beat the heat with creative shade solutions

By
Karen Kirk
Photography by
Roger Yip

Provide shelter in the garden from the hot summer sun with these cool ideas


When those hot days of summer hit, it doesn’t take long for gardens and gardeners to wilt beneath the scorching sun. Here are some instant shade solutions for both you and your plants.

Instant canopy
For temporary shelter from the sun, billowy fabric, such as this old linen tablecloth (shown below) found at a garage sale for $6, makes a pretty canopy.

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